Brighten Your Bathroom With This Ombre Shower Curtain

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We’re all about infusing your life with bold colors this year, both in your wardrobe and in your home! If you’re looking for an easy way to wake up your decor, try this shower curtain DIY. Simple to do and easy to adapt to your particular palette, this dip-dyed curtain is sure to make a splash in your bathroom!

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What You Need:

  • Your choice color of dye. We’re using Aquamarine from Rit.
  • Salt.
  • A white(ish) shower curtain. We thrifted ours for $5.
  • A large bucket.
  • Hot water.

Step One

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Follow the instructions on your dye. Ours called for a 1/2 bottle of dye in 3 gallons of very hot water. We cut the water amount in half to make an extra concentrated batch of dye. Next, dip about 1/2 to 3/4 of your wet shower curtain into the dye, and let it soak for 10 minutes. Because we’re using cotton, we added 1/2 cup of salt to help set the dye. Again, read the instructions on the package — some dyes call for vinegar, depending on the fabric.

Step Two

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After 10 minutes has elapsed, pull about a foot of fabric out of the dye, allowing the rest to continue soaking.

Step Three

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Repeat this process every 10 minutes until you’re just soaking the bottom of the shower curtain. That way, the bottom will be the darkest portion, while the parts that were in for less time will be lighter and lighter.

Step Four

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Rinse your curtain in cool water until the water runs clear.

Step Five


Throw the rinsed curtain into the washer with a little bit of detergent, and run it through the spin cycle. Then, throw your shower curtain into the dryer.

Step Six

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Finally, hang your shower curtain, and admire!

Want more colorful ideas? Start here…




About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.


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