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23 Gorgeous Bathrooms That Enchant with Purple Panache!

Few colors grab attention, make a visual statement and bring along with them the aura of luxury and exclusivity like purple. No matter which shade of the color you love, purple has a majestic presence that is simply undeniable. Part of it might be because of the rarity of the color in the ages gone by. Another reason could be the fact that it is not as easily found in nature as the reds, greens and yellows. Irrespective of the cause, few colors promise to bring alive an interior like brilliant purple, and today we take a look at how it can be used to give your bathroom a sensational makeover.

Feminine bathroom idea with a splash of purple 23 Gorgeous Bathrooms That Enchant with Purple Panache!
Feminine bathroom idea with a splash of purple [Design: Lisa Scheff Designs]

Purple bathrooms might not be as common as their blue counterparts. But this is precisely what makes them so special. It is a perfect choice if you are trying to achieve that elusive balance between a soothing yet refined bathroom that will melt away all your woes after a long, hard day. From the quirky and exotic to the sophisticated and urbane, the 23 beautiful purple bathrooms on display today should inspire you to go down this radiant route as well!

A World of Purple!

The many shades of purple make it a versatile background color in the bathroom that can be used either to accentuate specific architectural features, or to paint a relaxing backdrop. It is best to use a lighter shade of purple with a matte finish in case you are planning to drape the bathroom wall in plenty of purple. Bright purple hues with a glossy finish look best when used in a restrained fashion. Do not be too hesitant to use purple in a small bathroom either, as it can give the space an air of cheerfulness and elegance that will eliminate any sense of claustrophobia. Make sure, though, that the bathroom is as organized as possible, and avoid any other bright colors.

Beautiful eclectic bathroom benefits from the magic of purple [Design: Witt Construction]
Beautiful eclectic bathroom benefits from the magic of purple [Design: Witt Construction]
Turning the small bathroom into a refreshing retreat with Mediterranean touches [Design: Thompson Custom Homes]
Turning the small bathroom into a refreshing retreat with Mediterranean touches [Design: Thompson Custom Homes]
Mediterranean style bathroom with plenty of purple! [Design: Moroccan Design]
Mediterranean style bathroom with plenty of purple! [Design: Moroccan Design]
Wood adds visual warmth to the brilliant contemporary bathroom [Photography: studio vdm]
Wood adds visual warmth to the brilliant contemporary bathroom [Photography: studio vdm]

Purple is a perfect color for bathrooms with exotic themes such as Moroccan, Mediterranean, Asian and Victorian, and it almost seems to add another layer of intrigue and lavishness to such settings. Hollywood Regency is another style that benefits from the glitz, glam and exuberance of purple at its dazzling best. While purple is often associated with feminine designs, it works well in gender-neutral bathrooms as well.

Chic purple bathroom with frameless glass shower area [Design: Waterstone Kitchen and Bath]
Chic purple bathroom with frameless glass shower area [Design: Waterstone Kitchen and Bath]
Give your contemporary bathroom some purple magic! [Design: Summit Design Remodeling]
Give your contemporary bathroom some purple magic! [Design: Summit Design Remodeling]
Lighting steals the show in this dark, purple bathroom [Design: Smart Design Studio]
Lighting steals the show in this dark, purple bathroom [Design: Smart Design Studio]
Interesting use of wall art in the purple contemporary bathroom [Design: Xstyles Bath + More]
Interesting use of wall art in the purple contemporary bathroom [Design: Xstyles Bath + More]
Sensational purple tiles and custom vanity shape the stunning bathroom [Design: Robert J Erdmann Design]
Sensational purple tiles and custom vanity shape the stunning bathroom [Design: Robert J Erdmann Design]

Balance It with White

Instead of drenching your bathroom in purple, maybe you prefer a less audacious yet equally exciting approach. Combining purple with white might sound like a traditional idea, but it is a classic for a very good reason – it never fails! Think of dividing the bathroom into two halves with purple and white taking over each one. Of course, these need not always be equal, and you can use purple in a far less prominent fashion to see how it goes before committing to the color fully. An accent mauve wall or even new shower tiles in aubergine will get you started on the path towards purple nirvana!

Exquisite eclectic bathroom with a purple accent wall [Design: Mad About Your House]
Exquisite eclectic bathroom with a purple accent wall [Design: Mad About Your House]
Skylight brings natural ventilation into the Asian bathroom [Design: DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Greater Grand Rapids]
Skylight brings natural ventilation into the Asian bathroom [Design: DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Greater Grand Rapids]
Craftsman style bathroom with bathtub in black and purple walls [Design: Kathryn Tegreene Interior Design]
Craftsman style bathroom with bathtub in black and purple walls [Design: Kathryn Tegreene Interior Design]
Luxurious purple bathroom with custom windows and beadboard accents [Design: Cape Associates]
Luxurious purple bathroom with custom windows and beadboard accents [Design: Cape Associates]
Purple and white bathroom with a hint of country charm [From: Sarah Greenman / Houzz]
Purple and white bathroom with a hint of country charm [From: Sarah Greenman / Houzz]
Elegant bathroom combines the classic with the modern [Design: Artistic Renovations of Ohio]
Elegant bathroom combines the classic with the modern [Design: Artistic Renovations of Ohio]
Purple helps paint a soothing backdrop in the stylish bathroom [Design: Design Dynamics / Susan Teare Photography]
Purple helps paint a soothing backdrop in the stylish bathroom [Design: Design Dynamics / Susan Teare Photography]

Beyond Paint and Tiles

A ravishing vanity in purple allows you to instantly add color and elegance to an otherwise mundane, neutral bathroom with ease. Do not confine yourself to tiles and paint alone when it comes to adding color to the bathroom. If a new purple vanity seems too much, think of a standalone or even trendy claw-foot bathtub in beaming lilac to give the bathroom its purple focal point! A spa-style, traditional bathroom can also benefit from both purple accents drapes and wallpaper, which can be switched out with ease once you are bored with the look.

Brilliant purple floating vanity steals the show here [Design: Roselind Wilson Design]
Brilliant purple floating vanity steals the show here [Design: Roselind Wilson Design]
Claw-foot bathtub in purple for the chic, modern bathroom [From: Cotterell & Co]
Claw-foot bathtub in purple for the chic, modern bathroom [From: Cotterell & Co]
Fabulous purple is perfect for Hollywood Regency style bathroom [Design: Peg Berens Interior Design]
Fabulous purple is perfect for Hollywood Regency style bathroom [Design: Peg Berens Interior Design]
Vanity brings purple to the lavish master bath [Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors / Michael J. Lee Photography]
Vanity brings purple to the lavish master bath [Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors / Michael J. Lee Photography]
Gorgeous bathroom with purple glam dips into the magic of luxe wallpaper! [Design: Interior Desires UK]
Gorgeous bathroom with purple glam dips into the magic of luxe wallpaper! [Design: Interior Desires UK]
Spa-styled Asian bathroom with a splash of bright purple [Design: Danenberg Design]
Spa-styled Asian bathroom with a splash of bright purple [Design: Danenberg Design]

So, are you ready to take a plunge into purple?

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