It’s hard to believe we *almost* forgot pink and maroon aka burgundy tile bathrooms in our quest to find 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom — thanks for the reminder Vinny! I suspect that while there may not be many people installing this color combo these days, there are plenty of vintage pink and maroon bathrooms out there that leave homeowners scratching their heads when it comes time to decorate. In an effort to help, we’ve come up with some design ideas that start with either wallpaper or shower curtain as inspiration. Plus, we encourage you to submit your own decorating suggestions, too.
To get started, I used pink field tile from B&W… and a Bahama Pink toilet from Gerber. I mocked up the maroon bullnose using a color in Photoshop. If you are designing a pink-and-maroon tile bathroom like this from scratch, well, you are in luck, because yes: B&W has a maroon colorway, #78W. Golly, we want to see someone do this!
For the towels featured in all these design boards, I shopped the large variety of colors available at The Company Store.
Dots and dashes: This vintage wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures creates a playful yet geometric feel in this maroon and pink bathroom. The addition of a stone gray shower curtain and white and pink towels keeps the focus on the dots and dashes vintage wallpaper pattern. Note: I initially had a white shower curtain on this mood board because I worry that 1) too much gray in a room can make it feel drab and 2) many vintage grays are warm while most often the grays used today are cooler, thus making it harder to coordinate a new shower curtain with a vintage wallpaper — but Pam wanted to show the color combination anyway — just to get it out there. She agrees, though: If you are going to use a gray shower curtain make sure its warmth/coolness matches the field of the wallpaper; this example — looks like a pretty good match.
Elegant geometry: A sophisticated vintage wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures takes center stage in this pink and maroon bathroom, with supporting roles played by a simple white shower curtain and pink and maroon towels. Note that while we’ve warned before about repeating square grids in a bathroom with 4″ tile walls, this gridded wallpaper works because its grid is so oversized.
1950s geo: This fun, flowery geometric 1950s vintage wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures creates a playful yet neutral feel for this maroon and pink bathroom. Finishing off the look: a plain white shower curtain and white and maroon towels keep the room feeling fresh. Note — this wallpaper is another grid. In this case, we’d say it works because the grid is smaller than that of the tile, plus the designs are circular…. When combining grids, you are going to need to be careful….
Atomic doodle: For a retro modern look, why not try Bradbury & Bradbury’s atomic doodle wallpaper in pink, paired with a simple white shower curtain and pink and gold towels. This Bradbury wallpaper also features some metallic gold ink — additional interest!
Flower garden: The use of complementary colors — maroon/pink and green — works well in this bathroom design. The vintage floral wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures is mostly monochromatic, but the pops of green and white keep it feeling fresh. The addition of a green shower curtain and white and green towels repeat the green from the wallpaper and keep the room interesting.
Art Deco delight: Since pink and maroon is a common color combination used in Art Deco decor, why not try it out in this vintage bathroom design? Bradbury & Bradbury’s Zenith Art Deco style wallpaper in platinum looks stunning paired with simple white and maroon towels and a stone gray shower curtain. Note: I initially had a white shower curtain on this mood board because I worry that 1) too much gray in a room can make it feel drab and 2) many vintage grays are warm while most often the grays used today are cooler, thus making it harder to coordinate a new shower curtain with a vintage wallpaper — but Pam wanted to show the color combination anyway. See our text above about making sure you match cool grays with cool grays and warm grays with warm grays — this one feels like it matches pretty well.
Pink and maroon bathroom design ideas that start with the shower curtain
Venice vacation: Why not take a trip to Venice in your own bathroom? This scenic shower curtain from DENY Designs will take you there, especially when paired with a sunny cream paint color and maroon and gold towels. Bon Voyage!
Happy hippy: This bathroom is built around a groovy flower power shower curtain from DENY Designs. Paired with a chartreuse wall color and white and deep teal towels, it will have you doing the happy hippy shake shake every morning for sure.
Purple ka-pow: The bold maroon, purple and red colors in this shower curtain from Society 6 inject lots of energy into this maroon and pink bathroom. Coordinating purple and maroon towels and a light purple paint job pull the punchy look together.
Traditional tapestry: For a more traditional look, this affordable shower curtain from JCPenney fits the bill. Set against a warm beige wall color with complementary pink and maroon towels, this maroon and pink bathroom becomes instantly charming.
Battling the octopus: Reader Robin, NV wanted to show that pink bathrooms can defy frilly stereotypes, so she designed this Samurai themed bathroom. Starting with a shower curtain depicting a warrior fighting an octopus from Overstock.com, Robin then added cream and beige towels and a light pink wall color.
- Use the image above as the basis for your design board.
- Pam uses Powerpoint to create her design boards – it’s good for putting photos side-by-side – but use whatever program you like to arrange your design board. We’ve also created this image of complete page that you can start with, if you’d like – just save it and insert into Powerpoint to get started fast.
- It’s okay if your board is kinda messy: I will take what you send us and reformat it. We’ll then add the reader design boards to this story, and likely, in a big followup story.
- Find your wall treatment and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info to your source material
- Find your shower curtain and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info
- Find your bath towels and any other decor items and add them — be sure to include the hotlink info
- Give your design a title (include your own name if you like)
- Save as a PDF and email to us at email@example.com. Please put all info in one email.