Pink is back, and it’s making a splash on the decorating scene. A trend towards softer, more organic tones has seen pink regain its popularity. Pink is also associated with hope, optimism and love – and couldn’t we all do with more of those in our everyday lives?
Use it in bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms for a fresh new look that’s bound to inspire.
Gone are the days of dusty rose bathtubs and matching sinks. Today’s bathrooms use pink accents against copper, brushed brass and other metallics to create a warm sophisticated effect.
Fans of The Block will have noticed that pink is popping up in more and more bathrooms, from subway tile in a combination of pink hues to sinks and soap dishes in millennial blush. It’s also popular as an accent splash back or even painted wall when paired with natural timber vanities.
One reason? Light reflecting off pink surfaces creates a soft and flattering light. Perfect for bathroom selfies!
Pink bedrooms aren’t just for little girls any more. Ditch the princess carriage bed and create a stylish room that any adult will love.
If you’re inclined to bold statements, a bedroom is the perfect spot to take a risk. It’s an intimate space and should reflect your personal style. Try a hot pink or deep plum statement wall or add neon pops of colour with shelving and soft furnishings.
For full blown romanticism pair pale pink walls with crisp white bed linens and a soft, snow white sheepskin rug.
Prefer a sophisticated black-and-white palette? This minimalist look is very stylish but can be a bit harsh on its own. Try blunting the edges by using the palest pink instead of white, and perhaps a dark charcoal grey instead of black.
Your living room is probably one of the larger spaces in your house, so there’s room to play. Whether you go bold and pair pink with a statement colour like navy or teal, or you stick to a softer palette of pale pinks and greys, there’s endless options to explore.
Greys are hugely popular in interior design and have been for some time. From softer ‘greige’ tones to dramatic charcoals, this versatile colour is the perfect match for pinks. Whether you combine pale pinks with charcoal for a contrasting effect, or a mid-grey and darker pink for a more balanced effect, it’s hard to go wrong.
Alternatively, get sensual with a complementary colour scheme like pink and purple. Dusky pink, or another muted tone like terracotta or peach, forms the backdrop. Layer in velvet furniture, chunky throws and soft rugs in plum, fig and wine shades for a look that’s good enough to eat.
If that’s a little too much for your taste, you can tone down the effect of your pinks with taupes and metallics. A sisal rug, rattan furniture or timber finishes all work beautifully with this shade. To keep things from getting too sickly-sweet, keep your pink tones dusty or muted instead of using candy floss shades.
Not convinced? Start small with some pink cushions or pink accents in a rug. Vivid pink accents are perfect for small spaces, like a tiled splash back, shelving display unit or trim. Paint your front door pink for a welcome that will make your visitors smile!
Alternatively, pick a single stand out piece in pink and let it take center stage. This works in any room. A raspberry velvet sofa, a hot pink headboard or candy pink trim can liven your home without any help at all.
This spring and summer, embrace a shade that will lift your spirits and set your space apart.