Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Tips: Think Pink!!



Pink bathrooms are in! Or, if you're like some people, you're thinking, hey, they've never been out. According to this New York Times article, "Bathrooms: Pretty in Pink, Again," many of us have fond memories of a pink bathroom in a relative's house, if not in their own home growing up.

Pastel colors were popular in the 1950's, an era many of us still associate with good times and fun. Light, bright colors gave way to

earthy tones in the late '60's and '70's, came back in the '80's before the organic and green/recycling movements sprouted... I'm predicting pastels to pop back to life. I think we could all use some optimistic influences. Plus, pinks go well with our current earthy browns, off-whites and greens, too!

If you're not sure you want to go all-out with the pink, try some accessories: towels, shower curtains, vases, tissue box covers and soap dishes for starters. Paint is cheap and easy, too... pinks come from the palest petal to bubble gum to full on fushcia. You're sure to find one that will work.

Or go all in with new glass tiles from Bisazza or Oceanside. Mix some mosaics in earthier, quieter mauves, with iridescents with pink overtones and flat tans for a transitional look or if you already have some browns going on and don’t want to redo everything.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are available, too, with a little effort.... but the manufacturers are still behind the trend. And there's a few pink-toned marbles and granites out there, check with your local suppliers.

If you're lucky, your house already has a pink toilet, otherwise, good luck finding one at the salvage yards.

Until next time!

--Elaine Bothe


Resources:

New York Times article, "Bathrooms: Pretty in Pink, Again" by Kate Murphy, published online on December 29, 2010.

Oceanside Glass Tile

Bisazza tile products from Italy

Need a new seat for your fabulous pink, blue, green or other colored toilet? Try this handy kit!


Photos courtesy of Laufen (via The New York Times online article) and Oceanside Glass Tile.

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