Decorating with pink is everywhere! And even though Rose Quartz was so last year according to Pantone, Millennial Pink still reigns supreme (does anyone else not really know the difference?), but how do you go about it without looking like you wear light-up shoes and have training wheels? Here are five ideas for decorating with pink that are oh-so chic, and not so childish.
Decorating with Pink Idea #1: Use it as an accent with deeper tones of red
Pink looks great with deeper reds, such as maroon, burgundy, and oxblood. Choose a shade of pink that is more blush or powder to keep the look subtle and add some wood and brass for depth. This look is dramatic, warm, and inviting.
Decorating with Pink Idea #2: Pair it with Cream, Gold, and Black
Choose a lighter shade of pink or a muted rose to make this color combo more French.
Or go all-in with a deeper fuchsia or magenta for a Modern Glam look.
Pro Tip: The more black you use, the more dramatic, and the more cream or white, the more light and airy. Remember to think about the mood you’re trying to create.
Not sure which style you’d like to go for? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Interior Design Styles!
Decorating with Pink Idea #3: Go Preppy
Dreaming of some Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer goodness in your home?
You’ll need to add some contrast! Decorating with pink and green or pink and aqua is the way to go.
The key here is to pay attention to the balance.
The more pink you use, the more vibrant and warm a room will feel. This might be useful for a dining room or office that you want to have more energy.
The more green or aqua you use, the more calming and refreshing a room will feel. Depending on your preferences, this could work well in a bathroom, guest room, or master bedroom.
Decorating with Pink Idea #4: Cool it Down
Pink is a warm color, so if you want to use it but still want your space to have a chill kinda vibe, like many minimal or Scandinavian styles, pair a lighter shade with gray. This look is very contemporary and not that over the top. Very laid back.
Decorating with Pink Idea #5: Heat it Up
On the other end of the spectrum, pairing pinks with other warm shades, like yellow and orange, will make a room warm and energetic.
Or you can pair our favorite Millennial Pink with a muted mustard or chartreuse for a mod, 60’s retro feel.
The thing about decorating with pink is that there is no one right way to do. Have fun, determine the energy level, style, and mood that you’re trying to attain, and go for it!