Pink interiors are more popular than ever, thanks to enduring shades like Millennial Pink and the recent trend for warm pastel tones. Incorporating pink into your décor can be challenging because the colour can be perceived as girlish and frivolous. But get it right, and pink can actually be a chic and extremely sophisticated colour.
If you love pink, but you’re not sure how to add it in your home, read on. We’ve some great tips for you!
How to get the look:
1. Get vibrant – in unexpected places
Vibrant pink is a great way to create an unexpected statement and add excitement to your décor – especially in a modern home. Think a candy pink sofa in an otherwise monochrome room, or vivid pink artwork framed by cool, contemporary tones. And intense pink walls will give impact to a small space where you don’t spend too much time, such as a hall or entryway.
2. Balance with masculine colours
Pink is a very feminine colour, and alone it can look whimsical or over-sweet. But if you balance it with a masculine or neutral hue, you’ll create a look that’s striking and sophisticated. Even the brightest shades of pink can look edgy when teamed with charcoal, navy or chocolate.
3. Go for flattering pink in your dining room
Do you love to entertain? Certain shades of pink are ideal for your dining area because they will complement your guests. Choose deep pinks and raspberry shades, such as Berry Smoothie by Dulux, which will cast tones that flatter the skin – especially when teamed with candlelight!
4. Create a romantic space with pink florals
If you want to create a feminine, romantic space, try layering pink prints. Vintage floral patterns are on trend right now, and they’re a great way to incorporate a range of pink hues without overwhelming the room. On the other hand, if you want a more dramatic look, go big or go home. While a small pattern can look too busy on a large surface, oversized florals look stunning on a feature wall. Choose moody dark floral wallpaper like this gorgeous design from Wayfair. Or create a fresh, botanical look by teaming your florals with green and turquoise.
5. Take a softer shade to your walls
Vibrant shades not for you? Pink doesn’t have to be bold. In fact, less saturated shades are easy on the eye and perfect for restful walls. Fresh pastel pinks can energise a space, while warmer sunset tones such as peach can create a relaxing atmosphere – ideal for a serene living space or bedroom.
6. Cheer up a kitchen with pink appliances
Functional spaces like kitchens can sometimes lack warmth and character. But add pink accents, and you’ll instantly inject a sense of fun into the space. Consider pink blinds or wall art for an uplifting pop of colour. Or why not invest in some chic retro-style appliances in pastel pink? For more inspiration, take a look at Swan’s wide range of retro kitchenwares from toasters to refrigerators.