Save the Pink Bathrooms
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.
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!
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By Julie Perkins on
We preserved our pre-war co-op pink and black bathroom in Sunnyside Queens! We just sold it and the new folks are keeping it, yay!
By Ann on
We moved into this vintage house a year ago. One of the bathrooms is pink. Hubby wanted to modernize it but I refused. He has his modern bathroom and I have my lovely pink bathroom. I love it.
By Deborah Culmer on
Grew up with a mint-green bathroom, same vintage, but didn’t have my very own pink bathroom til I moved in with my partner. His house (early Nixonian) has a huge one! Big enough for the strippers AND a photographer. I few years ago, I decided it wasn’t pink enough, and empinkened it further. I will post pictures where appropriate. It also has a crystal chandelier!
By LYNNE DAVIS on
Your site gives me confidence that a whole new generation might come to appreciate my pink bathroom should I choose to sell my home. The sink alone looks like something from NASA!
By Julie Lee on
My condo is in a 1960’s steel and concrete high-rise. Definitely Mid-Century Modern. The hall bath is small pink glass tiles about the size of the nail on my little finger. It is original to the building. I’m not much of a pink person but can not bring myself to tear this out. I noticed as I was getting dressed one morning that my string of pearls laying on the pink tiled counter looked very beautiful. Took the pearls and a picture of the bathroom to the local Dunn Edwards and we came up with what I hope is going to be a beautiful solution it’s called Modern Masters Metallic paint . The color is Oyster. Haven’t done it yet but I think it will be beautiful. Wish me luck and keep you posted.
By Joann Wood on
I live in a Pink house 1968, and as you might guess the house is loaded with Pink, from a Pink electric range ref. hair dryers, bed’s and you name it Pink every where. Including my 59 Pink Cadillac. I decided to have the bathroom, redone RETRO, and decided to go with Gray, after all there is a lot of Pink. What was I thinking?? this has ti be a Pink retro bathroom!!! So I found a local company USA Installations Inc. who were delighted to do the job. I found pink tile at a local salvage, and Would you believe PINK GLASS blocks at Home Depot, had to be ordered, and pink/gray/green tiles for the floor of the shower and main floor. this was quite a job, I had the tub and standing shower removed and replaced with a walk in shower. What a BEAUTIFUL!!! job they did OUTSTANDING!!! Took a month but was well worth it!!! LOVE my PINK BATHROOM!! Oh yes I am VERY HAPPY with the look!!!
By Joann Wood on
I live in a Pink house, and I Love this house, built in 1968, I also drive a 1959 Pink cadillac. Most things in my home are Pink, from a kitchen sink, appliances to toilets, hair dryers, pooltable. I decided to have the main bathroom redone, to have the tub removed and a walk in shower. But there is a LOT of Pink in this house, so would have it done in a gray tile, ok that decision lasted one second. I found a local company USA Installations Inc, who were thrilled to do the job, not a cheap redo because there was a lot of work to demo then redo. I found the Pink tile at a local salvage yard, found PINK GLASS blocks for the outside shower wall and Pink/gray/green tile for the shower and main floor. And the job began, it took a month, but such amazing work, everything fit perfect, well to me anyway, am sure the guy laying the tile didn’t think so, but he did a BEAUTIFUL job!! PERFECTION!!! I am so darn happy with the outcome. This company did an outstanding job. And they kept me informed of every decision! And the owner was there often checking the progress and making sure I was happy with the job. And yes I couldn’t be happier!!!
By 50s Pam on Author
Yes, I’ve seen that combo before — it’s one of my favorites!
By Jamie on
We just bought a 1966 ranch that has a light pink/beigey blush bathroom (and a blue one)! I really do love the feeling of nostalgia I get when I walk into it. I was born in ’90 but this bathroom reminds me of walking into my grandma’s olive green bathroom in her home that I have always loved.
By Annette on
We kept our vintage pink bathroom during our home renovation! It was featured in Domino Magazine plus my blog!
By Judy on
I’m in the house I grew up in. I have a combo I haven’t seen on your blog – pink and tan! Pink walls, tan toothbrush holder, soap holders, toilet, tub, sink. And tan/brown tiled floor. The last time I painted, I chose a dark chocolate brown for the walls. No way I’ll get rid of my pink! The tiles are in perfect condition.
By Nancy Cottom on
I have a 1954 brick ranch which has a Mamie pink tile floor in the bathroom. The other contrasting color is light pigeon gray. I was curious if that color had any historical significance, being coupled with the Mamie pink.
By Lenier Stewart-Pernas on
We just bought a 4010 sq.feet residence on a .61 acres land in St. Petersburg, FL, porch, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, Florida room with built-in bar, 3 bedrooms plus a library, 4 bathrooms, laundry, two cars garage and an enormous enclosed courtyard. This house has an amazing stone work on the facade and the fireplace in the huge living room. Plus 4 bathrooms that are priceless: main bath is peach, master is pink (with a Cinderella bathtub and separated toilet), powder room is Ming green and service bath is white. All of them are American Standard. The house also has original awning windows and another amenities like intercom and a beautiful pond in the middle of the courtyard.
My partner and I have struggled trying to find some parts (the ex owners had changed the peach and green toilet for white ones) I spent 3 months looking for a matching Ming green toilet and although it’s not a lowboy it doesn’t clash like the white one used to do. I had to travel for 3 hours down to Miami to get a peach one. Original louvered doors were replaced with cheap ones (we are reverting this) Renovating a Mid Century home could be expensive and frustrating, especially when someone asks 500 dollars for the toilet you need. It’s totally worthy, though
By Billie Arbuthnot on
My bath is pink with a cinnamon brown trim. Looking for ideas to keep it but update it. Fixtures are all pink. The wall has been painted beige colors and streaked with swirls of off white. I have lived with it like this for awhile but I am getting the bug to make changes. I’d like to keep the tile but have no clue how to make it look fabulous.
By Terri Testani on
My 50’s Pink and Green baths are still in near perfect condition. Tile is perfect, floor tiles are good, but worn. I could not justify the cost and effort to gut them, so I used this site to embrace the pink and simply redecorate. Thank you to all who came before me, your ideas were inspirational and I now have two beautiful bathrooms that I love for very little cost. My biggest challenge was finding the right paint color in the pink bath. Those “not quite pink” tiles have left me with several cans of grey paint in my basement, but Benjamin Moore’s Sea Froth was the clear winner. In my “not quite” green bath I chose Home Depot Mining Coal, which takes a leap of faith, but gives the bath a great modern feel. Here’s to saving a little bit of Americana!
By GAYNOR WILKINSON on
Hi, I live in Wales, UK. I came across your page whilst looking for a replacement toilet bowl as ours had cracked. We have lived in our 19th-century house for 34 years, and a pink bathroom had been installed off one of the bedrooms by the previous owners. The cast iron bath, although the enamel was in excellent condition had been dulled by decades of abrasive cleaning and no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get it to look nice. Whilst browsing the net I came across a company that sold a bath renovation kit that pretty much matched the colour pink, gave them a call and booked a technician to come and do the job. He resprayed the bath and was able to respray and respray the toilet also. We now have a lovely gleaming pink bathroom and are very proud of it!
By Stacie Gwiazdowski on
I have an original pink tile bathroom walls and floor! Was featured in an article in the style section of my local paper a few years back. it’s my favorite room in the house and the one I will miss the most. My hope is that the next owners preserve it like the rest of us who have lived here did!
By Tish Ganey on
Pink bathrooms are beautiful! I have a 1956 pink and green bathroom with all original tile, green tub, green sink and toilet with tiled stand up shower. Visitors to my home end up spending an inordinate amount of time there just to marvel and the retro/vintage/mid-century modern fabulousness of it all! I’m now working on another 1960s totally pink bathroom with pink corner tub, pink console sink and pink mosaic floor. I’m in search for 10 square feet of a particular mosaic pattern to patch around bad toilet work.
By Brenda on
May be buying a modest home soon, it has a pink bathtub and sink but the toilet is white. It needs some renovation but I will be trying to save the pink!
By Sarah on
Love the pink bathrooms! We will be re-doing our bathroom and kitchen very soon, I am holing out for a pink bathroom. I’m south west England, and do find entire suites for sale quite cheaply, so hoping I do it justice when we get around to it!