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Pink is the new black...

Posted by Amy Siders on September 12, 2022 0 Comments

Well, not exactly.

But we did get your attention with that title, didn't we?!

Pink may not be the first color you think of as a versatile option for your powder room or primary bath but Waterhouse is here to show you that pink isn't just for 9-year-old girls with glittery tiaras or tutus.

Pink can be bold.

Pink can be a neutral.

Pink can be daring.

Pink can be subtle and elegant.

Either way, let Waterhouse show you how to add positivity to your bathroom with pops (or explosions, in some instances!) of pink.

Adding a pop of color can change the entire feel of a room. Dark, moody colors tend to exude elegance, light colors create softness, and bright colors are typically more fun and playful. Pink is a color that's somewhere in the middle: It's both youthful and exciting yet adds a touch of refined modernism that you just can't ignore.

When it comes to bathrooms, you can have a little more fun with color and pattern. Since these small rooms are typically closed off from the rest of the house, it's an easy opportunity to incorporate hues you might not otherwise use in your home. And whether you're looking for something cheerful and bold or contemporary and sleek, pink could be a surprisingly easy choice.

This is the room where we get ready for work in the morning and unwind in the tub after a long day—so why not make the space bright and fun? If you're feeling inspired to add some rosy tones to your own space, we've rounded up the best pink bathroom ideas to help you get started.

  1. Add Pink Floral Wallpaper

One of our favorite ways to create a pink bathroom is to bring in a bold color with a striking wallpaper pattern. You don't have to go the floral route—there are endless wallpaper options on the market today, so pick a print that matches your design style. Pair your wallpaper with a matching vanity and create a focal point with framed art. If you really want to play into the floral theme, add fresh flowers and rotate them based on the seasons.


  1. Start with Pastels

If you're looking for something a little less bold, consider painting one wall in a muted powder pink. This way, you can easily incorporate a splash of color without it completely overtaking the room. Once the paint is dry, add a statement mirror (or two) and use gold accents throughout to create a stylish vintage-inspired vanity area.

  1. Choose a Theme

If your decorating style is anything but subtle, consider creating a pink bathroom that goes all-in with color and pattern. With abstract shelving, busy wallpaper, and beach accessories, this flamingo-theme powder room has it all. To create a similar look, paint the baseboards to complement your cabinets or vanity and carry the color throughout the room. Then, bring in white or neutral elements, like mirrors, lighting, and frames, to ground the look. Then, add your decorative elements to tie it all together.

  1. Add a Subtle Splash of Pink

While pink bathrooms are popular, vibrant colors aren't for everyone. Ease your way into this trend by starting small. Add a pink bath mat, shower curtain, or ottoman to your bathroom to introduce the color, and keep the rest of the space outfitted with neutrals. As you become more comfortable with the color, add subtle hints of pink, with your towels or washcloths.

  1. Decorate with a Salmon Shade of Pink

To update your bathroom without a permanent commitment, transform a neutral bathroom with small accessories, like linens or wall art. Balance a focal point mirror with wall sconces, then carry color throughout the room on towels, a bathmat, and soap dispenser. Choose a rich salmon shade of pink for a cozy look that pairs well with beige tones and whites with warm undertones.

  1. Paint a Bathroom Vanity

You can easily change the color scheme of a bathroom by giving the existing pieces a fresh coat of paint. Consider a painted vanity or painting built-in shelving a bright pink hue to create a new look. Then, incorporate small accessories, like a matching vase or tray, to bring it all together. 


  1. Make It Monochromatic

The perfect pink bathroom isn't always vibrant or loud. For a subtle pink accent, paint walls with a blush color. For a monochromatic look, paint large furnishings to match. Add neutral elements, like this upholstered white stool, or gold hardware to create a soft, traditional powder room or primary bath.

  1. Use Pink Tile for the Bathroom

It's not always easy to add tile to a bathroom (floor or otherwise), especially if a full renovation isn't on the table. Temporary wallpaper allows you to create the look of tile without all the effort. Add a wallpaper backsplash in soft pink tones for a pop of color in the bathroom. Finish the look with brass or gold hardware for a touch of glam.

  1. Create a Focal Point

If you're looking for an easy DIY project, focus on transforming one element of the room into a focal point. This will help you try the trend without committing to a total overhaul. Start with a vanity, dresser, or mirror, and add a coat of pink paint. Choose a pastel shade for a vintage vibe or go brighter for a more modern look. Contrast with neutral tones throughout the rest of the room to make your pink accessory the center of attention.

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