The Perfect Pink Bathroom Pairing You Probably Haven't Thought Of...
I love designing all rooms, but if I really had to pick a favourite it would be bathrooms. There’s something about the endless combinations of tiles, brassware, accessories…I’m in my element. I think it’s also because I view bathrooms as an ideal opportunity to make a big style statement and/or to have some fun! So safe to say, you won’t catch me designing any zen spa-like all white spaces anytime soon. In fact, this post is to show you that you don’t even need to have white ceramics like a basin, bath and toilet. Times are a changing and there is an alternative.
I’ve worked with Burlington Bathrooms to show you another way, using the soft ivory tones of their Medici collection, instead of bright white. There’s nothing wrong with white, I have it in my own bathroom. But just as you now have infinite options for tiles, grout etc, I think it’s important to consider all options when it comes to your ceramics too. And this is a good one.
Burlington have just launched their ‘Medici’ collection of ivory ceramic ware inspired by the historic ‘Ivoire de Medici’ colour. Not so long ago, anything other than white would have been considered outdated and old fashioned. But it doesn’t have to be that way. My aim was to show you how you could use this historic colour and finish, in a modern, up-to-date way. And what better way to do that than with a bang on trend pink bathroom design?
As soon as I saw the collection, the first thing that sprung to mind was how well it would work with the pastel trend that is so popular at the moment. Soft shades of sage, peach, mauve would all pair perfectly with the Ivory ceramics, but I decided to work up a mood board around nude pink tones.
As always, I love to play around with mixing up modern and more traditional styles so this was the perfect brief for me. Using the Medici range as my starting point, I started looking at pink tile samples. There is a lot of choice around at the moment but I didn’t want candy, bubblegum, or even blush pink, though those brighter shades do work well with the Medici range, as you can see on Burlington’s own room sets and moodboards below.
When I found the creamy barely-there pink Artisau tiles in Topps Tiles, I knew it was exactly what I was after for this scheme. I would stack them vertically, rather than in a herringbone formation and wrap them around the lower half of the walls and all of the shower. With regards to the shower I went with the Medici Trent Thermostat Single Outlet Concealed Brass Shower Valve, with Medici Claremont handle and ceramic lever with 6” Airburst Shower Head. When it comes to the bathroom hardware, I definitely fall into the ‘keep it simple’ category, with as few exposed pipes and details as possible. The same applies to baths and it’s why we just went for taps and not the shower mixer in our own bathroom. I just think it’s better to show off the tiles, shower head and tap details…plus it keeps the cleaning of awkward spots to a minimum.
On the floor, I’ve picked out the Pink Rose Honed Terrazzo resin tile from Terrazzo Tiles…because, well just look at it! I have been dying to use them in a scheme and this is the perfect spot for them. It doesn’t get much cooler or prettier than these does it? I love the idea of the ultra modern terrazzo sitting underneath the Medici Batello Grande rolltop bath, and the Edwardian Cloakroom Basin.
Above the basin, I couldn’t resist indulging my current obsession for curves with an arched mirror, along with the Vetro bathroom lights in black (also a bargain) to give it an edge and stop the whole thing looking too girly. On the walls, I’ve used Little Greene’s delicate but dusky Light Peachblossom. It’s a wonderful warm, peachy pink which is definitely not just for little girls.
Then add in some beautiful abstract art from the Paper Collective and some seriously good vases and planters, and I hope I’ve convinced you that Ivory ceramics are absolutely worthy of your consideration. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts. And if all this colour isn’t your thing, how about the uber chic pairing of black and ivory? It’s a match made in heaven when you add some creamy marble into the mix. See below if you don’t believe me.
You can see the full source list for my pink bathroom design at the bottom of this post. As a side note, it wasn’t my intention when I started this project, but I am now seriously tempted to make this pink scheme a reality in our upcoming en suite renovations. Watch this space.
Check out my Pinterest board for more pink and ivory inspiration
1) Arch mirror, £249, Burlington Bathrooms
2) Medici Edwardian cloakroom basin 510mm 2TH and basin stand, £518, Burlington Bathrooms
3) Vetro bathroom light, £29, Made.com
4) Soap dish, £64, Burlington Bathrooms
5) Rose Honed Terrazzo Tile, £100 per m2, Terrazzo Tiles
6) Artisau Pink Gloss Tile, 68p per tile, Topps Tiles
7) Abstract Art, from £29, Paper Collective
8) Light Peachblossom, from £25, Little Greene Paint Co
9) Medici Trent thermostatic single outlet concealed brass shower valve with independent temperature control, £543, Burlington Bathrooms
10) Medici close-coupled WC with 520mm lever cistern, £318, Burlington Bathrooms
11) Shelf, £95.92, AYTM
12) Vase, £104, AYTM
13) Planter, H&M Home
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Burlington Bathrooms but all views, opinions and love for pink and ivory bathrooms are entirely my own.