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New York Inspired Pink and Black Bathroom designed by Presleigh K
New York Inspired Pink and Black BathroomDesigned by Presleigh K
HAUSTILE Design Challenge designed by Stephanie Sutton
HAUSTILE Design ChallengeDesigned by Stephanie Sutton
Guest Bath 4 designed by Virginia Bennice
Guest Bath 4Designed by Virginia Bennice
Secondary Bathroom designed by Toni-Anne Ricketts
Secondary BathroomDesigned by Toni-Anne Ricketts
Disco Bar designed by Amber Wilcox
Disco BarDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Hallway Mood Board designed by Johanna Zander Gridley
Hallway Mood BoardDesigned by Johanna Zander Gridley
Primary Bathroom Mood Board designed by Eileen Preston
Primary Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Eileen Preston
Primary Bathroom Mood Board 2 (copy) designed by Melissa Isles
Primary Bathroom Mood Board 2 (copy)Designed by Melissa Isles
Master Bathroom designed by Nicole Tedesco
Master BathroomDesigned by Nicole Tedesco
Guest Bathroom designed by Casey Maciasz
Guest BathroomDesigned by Casey Maciasz
Bathroom (traditional-ish) designed by Caroline Smigocki
Bathroom (traditional-ish)Designed by Caroline Smigocki
Pink Bathroom Hue designed by Jasmine Lawton
Pink Bathroom HueDesigned by Jasmine Lawton
Bathroom designed by Larissa Meléndez
BathroomDesigned by Larissa Meléndez
Ladybird Wash Wall designed by Virginia Bennice
Ladybird Wash WallDesigned by Virginia Bennice
Final Colors designed by Sarah Barnett
Final ColorsDesigned by Sarah Barnett
All colors 2 designed by Sarah Barnett
All colors 2Designed by Sarah Barnett
Untitled designed by Erin Davidowicz
UntitledDesigned by Erin Davidowicz
Untitled designed by Irina Kelly
UntitledDesigned by Irina Kelly
Untitled designed by Jackie Godoy
UntitledDesigned by Jackie Godoy
Funky Walls designed by Lauren Barnes
Funky WallsDesigned by Lauren Barnes
Pink Bathroom Hue designed by Sarah Totsky
Pink Bathroom HueDesigned by Sarah Totsky
Ground Floor Bath designed by Madison Miller
Ground Floor BathDesigned by Madison Miller
Disco Bar designed by Sarah Stanley
Disco BarDesigned by Sarah Stanley
Bathroom designed by Giovanna Macejka
BathroomDesigned by Giovanna Macejka

Design tips for decorating a purple style bathroom

Here’s how to achieve the purple aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a purple bathroom?

On one hand, bathrooms are undeniably practical spaces. They serve a very specific purpose and are often the smallest rooms in any home. On the other hand, bathrooms also double as havens for cleansing and self-care, an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small room, big personality.

Designing a bathroom that's both functional and stylish involves combining practicality with aesthetic appeal. Whether you're in the process of a bathroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design**:

  • Tile: Tile is typically the first choice you’ll want to make when designing a bathroom. You may opt to tile the entire bathroom or just the floors in a powder room or backsplash for the shower or bathtub area. Select tiles that are durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. Tiles range in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and layouts. From penny rounds to large format floor tiles, zellige to subway tile, or checkerboard to herringbone, your choice of tile will set the tone for the whole bathroom. And don’t forget the grout! Your choice of grout color can completely change the way your tile looks in the space.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: If you don’t choose to tile your walls, you’ll want to select a paint or wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity. Vinyl wallpaper is best for this application. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity should balance the style with functionality, offering adequate storage and countertop space. The vanity provides place to wash hands or brush teeth, and storage for toiletries and personal care items. It’s common for modern bathrooms to include a vanity with a double sink. Sink options include under-mount, vessel, and pedestal sinks and range in materials from porcelain, stone, or glass.
  • Mirror or Medicine Cabinet: Choose a mirror or medicine cabinet that complements the vanity in size and style. Consider a framed mirror that matches the bathroom’s design style, or a frameless mirror for a sleek, more modern look.
  • Toilet & Sink: The modern standard for toilets and sinks is white porcelain. But if you really want to make a statement, consider going with a color! Colored fixtures are having a comeback moment or you can source a vintage option.
  • Shower or Bathtub (for full baths): Depending on the size and layout of the bathroom, you may opt for a shower or bathtub (or a bathtub with shower combination). A shower will consist of a showerhead, faucet controls, and a shower enclosure (shower curtain or glass door), while a bathtub provides a space for soaking and relaxation. If you have the space, you may opt for a separate shower and a freestanding clawfoot tub.
  • Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood. Sconces are popular options for vanity areas.
  • Faucets: Faucets are an opportunity to add a decorative touch. Select finishes that match other metal elements in the bathroom, such as cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures. Consider water-saving models for environmental sustainability.
  • ** Bathroom Decor**: From bath mats and shower curtains to soap dishes, toothbrush and toilet paper holders, bath accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

If you are looking for more inspiration or need an extra hand with your bathroom design, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bathroom.

How do you decorate with purple?

Decorating with purple can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to a bathroom. Purple is historically known as a regal color (since purple dye was the most expensive color dye to make way back when). Today, it is still commonly associated with luxury and also creativity.

Purple can adapt to various spaces depending on its shade. Soft lavenders and lilacs bring a fresh, airy feel to living spaces and bathrooms or can instill a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms or quiet corners meant for relaxation. Darker shades of purple, like plum or aubergine, can make dining areas or libraries feel more intimate and luxurious.

The perception of purple can change significantly under different lighting conditions. Natural light tends to bring out the vibrancy in purple, especially lighter shades, making them appear more luminous. In artificial lighting, the richness of darker purples can be enhanced, adding a cozy, enveloping feel to a room.

To allow purple to shine without overwhelming, pair it with neutral tones. Grays, beiges, and soft whites complement purple beautifully, providing a muted backdrop for purple to pop. For a vibrant and eye-catching palette, pair purple with its complementary color, yellow, creating a dynamic contrast. For a more dramatic effect, consider deep charcoals or ruby reds to heighten the intensity and richness of darker purples. Analogous colors like blues and reds create a more harmonious and cohesive look.

Use patterns and textures to introduce purple in a more nuanced way. Floral patterns, geometric prints, or textured fabrics like velvet or silk in purple can lend a tactile and visual richness to your bathroom, making it more engaging and layered.

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