As you probably could imagine, I watch a lot of HGTV and home renovation shows. One of the things that make me cringe every time is when they completely gut a retro bathroom. Oh, not just any old bathroom – a perfectly pink bathroom. And while sometimes I understand things must change, I wish they’d leave something. Maybe let the pink wall tile stay or the baby pink toilet. Either way, it’s nice to see that some people out there, like me, are inspired by these vintage pink bathrooms. So, here’s a round-up of some of my favorites.
The Pink Bathroom Picks
The way the tiles form a sleek pink grid in this space by 2LGStudio is amazing.
Are you, like us, swooning over this mirror?
In love with the gold accents and dual sink in this pink bathroom via Rebecca Judd Loves.
Admittedly obsessed with terrazzo floors, so the fact that this is a subtly pink bathroom is a bonus.
Hints of pink and the amazing hexagon pattern on this pink bathroom renovation by @norsuhome.
A Little Pink Bathroom History
There’s actually a quite presidential name behind this classic trend and color. Before Mamie Eisenhower was the First Lady, she was the military wife of a general. To make herself feel at home, she kept a color palette of cream, green and pink no matter where they moved. And when she married ol’ Dwight and they moved into The White House? She brought her colors with her, including what is now referred to as “Mamie Pink” into the bathrooms. These can still be found in their former Gettysburg home (yes, there are tours!) today. The pink bathroom trend was wildly popular from the mid-50s to early 60s. With “Millennial Pink” hitting us now, it’s not hard to imagine a color taking over an era.