Pale green can transform a sterile white bathroom. The trick to incorporating color is to keep the accents crisp, not flowery. Otherwise it can feel like a minty-fresh throwback to the chintz-and-mauve days of the early '90s. Art deco touches, like the patterned shower curtain and diamond tile trim, or a warm, neutral palette (think white, tan or silver accents) strike just the right balance.
Maharaja’s Bathroom, 1930s Photo by Antonio Martinelli: Maharaja’s bathroom, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodphur, Early 1930s. Scanned from “Art Deco 1910-1939” edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.