Think a pink bathroom is outdated? This sophisticated, modern renovation will quickly change your mind.
My design client’s family has a beautiful home in Plano, Texas with a neutral color palette and traditional design elements including a brick exterior, subway tile backsplash, and hardwood floors. For this bathroom renovation, the goal was to increase functionality and create an overwhelmingly positive vibe. Therefore, we made drastic changes to the layout and infused vivid colors and modern design elements to create a sophisticated yet calming space.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job as an interior designer is adding the finishing details and watching the space come together. From decorating with the perfect pieces to handmade finds in my shop, From: Susie, it’s like icing the cake! This pink bathroom brings a smile to my face every time that I walk in. And who doesn’t want that feeling the first thing in the morning?
Yes, the walls are very much pink! Specifically, it is Mellow Coral by Sherwin Williams. Typically, my interior design clients request neutral colors like gray and white. However, this client said, “nope, I want color.” The client gets what the client wants. So, she got color and a sophisticated pink bathroom.
In order to balance the color palette, I chose a pale blue-green and white stamped tile for the bathroom floor. Originally, the patterned tile selection didn’t convince the clients. However, upon seeing samples in person, they agreed it was perfect to pull the space together and create a statement. Currently, we are still seeing a lot of stamped tiles on floors, but I’m steering away from the black and white design. I find that the more subdued the color contrast looks that the higher end the space feels. Lastly, we installed white subway and penny hexagon tile in the shower area for a clean, classic combination.
For this bathroom renovation, my clients wanted a large shower corner stall with a wide, glass door but without the step transition into the wet room. It is functional, easily accessible and a great way to maximize the space. To be candid, the longest part of this remodel was waiting on the shower glass. While lumber prices have become stable and lead times return to normal, the cost of glass is higher than usual and receiving product seems to take longer than usual.
The room is elegantly topped off with chrome light fixtures, faucets, and hardware per the clients’ request. Because chrome is a classic design choice, no comprises were made. It’s a timeless look which gave this space a much needed modern update.
The question that I’m sure everyone is asking is whether Jose, the general contractor whom I often push to the limits, likes this bathroom design. Well, as per usual, he did not expect it to turn out this beautiful. However, he knows that these photos not only show off all our hard work, but how well this space came together for our clients. Everyone can appreciate good design!
If you want to remodel your home, I encourage you to take risks in things that grab your attention. Go with that bold color you can’t get out of your head. Look at lots of different material samples to find that one that you might otherwise not have found. Splurge on the light fixture that will create a ‘wow factor’ every time someone enters the room. Do the things that will make you fall in love with your home.
Designer Tip: Make sure to mix materials, textures and design elements. For example, I would choose clear glass or even a fabric shade rather than milk glass or ceramic orbs for these light fixtures. Otherwise, the space would feel too cold and monotonous without the contrast.
Find more bathroom renovation ideas on the blog! For instance, Master Bathroom Remodel Ideas shares both trends and my clients’ top requests. Then, read Bathroom Remodel Cost and Ideas for things that you should know when renovating a bathroom. Lastly, find information to hire me for your next design project, here.