save the pink bathroomGolly gee, look at this happy little love letter — with photo — that I received this week. Wendy writes: 

Hi Pam,

First let me say, “Thank you!” for your webpage, Save the Pink Bathrooms“. I just bought a home that built in 1957. I had been contemplating remodeling the “Pink” bathroom all together until in my remodeling research I stumbled across your website. Eureka! I have been inspired to protect my pink bathroom. Now I will probably repaint the cabinetry and add some more modern knobs, add some other period novelty pieces, and add a better window treatment.


Yippee, another pink bathroom saved. Have you taken your pledge? –> Click over and please do and most of all, keep spreading that pink — and green and blue and yellow and gray and beige and lavendar and all those pretty pastel colors that granny loved — love. xoxo and have a great weekend, everyone, back at you come Monday!

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  1. Laura says:

    Save the pink bathrooms!! We have been living in a 1950’s ranch with the original pink guest bathroom for 19 years. And love it! We have updated all rooms but decided early on to keep the original pink bathroom. We are now needing to replace a few tiles. I have looked online and notice there are several colors of pink. Pink dusty rose, pink salmon, pink cotton…
    any advise on how to pick the exact pink replacement tiles?

    1. Kate says:

      I think you just need to order samples of any pink tiles that you think might match — also check your local ReStore or salvage yard to see if they might have some vintage tile that matches your pink. Good luck!

  2. Susan Trevisa says:

    I am in the process of purchasing a house from 1940 in Miami. At first, I wanted to remodel the pink master bath, but it breaks my heart to do so. The tiles on the shower floor are not in good shape. Is there a way to keep the existing tiles and restore/replace the old. If I can do this, I will only need to change out the toilet, vanity and mirror and I will have a beautiful bathroom that reflects that period. Any suggestions?

  3. Brenda says:

    I will be closing on a 1959 Florida ranch style home next month. Both bathrooms are original. The master features half tiled walls that are seafoam green with a tiled vanity in the same color. The sink in the vanity is pink, as is the toilet. There is no tub in this one, just a shower. The current owner has a wallpaper mural of bookshelves (which i do not like!) But I am at a loss as to how to decorate this room. The same is true with the second bathroom…but the tile in that one is grey with a pink toilet, sink with vanity and pink tub. The current owner has a zebra print top half in that room (and I don’t care for that treatment either!) The vanity cabinet doors are both white.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Brenda says:

      PS…the floors are a challenge with these bathroom colors, too. They are beige terrazzo floors. Please help!! Thank you…

  4. jsteen says:

    Thinking of purchasing a old colonial home that has a full first floor bathroom that has a pink toilet, tub, round pink sink inside a large lime green vanity, no shower doors,the main walls are that light bright green, trimmed in pink. meminds me of sorority colors, and of course its in wonderful conditions, and I stumbled upon your site and if purchased will not remodel but will update. Walls are now white, but a mess cause house needs major tlc. The green is quite bright but would love for people to give me advice on wall paper, paint colors, etc.. Would love to keep but I would like for this bathroom to fabulous when a guest walks in. Oh, will need a pink wall sink, or pedestal sink, I live in Pennsylvania, near Philly and would love some help locating these items, just don’t know where to go. i WANT THIS BATHROOM TO BE ELEGANT, AND BEAUTIFUL, AND WHEN YOU STEP IN i WANT YOU TO SAY WOW.

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