This little website grew out of mid-century home lovers’ concern that pink bathrooms were being ripped out of post-war American homes way too hastily. How sad it is, to catch a TV makeover show that rips out a perfectly beautiful vintage bathroom… Seems like a bunch of the rest of the world — well behind our curve — actually dislikes mid-century pink bathrooms. They will regret what they have done.
On the other hand, I believe that to know pink bathrooms is to love them. Pink bathrooms are a wonderful part of our home design heritage. And, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that they are poised for a comeback — starting here, starting now.
Of course, pink bathrooms are emblematic — we love vintage yellow, blue, green, beige, peach, salmon, lavendar and grey bathrooms, too. Hi, I am Pam Kueber, publisher of RetroRenovation.com and this related pink bathrooms site. Come sit in my 1963 aquamarine kitchen to read more about me and my passion for mid-century, middle-class, main-street, “mid-century modern” and “mid-century modest” homes alike, published daily over on my main site, RetroRenovation.com.
Spread the word. Of course, be sure to Be Safe/Renovate Safe. And yes: Love the house you’re in.
2021 Update: After nearly 15 years of blogging about the retro, I have stepped back from posting regularly, and have closed comments. Enjoy all the wonderful comments over the years! Hooray for pink bathrooms!
P.S. Oh, and thanks (I think) to Mel Kolstad for her cheeky collage above — Pamela, Pink Potty Potentate. Not that I already didn’t look ridiculous in the *normal* Drill Baby Drill photo. Is there no end to what we will do in the name of vintage pink bathrooms?