Kourtney Kardashian's maximalist bathroom employs a surprising color scheme experts say is 'playful' and 'luxurious'

The Keeping Up with Kardashians socialite shows us how to layer colors stylishly in her bathroom

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Since Kourtney Kardashian's over-the-top, Dolce and Gabbana-sponsored, Italian wedding to Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, we've been discussing her maximalist style. With an aesthetic so different from the neutral, minimalist clean lines we've come to expect from the Kardashian family, Kourtney is not one to be bound by convention. 

In line with her reputation, the most recent peek into Kourtney Kardashian's rocker chic lifestyle is found in the least expected of places: her bathroom color scheme

A pouty pregnancy selfie shows Kourtney in a gold leaf-trimmed mirror. Behind her, a mahogany door with white trim is surrounded by stylish, matte black walls. The sink is a pretty pink bowl set into a gray marble countertop with dramatic pink veins. The countertops are covered with decorative accouterments from a pink vase filled with pampas grass to a gold tray and a black candle with a drawing of an open mouth on it. Behind Kourtney, artwork covers the black walls. While the bathroom's maximalist decor is stunning, designers are most transfixed by Kourtney's bold color choices, which they say create a luxurious and playful atmosphere. 

Nicholas Kaiko, interior designer and founder of Kaiko Design Interiors comments on each color featured in the bathroom, beginning with the black walls. He says, 'Black walls, especially in a matte finish like shown here, can evoke a sense of drama and intimacy. In interior design, dark colors tend to shrink spaces visually, creating a cozier ambiance. The inclusion of Hollywood lights around the mirror provides a significant light source that not only illuminates but adds a touch of glamour reminiscent of old Hollywood dressing rooms.'

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Nicholas Kaiko

Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, Nic has honed his skills as an interior architect and decorator, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.

Jennifer Ebert, color expert and Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens, adds, 'Black can be a tricky color to pull off in a large surface area, like on a wall, because it is so bold. However, in Kourtney's room, the bright lights, and lighter accents highlight the beauty of this shade. The black walls make Kourtney's bathroom appear dramatic and luxurious.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Deputy Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

As for the pink sink and pink marble countertops, designer Nicholas Kaiko says, 'The juxtaposition of dark black walls with pops of pink is striking and unexpected. Pink, being inherently soft and feminine, contrasts with the deep, moody black, breaking its dominance and adding visual interest. The pink onyx vase and whimsical feathers further tie in the theme, adding layers of depth and texture. These elements introduce a playful and luxurious touch, preventing the room from feeling overly sombre.'

Finally, bright pops from the gold hardware on the sink and the white trim around the door complete Kourtney Kardashian's complementary color scheme. Nicholas Kaiko states: 'Gold hardware, especially in a maximalist space, embodies opulence and luxury. In a dark bathroom, it acts as a highlight, catching the eye and creating focal points. The gold mirror frame and faucet, against the black backdrop, are accentuated even further, becoming standout features. The choice of gold in a bathroom dominated by blacks and pinks reinforces a lavish feel, adding to the maximalist aesthetic. It essentially acts as jewelry for the room.' 

He continues, 'Lastly, the vivid white architrave around the door creates a defined boundary and offers a crisp break in the design. It delineates the space and ensures that the dark walls don't overwhelm.'

To create your own dream bathroom, our list of bathroom ideas is an excellent place to start. If you feel like you've already found your look in Kourtney Kardashian's space, shop the edit below.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.