Pink is a much misunderstood colour, often seen as fluffy and unsophisticated. But it can actually be used in far more interesting and innovative ways than most of us would ever consider. Here are a few pink interior design ideas that show just how cutting-edge this shade can be.
1. Complimenting Pink
Many think that pink is pretty much a stand alone colour, that there are not many other colours suited to it. Nothing could be further from the truth, though, especially with regard to certain shades of pink. The picture below shows just how well soft pinks can work when paired with more neutral colours, such as brown, green and dark grey.
2. Pink Bathrooms
Anyone looking for a soft colour in their bathroom may want to consider pink. Pink is warmer and more inviting than stark shades like white, and simple touches here and there are all that is needed to bring a comforting glow to any bathroom.
3. Pink and Monochrome
Hot, bright pinks suit monochromes particularly well, and can help create an assertive, confident look in a room. Monochrome colour schemes also accentuate the colour pink in a way that black and white, when paired separately with pink, cannot.
4. Pink and Blue
The colour blue is in vogue on catwalks at the moment, and navy and dark blues are, in particular, being paired with pinks to great effect. Whilst it is black that is more often matched with pink – and they do look great together – the results can be a little overwhelming for some. Blue is an unusual colour to combine with pink, but far more gentle on the eyes.
5. Pink and Yellow
We’ve all heard of purple and yellow, but what about pink and yellow? Yes, just as yellow is purple’s complimentary colour, so too is pink. Where purple can be a little too solid for someone looking for a bright and breezy room, light, dusky pinks could well be the perfect colour to add to yellow for a delicate and tender look. Light oranges also mix well with a yellow-pink scheme, as do greys and blues.
6. Pink Bedrooms
Not everybody wants a pink living room, preferring instead to use it in their personal space. When it comes to bedrooms we all look for peace and tranquility, and that is why white works best with pink in this setting, rather than a livelier colour.
7. Pink and Grey
Grey shades compliment pinks beautifully, and pastel grey and pink go particularly well together. Whilst pink is usually seen as a feminine colour, the addition of grey to a room can give it more of a masculine touch.
8. Pink Accents
Okay, so you like the colour pink but you don’t want to go nuts with it. In that case, you should consider using it as an accent colour in a room. This can take the form of pretty much anything: textiles, furniture, accessories, paintings, an accent wall, there really is no limit.