Shades of Purple Bathrooms

cottage bathroom with purple door Violets can range from periwinkle to plum

Purple became a favorite color when I was a teenager and I’ve always worn it. And while it had a wild in/out swing over the 20th century — in vogue during the 1920s and ’60s and out of style otherwise — its current revival for home decor seems especially strong.  It’s everywhere from kitchen cabinets to bathrooms like these today; often combined with yellow and it looks quite right with countrified interiors.
I’ll make a pitch for blue-violet window and door trim – like the one in the cottage bath — particularly in climates with strong light. It’s great with these parchment-hued walls, happy with geranium red as an accent, and peacefully blends with the gilded mirror and the vanity crafted from a whitewashed vintage chest.

purple and white cottage-Deco bathroomWith its limestone floor and marble-dot-tile borders, this stately master tilts towards Deco. We’ve seen the twin Michael Smith Kallista marble consoles used before but the choice of full-on royal-colored walls with white trim seems daring and assertive. blue-violet bathroow -- clawfoot tub and walls

Slipper, or clawfoot, tubs often have brightly painted exteriors (or they can be black) to contrast with their decorative feet. I couldn’t resist including this eccentric blue-violet bath with its old-fashioned ringed shower curtain. These tubs are made new in the same style and it’s great to salvage and older ones which are still viable.

(Source: Country Living, Met Home)

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2 Responses to Shades of Purple Bathrooms

  1. Syren Day February 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    was wondering what color that was on the walls with the bathroom with the purple door and what kind of wood is on the floors???

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