Red Is the Biggest Bathroom Color of 2024, According to Designers

Go for Bold

a bathroom with a red tile floor
Sam Frost

Calling all maximalists: This bathroom from Studio Life/Style is all the convincing we need to take red to new heights—literally. Though the floor, ceiling, and walls are all covered in a bright tomato hue, the clever mix of tile and paint keep this space from appearing one-note. Meanwhile, the marbled offers a welcomed change of pace.

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Wow With Wallpaper

a bathroom with a large mirror
Liz Caan

If coating your walls with a vibrant red paint feels a tad loud, reach for a whimsical wallpaper as seen in this bathroom from Liz Caan. Not only does this fun pattern pack on the personality, but the hints of black and white offer a visual break from the tomato tone.

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Create Contrast

ghislane vinas red bathroom
Garrett Rowland

For a dash of drama, turn your red bathroom into a statement by pairing the power pigment with a crisp white. “The red powder room in our Aspen Ski House project was designed to enliven and we were inspired heavily by Swiss design,” says designer Ghislaine Viñas, who points to the eye-catching color palette and cross mirror. “So we created a powder room that mirrored the design of the Swiss flag.”

Viñas explains that red bathrooms are daring, but depending on your design perspective, they can be well worth the risk. She says: “People interpret color in their own unique ways and this is exactly what keeps things interesting.”

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Style With Stones

a bathroom with a tub sink and a bench
Ethan Gordon

A little bit of texture can go a long way—just take a look at this primary bathroom from Studio Schicketanz. While you typically see bathtubs and sinks constructed out of a neutral stone, the California-based design firm opted for a ruby alternative. Though unexpected, this jolt of color still feels refined—brining a sense of quiet luxury to this restful respite.

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Pair With Pink

tineke triggs red bathroom
Eric Rorer

If you’re looking for an equally fun color to sprinkle into your red bathroom, here’s your sign to think pink. In this fun space, designer Tineke Triggs opted for a patchwork-like wallpaper repeat in shades of pinks and reds. Together, the warm shades create a subtle tonal variation that softens the bold red—all without veering into Valentine’s Day territory.

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Rework Your Woodwork

gramercy park nyc, sara story design
Joshua McHugh

While red bathrooms certainly have floor-to-ceiling appeal, you can always create a statement by painting your millwork with a fiery hue. Let this space from Sara Story show you how it’s done. Here, the New York designer completed the look with a gallery wall and high-contrast tiling.

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Opt for Accents

lucas eilers red bathroom
Stephen Karlisch

Red commands attention, but it doesn’t have to be the design star of your bathroom. Case in point: This charming bathroom from Lucas Eilers, where hints of red show up in the wallpaper repeat and vanity. “Embracing the vibrant spirit of the Texas countryside, this space blends a sense of heritage with modern flair through an eclectic mix of materials and textures,” designer Sarah Eilers explains. “The patterned wallpaper in particular complements the red cabinetry, breathing life into this small interior powder room.”

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