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How To Decorate With Pink In A More Grown Up Way

Pink is one of those colours in regards to interiors, that when it’s done well, it looks amazing. But when the shade is off, it can turn your home from chic to cotton candy factory. Today we wanted to share examples of how pink can transform a space, and what shades to use to create a more grown-up affair.

Whether it’s blush pink or neon pink that ignites your interest, we’ve got you. Just scroll down to see the different shades of this sweet shade and how to incorporate them into your own house.

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Millennial Pink

It’s a cliché thing to say, but really – if you haven’t heard of millennial pink, you must have been living under a rock. It’s the colour of 2017, 2018 and it even seeped into 2019.

It showed now signs of dying down until earlier this year when its richer blush sister came back into favour (see more of that below), but it's still definitely a go-to colour for many.

Although painting the walls in millennial pink could verge on overkill, it still looks amazing when used in statement pieces of furniture such as the Lyon armchair from Atkin & Thyme. The use of velvet gives this shade real depth, and I love the gold hardware detailing along the arms and the legs.

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Moving into the darker end of the colour spectrum now, we turn to raspberry – a shade which isn’t used so frequently, but one which can look amazing when styled in the right setting.

This room design from Farrow & Ball, for example, showcasing their Ringwali paint, is both sophisticated and playful – creating the perfect backdrop for the marble fire surround and printed armchair. Use warm toned metallics with this shade such as brass and gold.

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Blush Pink

A warmer, more pigmented shade of pink than Millennial, blush doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast within interiors.

This is the tone that makes people who normally shied away from taking the step to decorate with pink, reconsider it in their grown up homes.

Soft pinks like this work really well with other warm neutrals such as whites with yellow undertones, taupe and brass fixtures.

Beauty blogger Marianna Hewitt has created the perfect blush pink living room in our opinion, utilising the shade in soft furnishings (which can also be easily swapped out when you’re looking for a colour update).

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Neon Pink

Now here’s a shade for the brave – neon pink in your home. If this sets your heart racing in a good way, you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of ways you can incorporate this on-trend shade without feeling like you’re in an all-night rave.

Consider painting one wall in this shade, or perhaps even panels on the wall. Use as woodwork paint in a space such as your office, with pink skirting boards looking incredible next to stark white walls.

If you’re still a little cautious, why not look to neon lighting like these from eclectic homeware shop Audenza, or cool decorative accessories placed around the room.

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Pale Pink

Paler shades of pink look effortless when teamed with cool tones such as grey. This colour is a great option if you’re looking to paint the full room as it’s not overpowering yet has the power to make an impact.

If you’re using pale pink in a modern house, the key is to team with contemporary furniture and clean lines, whereas a more traditional setting can welcome dark woods, a mix of fabrics such as white and grey linens, and feminine accents such as floral artwork.

This mix of pale pink and blush pink on wooden panelled walls in this recent campaign for lighting specialist, Nedgis, is such an exciting and interesting using two variations of the same colour.

Looking to decorate with pink? Which of these shades could you envision in your home? Raspberry for us is something that might be worth revisiting, and we’ve always been a fan of the effortless blush.

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