These hue-filled spaces will inspire you to brighten up your bathroom.
Blue. Tiles by Original Style and a 19th-century painted
wrought-iron washbasin in this Bordeaux, France, bathroom designed
by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac. Tour the entire home.
Purple.Linda Gottlieb’s bathroom, with its
soft-plum Venetian-plaster walls by Orazio De Gennaro Studio, makes for a
sanctuary-like space off the master suite she shares with husband Robert
Tessler—who credits their marriage’s success to the one bed, two bath approach.
Taking advantage of the room’s natural light, designer Lichten Craig outfitted
the window with lightweight fabric curtains and installed a mirrored bath and
Indigo. Architect Steven Learner drew inspiration from the indigo tiles that
line traditional Turkish hammams for the open shower in his downtown Manhattan
apartment. Learner sheathed his master bath in shiny subway tiles of a deep
cobalt, which he offset with a pure-white tub.
Red Stripes. In the New York City apartment shared by Tom Bezucha and
Margaret “Sam” Hamilton, a lively red-and-white-striped shower curtain and
striped terry towels make a brilliant statement in a bathroom.
Orange. In the children’s bath of her Manhattan townhouse, jewelry
designer Temple St. Clair Carr chose a fiery orange for one of the walls; the
sink and faucets are by Kohler, and Meltemi’s Oval sconces are from
Jade Green. In Mehall Griffey and Jerry Maggi's apartment,
the walls and floor of the master bath are covered in Bisazza tiles, the French
mirror is 1950s, and the custom sink was handmade by Sicilian craftsmen; the
fittings are by Hansgrohe, and the ceiling is covered in gold leaf.
Color Grid. At designer Jamie Drake’s New York
apartment, the powder room’s exuberant grid of colors pays tribute to the 1960s
artist Gene Davis, echoing the palette of his striped silk screens. The vivid
squares were painted by Moira Kelly, and the artwork is by Lucio Fontana.