When you’re decorating around vintage pink bathroom tile, you have a number of options: You can either play it safe and stick with neutral colors such as whites, beiges and grays, or you can enhance the vintage look and choose bold colors, such as turquoise, that are more on the retro side.
White Goes With Everything
White is always a safe choice. White goes with just about everything and in this case, especially an uncommonly colored bathroom tile. Most white tints will work; however, avoid a stark, pure white, as it will be too much of a contrast against the vintage pink tile. Select a white that is more on the creamy side of the spectrum, such as off-white or eggshell white, for more of a complement to the pink that is already present in the tile.
Keep it Cozy With Beige
To create a little contrast, but still remain neutral, opt for one of the many tones of beige. Beige is a soft and cozy color that adds warmth to any room. Select a medium-toned beige with earthy undertones, such as browns, grays and tans. Avoid any beiges with peach or orange undertones, which will appear pink once on the wall.
Cool Down With Gray
If you want to create a cooler and more modern feel, experiment with gray. Gray and pink is a classic color combination with a long history. There are many variations of gray, and both lighter and darker shades will pair nicely with the pink tile. Select a light gray with bluish undertones or a dark grey that’s more like charcoal.
Get Retro With Cheerful Colors
If you really want to enrich the pink tile and add more character to your bathroom, choose a color such as turquoise, light mint or pale yellow. These were popular colors in the 40s and 50s, as was the pink of your tile, so by using one of these bold and cheerful paints, you will not only create a playful contrast, but you’ll also preserve that retro feel in your bathroom.
Erin Montgomery started writing in 2001 and has written for numerous blogs about home decor, and helped edit several marketing materials for a healthcare company. She obtained a B.A. in English, with a minor in journalism from Clemson University, and is the owner of Montgomery & Co. Designs.