Give Rooms a Rosy Outlook With Pink

When it comes to choosing a paint color for your home, pink might seem like a girly choice. But while it can certainly make a room feel more feminine, the pretty hue can also have a surprising impact. From bubblegums that pop to blush tones that feel more refined, adding a splash of pink can instantly change a room’s mood, adding a touch of sophistication or a streak of drama, depending on your shade. The key is to find the perfect pink that best suits your design style.

Wanna paint an entire room pink? Why not go for a much softer hue. A pastel pink can look cheerful and bright without overpowering the space–in fact, it can make it look larger. A paler pink can also create a light and airy effect in the living room.

For a colorful alternative to neutrals, opt for more muted blush tones. Beigy-pinks and peaches are more understated and elegant-looking than a brighter, powder pink. Plus, their warm undertones can make a room feel more inviting.

Try shocking shades of pink or fuchsia to make a room pop. The bold colors are playful and look extra glamorous when used to paint a single wall. They are better used as an accent than an all-over color so balance them out with neutral accents e.g  pair corals with darker browns for a warm & rich room. For a wow color combination, try contrasting bright magenta with a softer, off-white.

Here are a few ideas i have gathered from martha stewart, houzz and elle.

traditional kids by Tiffany Eastman Interiors, LLC

Pink is a soothing color for bedrooms. Accessorizing it with a black bed and a black accent blanket helps it to feel more modern and less like a Barbie bedroom.
The contrast of the Pedro Friedeberg hand chair with the pink Bengal bazaar fabric of the desk chair is whimsical and vibrant.
eclectic living room by Jeanette Lunde
Here, two Windsor chairs feel current in a light pink paired with a trendy cowhide rug. A retro brown armchair and off-white sofa balance the look with more masculine touches.
This is a pale peachy pink,  transformed the room from appearing like a gallery to being very soft, warm, and inviting.
contemporary bedroom by Cornerstone Architects
Instead of using pink on every available surface, consider an accent wall and mix it with neutrals. This balance allows the pink accent wall to be the focal point without the color being overwhelming.
eclectic home office by Ed Ritger Photography

Save pink for unexpected tiny spaces, like closets or powder rooms. The result won’t look too girly in a small dose and can work with most home color palettes.
eclectic living room by Christy Dillard Kratzer

Black and gold accents deliver a masculine tone that makes this charming pink room feel grown up.

traditional living room by Joni Spear Interior Design

If you’re craving big and bright, go ahead and paint your walls magenta, but make sure the rest of the room is neutral (like the cream couch and dark ottoman) and complementary (like the green bookshelves) to avoid going over the top.

eclectic living room by Vintage Renewal
It’s even possible to introduce pink furniture and still create a space that feels masculine. When accented with a brown leather ottoman, white walls and contemporary artwork, this traditional sofa feels contemporary and toned down.
eclectic living room by MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

A pink ottoman takes center stage in high style here in the company of brown and gold accents.
A striped wallpaper that might be overwhelming in big doses can add an unusual radiance to the ceiling. A fresh coat of rosy paint is a time-saving alternative to installing new shelves.
asian bedroom by Amy Lau Design

Note the natural elements of a space. Brick walls and hardwood floors have a tendency to have plenty of edge, so pink bedding won’t feel too soft.
 Vivid-pink walls and an upholstered daybed transform the room into a retreat where everyone feels they belong (because the room “belongs” to no one). As a comforting counterbalance to the saturated color, the furniture and fabrics are cream and pale gray.
eclectic bedroom by Momoko Morton
Consider mixing pink with animal prints. Animal prints often act as a neutral, so they can help create an equilibrium with bolder colors while also offering a modern touch.
In this room, gray wainscoting and bare floors soften the vivid color of the walls, which are adorned with an asymmetrical array of small paintings, sea fans, and a framed collection of starfish.
Even metallics will help modernize pink. Look for fabric that includes silver accents, or pair pink accessories with metallic artwork.
This pink, Intense Pink from Glidden, is the design statement in this girl’s bedroom. It creates a striking canvas that allows touches of chocolate and white to pop. It’s just the right balance of sophistication and fun.
Below are a few more images you should find helpful.