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Save the Pink Bathrooms
Our goal:
A gazillion people pledged to preserve vintage pink bathrooms.
Maybe you have a pink bathroom. Or you just love them.
All are welcome.
Your Comment is your Pledge…
and while you’re there, share your pink reveries.

And, be sure to visit my main site: RetroRenovation.com

Comments

  1. By Jane on

    I’ve always felt great pain when I hear people enthusiastically describing their “updates” to classic bathrooms.

    We have just purchased a home which is, I think, gorgeous. Among other original c. 1959 features it has a pink and black tiled bathroom. The fixtures, sadly, are gone but it escaped a total gut!

    SO exciting. I’m thrilled to have discovered this site!

  2. By Alison on

    Last year we purchased a home built in 1960…..one of our favorite features of the house are the funky bathroom tiles. In our pink bathroom, there is lots of pink tiles mixed with pink tiles that were painted with geometric designs…lots like something out of the Jetson’s. We need to re-tile one wall because the tiles are starting to collapse in the shower and are searching for pink tiles in replace what needs to be fixed before we attack the project.

  3. By Laura on

    My 1958 house in Los Angeles has a pink tile bathroom which the previous resident had “complemented” with walls painted electric yellow and trim painted black. I wasn’t keen on the pink until I painted the walls aqua… Now it feels like a time-travel spa!

  4. By Kelly Rohrer on

    My husband and I live in a home built in 1904. This week we were on a tour of homes titled “History Lives Here.” All of the visitors commented on the pink bathrooms saying, “We love how you kept the pink bathroom. For so many, the bathroom is the first thing people redo.” After hearing such positives, my husband and I pledged to save the pink bathroom(s). It’s kind of a load off. We will live very happily with them.

  5. By Julie Nilsson on

    We live in Chico, Ca and have a large pink bathroom with baby blue-ish tiles. The floor is pink and the walls – half way up – are pink, the counter too and the tub and sink are blue. This website has renewed my love for the bathroom. Thanks! I’m going to order a poodle pink curtain now. : )

  6. By Elise on

    I just repainted my pink bathroom a pretty mint green this weekend. I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. We’re going to be putting our house on the market soon and I’m printing up your top ten list to include with the house info. I hope the next owners will save the pink bathroom too!

  7. By Marianne on

    We own a duplex in northwest BC near Terrace, which was originally situated at the airport during WWII as officers quarters. The duplexes were moved in the dead of night to an un-incorporated suburb in the early 1970s. We have owned ours since 1979. Our one daughter and her little boy live in the other side. That’s the side with the pink bathroom, which I believe still proudly sports a pink sink. Our side still has the original green tub and sink, which I finally made peace with about 12 years ago. I show case small treasures like green milk glass and little vintage bowls to play up the retro green factor.

    The kitchens were done opposite, so ours was pink and grey, and Emmy’s was green and gray. Both kitchens were rather dreary and now they are mostly white, Emmy’s with pale aqua accents and mine with powder blue, pale lime and red.

  8. By Annie Wagner on

    We have a completely pink bathroom with everything being made by Koehler. We have 2 “shampoo” sinks as they were called back then. They are both different shapes and one still has the microphone sprayer. We have the pink toilet, pink bidet and pink tub. We also have pinkmshag carpet in there with the pink fuzzy wallpaper!!! Oh and the counter top is black vinyl. I would happy to post pics if anyone wants to see it. People come over and always want to see the pink bathroom!!!

  9. By Sandra on

    We have a 1960’s flat (in the UK) and have lived here for 34 years….complete with the original pink bathroom, which I LOVE! Unfortunately we had to replace the toilet a few years ago and could only get a white one :-( BUT we still kept the rest of the pink suit and have no intention of changing it :-) We have just brought a second home, another apartment at the coast, and again 1960’s this time with an apricot coloured bathroom suit, which we’re keeping…along with the kitchen serving hatch and all other original features….we have furnished it completely retro too :-)

  10. By Becky Kephart on

    I am buying a 1957 home with few updates, which has a very large double sink all PINK full bathroom. I love your site and hope to find inspiration on how to compliment and celebrate the PINK!

  11. By Ken Fulgione on

    When we bought our house my wife told me that I did not have a PINK bathroom it was retro-rose… I mean what guy wants a Pink bathroom… but we can all live with a little retro-Rose.
    Being in Real Estate I now use my wife’s line every time we run across the Pink bathroom Syndrome…. Most buyers look at me like I am crazy but retro-Rose does grow on you….

  12. By Katherine on

    We have a 1960 house that has had very few updates. We love our mint green kitchen countertop and our pink/peach bathroom! Just this morning we bought some gorgeous NOS pink mosaic floor tile from someone on Craig’s List and this will spruce up the upstairs bathroom which has sort of cruddy, dingy, fake mosaic floor covering in it. We’ve always planned to preserve our pink bathroom, but the beautiful bathrooms on your site have inspired us to get going on our project. We’ll share pictures later!

  13. By on

    I came here to peruse the lightolier catalog but it doesnt seem to want to show itself to me? So ..on to Pink bathrooms. I recently moved into an apartment 1/2 intact Edwardian Architecture with pillars, mirrored doors, window seats, original hardware and so on. But the conversion to apartments was most likely 1930s. My bathroom is Art Deco patterned pink and maroon tiles everywhere you look. Intact. Sadly the all pink tile floor was covered at some point recently with a old fashioned style linoleum flooring.If it was my house I would, as I have done in the past, with Edwardian houses I have owned, and gone digging. Ive never seen tiles like these octagons..pretty large..in pale pink. Well I hope you enjoyed my little story..this is a nice site. I only wish I could access the Catalog.
    Regards, Dan

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