Color Series: Incorporating Red into Your Bathroom Design

Red may seem too bold or dominant for bathroom use, but red comes in many tones and styles! Get inspired by these great examples of using red in bathrooms before you run to the nearest home improvement store! Color psychologists believe red gets the blood flowing and invokes thought. It tends to increase appetite as well. Red also tends to flatter any skin tone, so it’s great for bathrooms.

Red can be muted, vibrant, matte, or glossy, as with any color. You can combine any of these elements to add dimension. Wallpaper is a great tool, but painting with stencils or a graphic pattern will also work.


Photo by Habachy Designs

Red with a pink undertone is sophisticated, without as much drama.


Photo by SCE Construction Management Inc.

One red piece in an otherwise neutral space is sure to look amazing. Getting this custom look isn’t as hard as it may seem. Many vanities can be purchased without tops. Just find a showroom and order your countertop AFTER finding your cabinets.

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Photo by gne architecture

This unique wall form and stunning red tile create an unforgettable bathroom. The white grout helps showcase each tile.


Photo by Robert Reid, DBA

A muted, soft red paint accents this rustic powder room and adds just the right amount of color.


Photo by Cornerstone Architects

My name is Julia Ritzenthaler, Founder and President of Unique Vanities, started in 2005. I started this business as an extension of our residential remodeling business, which focused on the design and build of custom cabinetry and architectural trim. I also worked as a financial advisor for 10 years at Ameriprise Financial, helping clients make sound money decisions, including budgeting for home improvement expenses. This expertise led me to start Unique Vanities, which offers a handpicked selection of high quality bathroom vanities, sinks, mirrors and more. You can find me most days sitting in Starbucks, my second office, or in my car driving my daughter across Dallas to gymnastics training.

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