Red Bathroom Design Ideas

Give your bathroom a dose of red to create a color scheme that reinforces a theme or complements a time period.


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Red, White & Blue Bath

    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.

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Red-and-White Cottage Bathroom

    Natural light, rich color, and flirty fabrics create a warm setting in this large cottage-style bath. In this view, the deep red walls offer a powerful pop of color behind the tub surround and crystal chandelier. The hue also appears in a lush patterned ottoman and whimsical area rug.

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Vintage Style

    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.

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White Bath with Red Accents

    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.

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French Country Bath with Red Accents

    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.

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Brick-Red Powder Room

    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.

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Bath with Chili-Red Accents

    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.

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Red-and-White Striped Bath

    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.

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Bath with Red Tub

    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.

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Bath in Red and Brown

    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.

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