Pink is the color of love, femininity, babies, and good mood, and its warm, positive tones are used to indicate passion, fun, and energy. Everywhere between pale blushes and radiant magentas, pink is used to soothe and comfort people.
Pink is a result of mixing red and white, which makes it entertaining and calm at the same time. It is exactly because of these two features that people decorate with pink, or go for completely pink home décor solutions.
Still, pink interior design is usually limited to girls’ rooms, and it rarely observed as a master/guest bedroom option.
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Still, may designers would disagree with this approach, saying that the color can look amazing in grown-up, graduated adult rooms, implementing only few creative ideas or moderated color schemes.
According to them, there is no much standardization on how to design interiors with pink: you have to love the color, and to be inventive.
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Who said you have to choose the typical baby pink nuances? There are many unique pinks you could adjust to adults’ room, such as bright coral, magenta, fuchsia, hot pink, etc.
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The good side of using pink is that you don’t have to overdo it – instead, pick only one element that can convey your statement such as strikingly pink couch in a pale interior.
In order to achieve the best results, apply pink where it is least expected, such as modern and pastel rooms.
Follow your idea
If you need your space to be interesting and energizing, go for it. Take a lot of pinks and incorporate those using different materials (cotton, linen, velvet and wool). If you like what you did, it will work for everybody else.
Pops of hot pink
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Pink asset walls are the perfect focal points of modern interiors, which can make a room daring and vivid without looking too bold or displaced.
Choose pink art to be the focal point
Find a cool pink piece of art, and give it the central position of the room. You don’t even have to look for one – framed pink canvas could be perfectly enough to achieve that.
Use pink with grey layers
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Pink-grey combinations are the current bedding trend that enables clean and crisp nights’ sleep surrounded with lightweight, dusty pink linen that looks and feels amazing.
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Pink curtains are a sophisticated and feminine solution that can ‘soften’ every room.
Enrich it with natural tones
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Pink is a soft color, and the best way to make its beauty stand out is to juxtapose it with natural tones or even natural materials (concrete, stone, and wood).
The combination looks unique and calming, and makes the room fresher by reminding habitants of the outside.
Pink with black and metallic
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In case you’ve chosen a soft pink nuance, you can offset it with much stronger black or metallic elements, and to make an even bolder statement.
Accent pillows are never enough
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Not all of us are brave enough to paint an accent wall with pink, but we can still have our soft haven with few pink accessories in the room.
Throw pillows, for instance, are an amazing way to add color to the room, and to make it more entertaining.
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Color can make or break one’s decoration scheme, but would inspire an overall positive mood in a room if applied properly.
In the case of pink, you can go a step further and to replace a safely white wall with a brave, pink one, but try to stick to blush nuances because they look calmer and more romantic.
Pink as the ‘surprise moment’
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Pink looks best when applied unexpectedly, especially in small, controlled rooms where no one would expect a pink arrangement on the wall.
The same applies for the location where you’re planning to use it – pink will just make your place look stunning without creating financial burdens or requiring too much work.
You can even go braver and apply it in multiple places, but choose ones you don’t frequent that much, because it can overwhelm you.
Pink neon signs
Featuring pink neon signs is the habit of today’s celebrities, such as Kourtney Kardashian, or Lauren Conrad. Why wouldn’t you do the same for your interior?
Choose one neon sign, and place it in a focal location, as for instance the wall above the bed, or the kitchen. Once you see the amazing atmosphere it creates, you will understand the celebrity fuss going on around it.
Use fresh blossoms to stay on the safe side
Being completely honest, pink is nobody’s permanent choice, which is why people like to play on the safe side with it. For instance, they let fresh blossoms do the spring trick, in particular peonies that look (and smell!) amazing!
Pink geometric forms
Few carefully picked pieces of furniture are not just a feature of small spaces – they are becoming more and more attractive for big rooms too, where the message is being conveyed using powerful colors, textures, or patterns instead of tenths of furniture pieces.
Pink, for instance, can add a really modern vibe to your big room, when applied on an interesting geometric pattern.
Leopard pink – absolutely amazing!
The glamorous effect of pairing leopard and pink in a single room is just breathtaking. There are many different ways to do it: throwing soft leopard pillows on pink sofas, placing pink chairs on leopard rugs, or even choosing an already mixed leopard-pink bedding set.
The natural choice: pink and green
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The combination of pink and calm green will rarely impose itself, but it will still be powerful enough to take over the entire mood of the room and to stimulate habitants.
The best way to use this solution is to look for nature-inspired nuances, as for instance stem green and blossom pink, which won’t look unnatural or disturbing.
Sounds difficult, but finding the exact colors yu want to combine is a challenging task: once you’ve found them, you’ll have to mix them properly in order to make the place soothing, beautiful, and inspiring.
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If you want to go beyond traditional and basic pink, mix it with a little bit of coral and you will give it an amazing orange tone.
This nuance looks the best when applied next to crisp white furniture or yellow accents, so take advantage of it to preserve the feminine appearance of your room.
Small pink details with huge impact
The devil is in the details, and homes are usually the best place to prove this saying. That’s why we recommend you to use small, trimming pink decorations with a big impact, such as candle votives, photo frames, vases, lamps, etc.
Mixed shades of pink
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Designers usually advise people to use more than one pink shade per room, because pink is a strong color that can easily look disconnected.
Instead, they recommend a palette of at least 3 medium pink tones, or an interesting gradation from pale to dark pink.
Pink and taupe (dark buff)
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Pink’s powerful energy becomes extremely visible in this combination, and it is pink’s ‘diva nature’ that balance otherwise dull and boring taupe environments.
Traditional and classic settings are the best ones for such combination, right because they lack natural light.
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If there is such thing where you can get absolutely creative with pink, and not be afraid to make the wrong experiments, its accessories.
Accessories can always be added/ replaced depending on your needs, so think of everything with Lucite and cute pink as your accessory. Be brave, and let creativity do its work.
Pink can also be an exterior solution, especially its light and playful nuances. A good choice is deep rose, to make it dramatic or salmon, to indicate calm and pleasant atmosphere.
The best way to apply pink is to use an impactful pop of it on small objects, and to make them even cuter than they already are.