Pattern and color were major components in mid-century American bathrooms. In the 1940s, you will find several suburbs filled with bubblegum pink bathroom floors. Other patterns which were used include mint green tubs, counter tops and toilet sinks which were made out of vibrant colors. The parts lasted till 1970s. You can easily locate avocado tiles in most old homes. This is a pure proof that the patterns were popular those days.
The trend changed since 1980, people begun to cover their bathrooms with quiet and safe choices such as gray, beige, plain white and neutral colors.
In a bathroom, you can try bold colors which cannot work well in large areas. We have compiled a list of 17 colorful bathroom ideas which you can try. Even if you will like to have stripes or plaster your bathroom in beige, the ideas will work very well for you.
1. Cool Ombre
If you have a room with industrial elements, you can lay ombr pattern to bring a modern edge.
2. Brilliant Watercolors
By installing cobalt blue pattern tiles, you will bring a soothing watercolor in your bathroom. You can have shibori painting on the wall to evoke the Japanese texture.
3. Organic Stripes
You can lay tiles which are almost square to bring up a quirky pattern which will go with organic finishes. The tiles can be made out of three or four colors.
4. Switched-Up Subway
Classic subway can be turned up simply by choosing dark and green glass. The glass can be laid lengthwise to achieve great look.
5. Bright Orchid
Your bathroom can be tiled halfway by fire glazed orchid to give it outstanding look.
6. Unexpected Splashes
A herringbone pattern of tiles laid in a bathroom will turn your boring space into a wonderful looking bathroom.
7. Geometric Tromp Loeil
A 3D cube pattern can trick the eye to seeing depth. You can keep the tiles half wall to prevent the bathroom from looking monolithic.
8. Curvy Classic
Shell shaped deco tiles to give your modern bathroom vintage look. Addition of scones, curvy vintage mirror and brass fixture will finish the classic look.
9. Moroccan Spa
Turkish cotton towels will pair well with a floor to ceiling patterned tiles. The tiles can be paired with terra cotta colored grout for you to create a spa like bathroom.
10. Subtle Texture
If you love the same color, you can have your bathroom laid with small tiles made up of three or four shades.
11. Boho Meets Deco
Square white tiles can be paired with a warm en-caustic concrete floor. This is a relaxing vintage vibe which feels sophisticated.
12. Blue and White
Your bathroom can achieve vintage China through tiling it with creamy white and French blue tiles.
13. Nouveau Classic
Plain walls can be paired with chrome fixtures, circle star pattern, black and white floors.
14. Soft Sophistication
Patterns such as coral, mauve, dark and burgundy tiles will make your boring bathroom lively.
15. Warm Gold
You can raise the temperature in your black and white bathroom by adding warm metal fixtures made out of shades of gold.
16. Ocean Vibes
Large textured tiles can be embossed with patterns rich in texture to make them overwhelming to the eye. If you have a cohesive space, match floors, console counter top and shower enclosures.
17. Colorful Contrast
For a stylish space that pops, you can combine two contrasting patterns. For example, you can use triangles and stripes for the space to pop up.