How to incorporate pink into any room in the house
From blush to millennial, the color pink has been a major interior design trend in recent years. There’s a reason for that: it’s fun, feminine, and has a big design impact, whether it’s an accent wall or an entire room full of pink furniture and decor. Unlike neutral or earth tones, pink is always a bold choice.
While it’s easy for most people to add subtle pops of pink, it takes a little more knowledge to create a dramatic impact with color. Yet, from bedrooms to bathrooms and even kitchens, it is possible to incorporate pink into any room of the house. Here are the best tips, tricks and inspirations to make any home a pink home.
Pink is the new natural
Renowned interior designer Robert Novogratz tells me, “Pink is finally the new neutral. It can therefore be associated with a range of colors. “A light shade of pink works with almost anything. We think it’s a more colorful white! Pink decor can be whimsical, classic, soothing, or the focal point of a room,” he says.
Novogratz recently launched a line of pink storage lockers including tall lockers, shorter side table lockers and double lockers. “For storage, a pink locker anywhere in your home is subtle, but still a way to add color. And it doesn’t scream utilitarian.
In the kitchen
There are very few DIYers who have found a way to make pink and fun look as inviting as Katie Mack, who is known for her Candy Colored Home Instagram and Tiktok accounts. One of Mack’s most beloved DIYs is his pink kitchen. “I love a pink kitchen! It’s so retro and fun,” she tells me. “I really think the kitchen is the heart of the home and it should be more welcoming and inviting for your guests. Pink is such a cheerful color and appliances are a great way to add pops of color if you’re not quite ready to commit to a complete color overhaul.
Pink cabinets, as seen in Mack’s kitchen, are an achievable look for most. “If you want a more dramatic change and are ready to paint, you don’t need to paint your whole kitchen pink. I went with a peachy pink color on my lower kitchen cabinets and the back wall and left my upper cabinets and ceiling white to give it a light, airy and open feel.
Novogratz suggests otherwise, opting for pink devices instead. “If you want pink to be more of a focal point in the room, we’ve designed homes with more saturated pink appliances, stoves, and refrigerators, and it still blends in well with stainless steel and white porcelain. .”
SMEG is known for its retro-style pink appliances, both large like the refrigerators pictured here, and smaller ones like toasters and blenders that add fun pops of pink to any kitchen.
In addition to a pink kitchen, Mack has a pink bathroom. “I took it from a boring gray and white space to a pink paradise! I hand painted and stenciled the gray cement tiles in a beautiful Calypso pattern by Royal Stencils with shades of light pinks and I lined the wall with Pink and Mauve Tawny wall paint from Anyewall Decor and also painted the adjoining wall and inset cabinets purple. We added a pink clawfoot tub from Vintage Tub and it worked really tied the space in! Because we stuck to the same shade throughout, it’s very consistent and has a big impact in a small space!”
But pink bathrooms don’t have to be fancy. For a more contemporary modern look, consider hanging wallpapers such as Neighbors in Shell by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams X Eskayel.
Wallpaper is also a beautiful choice for bedrooms. Peel and stick wallpaper, such as Bird Watching by Tempaper, is easy to DIY and adds a traditional touch. It perfectly complements neutral furniture and linens. The large scale of the pattern also makes it perfect for an accent wall.
Not in models? Consider paint such as Behr Sunwashed Brick S180-2. Like candy for the wall, it makes this cute girls room even sweeter. This color could also work in a living room.
Textiles can be a great addition to a pink bedroom as seen in this apartment at 100 Barclay Street in Tribeca. Although this building is modern, these curtains add a decidedly contemporary touch. Coordinating pink art and pillows tie in even more with the color.
Still, the easiest way to add pink to a bedroom is with pink sheets like this Bella Notte linen duvet cover from Payne’s Gray. It brings femininity without being too frilly, especially with a white farmhouse bed or a black iron bed.
Rose in the living room
Pink couches are a trend that won’t be long in the making. Mack went bold with a pink sofa and a pink coffee table.
However, if a living room is mostly neutral and it’s not possible to fully transform it, opting for a pink rug such as Paynes Gray’s Loloi Masai Zebra crochet rug might be a good idea. This creates an interesting focal point. Then add pink decor to intensify the effect.
Color is important
Because pink has such an impact, Mack suggests choosing shades wisely before hitting Add to Cart. “I think one of the most important things to consider is choosing the right shade of pink. For me, colors are synonymous with mood and mood and you first need to figure out what mood you want to give off. I tend to lean towards pastels and earthy hues like terracotta, peach and mauve, I find these to be very soothing colors that energize, inspire and uplift without feeling chaotic.