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Water Colors: 10 Favorite Bathrooms with Retro Colored Fixtures

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Water Colors: 10 Favorite Bathrooms with Retro Colored Fixtures

March 6, 2019

What was old is new again: We’ve been spotting retro-inspired colored bath fixtures cropping up in the unlikeliest of places, where they feel fresh and modern, not dated at all. Here, a few favorites from our archives and beyond.

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Above: A modern vanity sports unexpected pastels in a bath designed by UdA Architetti in Milan.
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Above: In Detroit’s Siren Hotel, a guest room sink is made from pale green terrazzo. See more in The Siren Hotel: A Detroit Landmark with a Musical Soul, Saved from Abandonment.
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Above: Another Siren Hotel guest room is outfitted in shades of blue.
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Above: A monochrome take on the trend in Atomic Garden owner Jamie Kidson’s Oakland, CA, home. See more in House of Spirits: Jamie Kidson’s Mission Revival in Oakland. Photograph by Mimi Giboin.
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Above: A finalist in our 2018 Considered Design Awards, the owners of this Echo Park home used salvaged fixtures in their eclectic bath. See more in Old Echo Park: A Bathroom Reconstructed.
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Above: The kids’ bathroom in music producer Nick Gilpin’s home features an antique cabinet basin from one of our favorite brands, Water Monopoly, and a striking blue tub. Photograph by Paul Massey from ‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse.
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Above: In his Yard House project, Jonathan Tuckey used pastel fixtures against a dark, moody backdrop. Photograph via The Modern House
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Above: Seaside hotel The Rose has vintage mint green fixtures in the bright baths. See more in The Rose: A Singular Seaside Inn on the English Coast, Color Edition.
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Above: A salvaged dark green clawfoot tub takes center stage in an apartment bath. See more in Outbuilding of the Week: Garage Turned Studio Apartment. Photograph by Lauren Bamford.
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Above: Color-blocked shades of blue add interest to a narrow bath. See more in Durslade Farmhouse in Somerset: The New Bloomsbury? Photograph by Aaron Schuman and Dominic Brown via Durslade Farmhouse.

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