The highly-anticipated Barbie movie has sparked a pink frenzy that has, unsurprisingly, spilled over into interior design. We've jumped on board the "Barbiecore" trend to bring you 7 fabulous pink bathroom ideas that'll turn your home into your very own Barbie DreamHouse!
The new Barbie movie is finally here, and, while it may not be everybody’s cup of tea, it's bringing a whole new wave of pink inspiration with it. In fact, searches for “pink bathrooms” have increased by a whopping 149% over the past month! So, if you're a fan of the iconic doll's signature style, or simply feel like adding a lighter, brighter tone to your décor, then you're sure to love these pink bathroom ideas.
From soft pastels to bold neons, there's a shade of pink for everyone. And with a little creativity, you can easily transform your bathroom into a stylish and, dare we say it, girly oasis! Your very own Barbie Dream House, in fact! To get you started, we’ve come up with the following 7 Barbie-inspired pink bathroom ideas.
1. Start with your walls
Painting, tiling or covering your walls with a pink hue is a great way to set the tone for your Barbie-inspired bathroom. If you're feeling bold, go for a bright shade like Barbie pink (yes, it is an actual colour!). Or, if you prefer something more subtle, try a pastel pink like blush or rose. Chalky pastels have been become a big trend in bathrooms over the past few years, with pink and blue being one of the top colour combinations for bathrooms.
Why not consider adding in some on-trend black accents, like a shower screen, taps and heating, for an even more contemporary vibe?
2. Bewitch your bathroom with pink hex tiles
Another great way to bring your bathroom to life is through the use of geometric shapes. Hexagonal tiles are a great example of this trend and you'll find a stunning range of pink shades that'll make a real style statement.
These beautiful tiles, from the Moonbeam range by Calcolo, bring a sense of dynamism to any space, adding visual interest and making a small bathroom feel bigger. So, it's hardly surprising they're so popular right now. Why not use them across your floor and zone a particular section of your bathroom, like the area around your bath. This'll help highlight any standout features, like a freestanding tub, and provide a different feel underfoot.
One thing you should never be afraid of is mixing and matching different shades or tones. When it comes to pink, there are no rules. Why not try these Hope rose hexagon wall tiles by Calcolo, which come in a variety of different shades for a dappled design?
3. Create a blush backdrop with shower wall panels
For a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to tiles, why not consider pink shower wall panels for your Barbie-inspired bathroom update? With no grout lines or obvious joins, they'll provide a seamless backdrop to your boutique bathroom, with a range of pink shades from blush to bright. For a simple, rose pink wall, the Mermaid Brilliance acrylic matt rose shower wall panel (pictured below) is a great choice.
For a more swirly, girly look, this pink patterned shower wall panel from Showerwall (pictured below) is great for traditional or contemporary style bathrooms alike.
4. A dream duo
Just like Barbie and Ken, some things go together really well, so why not consider a combination of tiles and shower wall panels for your rose-tinted retreat? Metro tiles have been a big bathroom trend for many years, and you'll be delighted to know they also come in blush pink! For a bathroom that really pops, complement with white grout and cover the interior of your shower area with Showerwall Custom Scallop Blush acrylic shower wall panels.
4. Splash the colour with a pink countertop basin
Whether you've chosen a pink base colour for your walls and floors or not, you can certainly begin adding in some pink accents.
A far cry from those salmon pink bathroom suites of the 1980s, colourful ceramics are making a comeback—much like Barbie herself! And, by adding a pink countertop basin, you can quickly and easily create your very own Barbie-inspired spa bathroom.
Sitting neatly on a shelf or vanity unit, countertop basins exude a real sense of luxury and sophistication, especially when coupled with a stunning tap in a gold or brass finish.
You could even combine it with a fitted furniture unit for added storage space, like Helen Skelton did in her country style bathroom (pictured above). It's a simple way to stamp your own personality on a shared space.
And, if pink isn't quite your thing (what are you doing here?!), you'll find plenty of other colourful countertop basin ideas to inspire you.
5. Style it up with your storage
As pink bathroom ideas go, this one ticks several boxes! To increase your storage space and add some real style to your bathroom, why not consider pink bathroom furniture? You'll find plenty of beautiful vanity units in this shade, like the timeless, traditional design (pictured below) from the Ascot furniture range.
If you'd like to keep the pink theme going, you'll also find a matching back to wall toilet unit for an even more fabulous bathroom!
6. Pick out pink accessories
If you're after a more subtle look for your Barbie-inspired bathroom, why not consider adding pink accessories to a neutral colour palette? While you can easily add in pink towels and bath mats, why not shake things up with something a little more out of the ordinary? Thanks to the variety of shades on offer from The Tap Factory Vibrance range, you can warm your bathroom and wow your friends with your very own striking pink radiator.
7. Pink-spiration for your small bathroom
If your bathroom is closer in size to those found in a Barbie doll house—never fear! Inspiration can come in all shapes in sizes. Just because your bathroom is tiny, it shouldn't mean your ambitions should be limited. Take a look at this ultra-chic pink wet room, for example. Featuring a fabulous combination of black accents, monochrome shades and pink-painted walls, this small space is certainly greater than the sum of its parts.
More bathroom colour ideas
If you've been inspired by these pink bathroom ideas, you'll be delighted to know you'll find even more exciting bathroom colour ideas, right here, at Victoria Plum.
For the very latest in colour trends, why not find out more about the top bathroom colours of the year? Or, if you're decorating a compact family bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom, discover how to make your space feel bigger with our small bathroom colour ideas and advice.
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