Give your bathroom a dose of red to create a color scheme that reinforces a theme or complements a time period.
Imaginative red-and-white wallpaper adds a colorful influence to a white bathroom clad in tongue-and-groove panels. A fish motif (embedded into the wallpaper's white stripes) and sandy-color sisal rug lets you know this bath is part of a beach house. Blue towels and glass knobs add a patriotic flair, while a marble countertop adds a big of elegance.
Casual but not sleepy, this red-clad bath adds new energy to the concept of country. Deep red walls stand out against a gray beaded-board wainscot and old-fashioned cast-iron sink. Beneath lantern-style pendants, a black-framed beveled-glass mirror offers a dynamic presence above the scarlet surface. When accessories a room with this type of country attitude, choose retro-style pieces in red, black, white, or blue; solids or patterns will work equally well.
An otherwise neutral room gains a vibrant attitude from the addition of a scarlet Thonet chair and red-striped shower curtain suspended from a brass fixture. White woodwork, a white painted floor, and an oversize mirror and frame trick the eye into believing this small space is larger than it actually is. The vanity is a rustic white-painted table with tree-branch legs and a vessel sink.
Dainty red-and-white liner tiles set the stage for a plain white bath to become a romantic French Country powder room. The sink features a gathered skirt of red-and-cream fabric, with a matching roman shade at the window. Red silk candelabra shades on the goldtone sconces add a sense of luxury. Additional pillows and seat cushion in patterned fabric turn a settee into a comfy space to sit.
Striking brick-red walls create a dramatic backdrop in this eclectic powder room that partners new and vintage details for a look of luxury. A contemporary faucet with crystal handles overhangs the classic marble countertop. Below the stone, a hand-decorated black vanity includes a circular bump-out to accommodate a small sink. Above, an etched mirror frame and ornate sconces add decadent details. Accessories in dark rich colors have the best chance of being noticed amidst the other embellishments.
Warm up a neutral mostly-stone bath with chili-red -- shown here in the form of a luxurious shower curtain and matching bath towels. The room's hard-edged contemporary design is enhanced by large-format tiles, both in the limestone floor and the marble shower wall. The sink wall gets an infusion of pattern by alternating rows of marble and limestone tiles.
As crisply tailored as an oxford shirt with khaki pants, this neutral bathroom gets a jolt of color from red-and-white striped wallpaper. (Note that the pattern helps disguise the soffit on the ceiling.) A round beveled mirror, brown slab countertop, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware hold their own against the patterned surface without fighting each other. The vanity's taupe paint, coupled with the beige tile floor, provide visual relief from the stripes. A dark brown area rug would ground the room with substance.
A new red surface for an old claw-foot tub inspires the use of paisley wallpaper illustrated in crimson and beige. Chrome fixtures -- including a handheld shower, shaving mirror, and shower caddy -- enhance the vintage flavor initiated by the painted wood floor and tongue-and-groove wainscoting. A simple Roman shade adds privacy, while a vintage-look still-life painting injects a homey touch above the tub.
Scarlet paint dominates a master bath furnished with a handsome wall-to-wall vanity designed with dark-brown wood. Illustrating the concept of less is more, the room relies upon a single piece of artwork and harlequin-pattern tile backsplash to add decorative interest. A neutral engineered-quartz countertop and tile floor mean that changing the color scheme is as easy as repainting and figuring out colorful new ways to accessorize.