It's fair to say pink bathrooms are in style right now. Although it may seem like a bold colour choice for a bathroom, there are tones of pink to suit a wide range of interior schemes, from cottagecore to high-end luxe looks and period homes.

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Is pink a good colour for bathrooms?

Whether it's a vibrant coral, oh-so-Instagrammable millennial pink or the subtlest blush pink, there's a shade of pink to suit anyone and any home. And when it comes to making a pink bathroom look good, it's all down to personal preference. That's why we've selected a range of pink colour combos and homeware ideas to find the perfect look for you.

Read on for our pick of the best pink bathroom ideas and our favourite pink colour combos... And love all things pink? Check out our guide to pink bedroom ideas and pink living room ideas too!

Pink bathroom ideas

Pink bathroom tiles

Palm Springs pink hexagonal tiles, £63 per sq metre, Porcelain Superstore

Pink bathroom tiles make an instant statement. Go for wall-to-wall for maximum impact - to cover a large area without overwhelming the space, we'd recommend blush pink bathroom tiles or a similarly muted shade. But if you're feeling a bit braver, opt for a single pop of eye-catching pink with a bold coral or hot pink tiled-splashback or feature wall.

For a retro summer villa aesthetic, look for rustic washed-out pink bathroom tiles, or if you prefer something bold and contemporary, try pastel pink tiles with white or black grouting. If you don't have the budget to splash out on entirely new tiles, don't fret! You can give your existing ones a whole new lease of life with a lick of pink chalk paint.

Pink bathroom paint

Pink painted bathroom via Woodchip & Magnolia

If you're debating whether or not pink would look good in your bathroom, paint swatches are the way to go! Pick your three favourite pink shades and paint a swatch of each on all walls in the room - each wall will get slightly different light levels so it's important to see how the colours differ on each wall.

Leave them on for a week to give yourself time to assess which pink shade is best for you and your room. Dark pink paint shades can add depth to a small bathroom, while lighter pink paint shades work well as a canvas for other complementary colours and as a background for bathroom accessories like towel holders, plants and artwork.

Pink bath

You don't have to cover every surface in pink to make an impact in your bathroom. A pink bath can create just as much drama as pink walls or pink bathroom tiles, especially when set against a contrasting colour, like the charcoal-coloured panelling above.

If you're lucky enough to have a free-standing bath, a dusky, matte pink paint would make a great choice, as it keeps in line with classical designs and styles. A modern, tiled bath, on the other hand, could lend itself well to more daring shades of pink, such as millennial pink or coral. Just be sure to pair it with a complementary grouting colour!

If your bath has wooden panelling, you have even more versatility. A range of pink shades would work well on wood, but we think a deep rouge would make a safe bet.

Pink basin

Victoria Plum pink basin
Mode Orion pink coloured countertop basin, 355mm, £109, Victoria Plum

A few years ago, bathroom basins seemed like nothing more than a practical purchase, but nowadays they have us all in a flutter! The styles of bathroom basin on offer seem to be growing endlessly, and the same goes for colour choices.

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A contemporary pink basin like this one from Victoria Plum will bring your bathroom style bang up to date and it's a great choice if you're looking to bring just a subtle hint of pink to your scheme.

Pink bathroom accessories

In her bathroom makeover, Emily has chosen pink textiles such as hand towels and a bath mat, to add contrast to the monochrome tiling.

A total overhaul of your bathroom isn't always possible or practical, no matter how you much you love pink! For an easy and affordable bathroom refresh, try updating your bathroom towels and accessories in favour of pink ones, as Emily has done in her bathroom makeover above.

Try varying the shades of pink for a relaxed, boho look or stick to the same shade for neat, contemporary aesthetic.

Lilo bathroom pedal bin, copper, £29, MADE.COM

You can also tap into the pink bathroom trend with bathroom accessories like bins, soap dispensers, mirrors and toothbrush holders. We love these pink copper bathroom accessories from MADE.COM which would work well in a white, grey or green bathroom.

‘This room originally had a tiny shower and we always banged our elbows using it, so we wanted to go as big as we could with the new shower. With no vanity unit, I needed somewhere to put our bathroom towels and products and this cabinet, from Mustard Mead, looks great and it’s amazing how much storage space it has. The shower, gold taps and shower head are from Lusso Stone’
This pink locker from Mustard Made creates a playful contrast to the ornate gold shower cubicle in Liz's bathroom makeover

Pink storage and pink furniture such as drawers, cupboards or lockers, like Liz's Mustard Made locker above, are other canny ways of turning your existing bathroom into an on-trend pink bathroom.

Try upcycling an existing chest of drawers with paint, have a rummage in a local second-hand furniture store or splash out on one statement pink furniture item. Add other accessories, even if it's just shower gel or soap, in the same shade of pink as the furniture to create a bolder, cohesive look.

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Pink & green bathroom

pastel bathroom makeover - diy panelling
Heather's bathroom makeover feels fresh and botanical thanks to her green panelling and bathroom plants which pop perfectly against the pastel pink paint on her walls.

Pink and green interiors are super on-trend at the moment, and it's easy to see why. This colour combo is uplifting and reminiscent of nature and youthfulness. In pastel tones of mint green and powder pink, this combo has a delightfully retro feel to it.

With pink lending itself so well to green, it makes sense to load up your pink bathroom with plants! Choose plants that favour high humidity and lower light levels if your bathroom doesn't get much natural light.

Pink & grey bathroom

You can't go wrong with pink and grey bathrooms, in fact, this is one of the most popular colour schemes for interiors full-stop. Together, pink and grey create a cosy, relaxing feel to a space, perfect for when you're soaking in the tub with a candle or two!

To keep things from looking too dark, break up the pink and grey with white and wooden accents. A splash or two of green works, too!

Pink & copper bathroom

Ella pink tiles, £69 per metre sq, from Porcelain Superstore

For a high-end, polished look, choose pink and copper. This colour combo conveys the glamour of a boutique hotel or Italian villa. Copper taps, copper mirrors and copper shower cubicles are all ways of incorporating this shade into your pink bathroom.

Blush pink works especially well with copper accents, and for an even more luxe look, try pink marble too!

Pink & yellow bathroom

'We turned a bedroom into our colourful en-suite'
Karen's millennial-pink bathroom tiles make a great canvas for the indigo floor tiles and bright yellow cabinet. See her full bathroom makeover here.

If you're a colour lover, feast your eyes on pink and yellow! This combination is playful and cheery and would look especially good in a large, light-filled bathroom with plenty of sunlight really bring the colours to life.

Pops of baby blue or indigo, as well as white, will help keep things from looking too sickly sweet.

Pink & black bathroom

The previous room layout featured both a bath and cramped shower along the back wall with partition in-between. Moving the bath under the window has unlocked the space’s potential
Liz's bathroom walls are painted in a delicate terracotta pink hue which works as a great canvas for green plants and black accents

After a dash of contemporary cool in your pink bathroom? Black is the answer! Black will ground your pink scheme and keep things looking classic. Paired with the sleek black lines of a Crittall-style shower screen, as above, pink will look sophisticated.

Black accents are best suited to earthier shades of pink, such as terracotta, or peachy coloured pinks.

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Looking for more bathroom makeover inspiration? Check out our guides to bathroom tiles, renovating your bathroom on a budget, small bathroom ideas and towel storage ideas!

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Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.

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