Yes, evolutionary biology pretty much answers all questions about why we like anything. Our partners. Chocolate. Pink bathrooms…. Our preferences are hard-wired into our brains (which reach all the way down to our stomachs) back to caveman and cavewoman days. Why pink? Well…for women, scientists hypothesize that our senses are honed to the color as part of our historic hunting-and-gathering role. Those of us who can spot the bright red berries — survive! Hey, it sounds good to me, I like berries a lot, too. Read more about pink and evolutionary biology over on Retro Renovation.
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!
By 50s Pam on Author
Hi Daniel, one of the places I recommend is to check Kohler’s website for cleaning tips.
Also see my story on RetroRenovation.com: Understanding potential lead hazards in old porcelain enamel bathtubs and sinks and ceramic tile of any age. See my Be Safe/Renovate Page including that link and more here >> https://retrorenovation.com/renovate-safe/
By Daniel on
Recently moved in to a home with a pink bathroom: pink tub, sink and toilet. All three fixtures are in good condition but was looking for input on how to clean and make the tub and sink really shine again. Does anyone have any insight on products or do’s/dont’s when it comes to shining pink fixtures. Thanks.
By Jill on
I just finished building a small farmhouse. The master bathroom (and master bedroom) walls are blush, pink vanity cabinets, and pink tiled shower. Heavenly.
By Rob on
With the exception of strawberries and raspberries, I think the rest of the red berries will give you a belly ache.
By Mary Beth Driscoll on
As the owner of a house with not one but two pink bathrooms, I love to preserve what truly gives a house special character instead of making it conform with what ever is being promoted by the big box guys this year. Here’s to loving what we have and then finding out a decade or so later that what we loved was actually cool all along.
By ELLIE on
I admit it, was thinking about rennovating our master PINK bathroom in our 1960s built home. But now, after reading this article, have decided perhaps it is best to fix what’s broken and in need of redoing and maintain the pink theme.
Mamie would be so proud!
By Michelle on
This website is great! I, too, have a pink tiled bathroom. I mean the ENTIRE bathroom, floor to ceiling, including the ceiling, is pink tile. The previous owners put in white fixtures, and the outside wall is about 2/3 glass block window, but everything else is Mamie pink.
I’ve been thinking about how to redecorate the room, considering demo even, but now I have a reason to keep it as it is. When I want a change of scenery, I change the shower curtain, or the color of the towels. I accent with green frogs (which ties in my gardening theme throughout the rest of the house).
As soon as I can get a good picture, I will post it.
Thanks for creating such a fun site!
By ann on
I don’t have a pink kitchen or bath but I’m putting together a pink office. I’ve read pink is good for creativity.