how to work a pink colour scheme into your home!
Pink has undergone a bit of a makeover in recent years. Decorating with pink is no longer confined to children’s bedrooms, Barbie outfits or Juicy Couture 00’s loungewear. Its all grown up now and thankfully, it’s here to stay!
Dusky or blush pink is a far more muted and earthy tone than its sugary sweet sibling. This calm and cocooning colour adds warmth to north facing rooms and used as an accent, it can bring a softness to a room, elevating its depth, without closing it in.
Here’s my guide to using this beautiful muted shade of pink in your home.
💗 Its versatile!
Dusky pink is super versatile and paired with natural earthy tones, it creates a warm grounding palette. Balancing muted pink with chalky charcoal creates more of a sassy and chic contrast.
💗 It can be dramatic!
Using pink alongside tough industrial materials can add a delicate twist to an otherwise understated colour scheme. Concrete, marble and metal accents look super cool against this gentle tone.
💗 Its calming!
Rooms decorated in this muted pink are calm & comfortable to be within. To avoid it feeling too sleepy or cloying, I suggest experimenting with small amounts, e.g, pink wall shapes, cupboard doors or accent chairs (like I did here with these Fritz Hansen chairs from Heals)
💗 Its cool and edgy!
Although traditionally a nurturing bedroom shade, combining pink with black or other dark colours can work in other areas of your home, like the kitchen for example. Dark wood and blush pink look particularly bohemian & cool when used together!
💗 It can create a natural vibrancy!
Pink and green occur together botanically – think of pink peonies nestled amongst lush green leaves. Therefore, my general rule of thumb when combining colours has always been to ask yourself how colours make you feel when you observe them ‘in the wild’. These natural colour combinations should theoretically work anywhere!
Teaming pink with green in your home with give the same delicate fresh vibrancy of a bouquet of pink stem roses!
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