We’ve all seen those old-school bathrooms with colorful pink and green tubs and sinks and toilets — but if you want to add color to your bath in a modern way, why not try a colorful faucet?
The idea of a colored faucet is actually not a new one — they enjoyed a brief moment of popularity in the 70s — but this is a look that still feels fresh. They’re a great way to add a tiny bit of color to an all-white bathroom, or set up a bit of contrast in a colorful one. Read on for plenty of inspiration, and shopping resources so you can get the look.
Brightly colored faucets (with contrasting taps) add a quirky touch of color to a modern bathroom by Freunden von Freunden.
We’ve talked before about how combining complementary colors can create an especially dynamic space. In this bathroom by Van Staeyen, orange fixtures, set against a backdrop of blue mosaic tile, almost jump off the wall.
Many of the bathrooms in this post feature Vola’s HV1 faucet, designed in 1968 by Arne Jacobsen and still available today, in ten different colors ranging from beige to pink. Their entire bathroom line, which includes a huge range of taps and showerheads, is also available in colors.
In this bathroom by Austin Maynard Architects, a yellow faucet, showerhead, and taps are a playful complement to the yellow floor (and yellow drain and yellow pot and yellow towels). This bathroom has almost a 70s feel, but the bright white wall tile keeps it looking fresh.
An orange Vola faucet adds a touch of color to a rustic sink by Kast Concrete Basins.
This New York apartment designed by Reunion, is both high style and sophisticated — yet fun and comfortable for kids. One hint is the playful touch of colorful taps at the bathroom sink.
I love how the navy taps bring just a hint of blue to this all-white bathroom from Architizer. They coordinate nicely with the rubber tiles covering the niche behind the sink (and also the blue of the sky).
Rubinet’s Genesis faucet is available in all kinds of colors, including the cobalt blue seen here, as well as purple, red, and green. You can also mix and match the color of the faucet and the tap handles, resulting in some really wild combinations.
A yellow Vola faucet adds just a dash of color to this bathroom from Domino.
Astra Walker, based in Australia, makes a line of tapware and bathroom accessories that looks similar to Vola and comes in black, orange, red, yellow, and white — so you can match your towel bars and even your toilet paper holder to your faucet.
In this bathroom in a Fort Green, Brooklyn townhouse by GRT Architects, a red faucet contributes to the playful, insouciant vibe.