Kids bathrooms have come a long way. It seems that when planning children’s bathrooms, people are thinking long term versus shorter stages such as baby, kids, teens, etc. I love designing rooms that evolve and grow with my boys. Granted when my crew was young, I did a cutesy bug theme bathroom. It was super cute…16 years ago.
The picture above is a lovely and timeless bathroom. The word ‘fresh’ comes to mind when looking at this image. The mirrors provide a beautiful pop of coral (Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore) without being an over the top crazy color. I also love how enormous the sinks are! Those sinks combined with the Victorian style faucets; subway tile and barn lights give the room great style. The look could be found in a suburban home, on a farm, a beach house or in the middle of a city.
Check out Angie’s blog. It’s easy to see her before and after photos that she gravitates toward happy & bright colors. Kids spaces should be cheerful! It’s fun how she shares the evolution of the room. In the end I think she nailed it with a classic board and batten, soothing aqua walls and pops of color! This time rather than the bright orange on the walls, she brought it into the shower curtain and towels. Easy enough to change in the future if needed!
This kid’s bathroom is EXCELLENT. The cabinetry has a worn feel to them which is perfect for kids primping space! The tile behind the mirror will save the wall from that toothpaste splatter, which is an issue in our house! Perhaps it’s just my kids, though, who manage to spray toothpaste everywhere when brushing. The genius part of this bathroom is the pullout step. GENIUS I tell you! Why do we not see more of these? I used to trip over a step stool every time I walked into my kids bathroom. Every.Single. Time…don’t judge 🙂
Now, this lavatory is actually a master bathroom, not a kid’s bathroom. The point of showing this picture is to illustrate that cool restrooms with color can be appropriate for a broad range of ages. I think the white subway tile plays a vital role in making this space work so well with the dark wall color. If not for the bright yellow, I think this room would have been on the dull side. However, some smart cookie brought in that vibrant yellow color. It reveals to us exactly how a room with very dark floors and paint does not have to be cave-like.
There is something about this bathroom, designed by Holly Mathis, that I just love. It’s not surprising though because I think her designs, in general, are phenomenal. In fact, I love it enough that I used some similar features in my own children’s bathroom update.
In our last house, I put hooks up for the boys and am not sure why I attempted towel bars here. Oh, well. Live and learn. Kids are not going to fuss to ensure towels are hung correctly on a towel bar. My crew will attempt to hang five these bad boys at a single time. It’s on the of very reasons why I diminished the towel supply in our house. Also, my thought on the embroidered numbers on the bath towels: a smart idea. Makes it easy to know who the towel belongs to.
I must say that I also really like my kiddos bathroom. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray, and the board and battens painted Sherwin Williams Dover White. It is amazing how much brighter this space appears to be with the addition of board and batten. We have two windows in this room but frankly, the blinds are always closed. I am wondering why we even forked money over for the window in the water closet.
This beautiful bathroom appears to have just jumped off the pages of Pottery Barn Teen. The white cabinets provide an enormous amount of storage. The combination of the hexagon tiles, beadboard, and crown molding provide a classic look. The beautiful turquoise color lends an air of fun. This kids bathroom would be a great place for a girl!
What is interesting to me is comparing the turquoise bathroom above, to this one. This particular kids bathroom could serve siblings of different genders equally. It is not too boyish nor too girlie. Both of the blue/green ‘loos have white cabinets, both have white wall moldings, although this one has white subway tile…but still a classic. Obviously, the flooring material is different but the patterns of the tile are quite comparable in that each have small patterns. Overall there are striking similarities to the two rooms, in my opinion.
There are so many incredible kids bathroom ideas available to people. I’m very drawn to white when it comes to kids bathrooms. Perhaps, the color eludes to cleanliness, which is what a bathroom is all about. All of the rooms represented above can easily grow with kids as they age. Any changes made to these spaces can easily be accomplished with a coat of paint and a few new accessories. Do you have a favorite color scheme for a kids bathroom that you gravitate toward?