Decorating with Pink: Sweet and Sophisticated

My personal feeling is that the color pink is somewhat misunderstood. Pink has graduated from a little girl’s color to a grown woman’s palette. It can sophisticated while also being fun and youthful Check out today’s examples of decorating with pink to see what I mean.

Pink in the Living Room

Chintz fabrics on furniture and curtains create a soft English country style living room with pale pink walls. The room is feminine with sophisticated appeal.

English Country Living RoomPhoto by LKID


Another living room with pale pink walls has more of a modern country vibe, proving that pastels work just fine in almost any type of decor.

Pale Pink Living RoomPhoto by Dwelling


Decorating with pink can be elegant, like this living room that combines several shades of pink, from light to dark.

Pink Traditional Living RoomPhoto by Kate Forman Designs Ltd


Pink Kitchens

Pink isn’t typically a color you might use in a kitchen, although my daughter keeps adding pink to hers. A deep pink adds a fun shot of color in a cottage style kitchen.

Cottage Style KitchenPhoto by Traditional Bespoke Furniture


Pink and gray always look great together. I once created a Valentine table setting in pink and gray. This unique kitchen pairs dark gray with brick walls painted pink.

Pink and Gray KitchenPhoto by Manders


Decorating with pink appliances adds soft color in a white kitchen. Did you notice even the knobs on the stove are pink?

Pink and White KitchenPhoto by DD Ford Construction


A combination kitchen and dining nook enjoy a darker shade of pink walls. Light gray cabinetry keeps it from looking too sweet.

Pink and Gray KitchenPhoto by Welter & Welter GmbH


Pink in the Dining Room

Soft pink and gray come together in a dining room with amazing architectural detail!

Pink and Gray Dining RoomPhoto by Dusty Deco


If you’re feeling bold, you could try hot pink dining chairs paired with a crystal chandelier.

Eclectic Dining RoomPhoto by Grafikstudion


Dark pink pendant lights add festive color in a small dining nook.

Shabby Chic Pink and White Dining RoomPhoto by Maura Pitton Fotografía


Pink Bedrooms

Pink can look classy in an updated bedroom. A pink velvet headboard graces a bed dressed in soft linens.

Pink BedroomPhoto by


Here’s my favorite pink and gray combination again.

Pink and Gray BedroomPhoto by


A Touch of Pink in the Bathroom

Pink and white create a fun bathroom with whimsical wallpaper.

Pink and White BathroomPhoto by Elms Interior Design


A pink-tiled wall frames a unique bathroom vanity.

Pink and White BathroomPhoto by Carey Mudford Interior Design


Pink Doors

My daughter would love this pink front door. The shade is soft and pretty.

Pink Front DoorPhoto by


An exterior door gets a shot of vivid pink and looks appealing with the home’s pale yellow siding.

Yellow Cottage with Pink DoorPhoto by Anchor Builders


A little cottage brushed with pink makes a perfect companion for beachfront living.

Pink CottagePhoto by Suzanne MacCrone Rogers


And most people would think of pink for the exterior of a cottage – but it looks quite pretty on a more elegant home.

Pink House with TurretPhoto by Liquidscapes


It’s not unusual to see pink on a painted lady. My current home was painted a pale pink when we moved in. Eventually we painted her yellow, but I still smile every time I see a pink house.

Pink Victorian HousePhoto by Terris Lightfoot Contracting Ltd.

Do you like the color pink in your home?

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  1. I love the pink and gray dining room – the painted mill work is absolutely amazing. Also, that little pink beach cottage – I could live there so easily. The pink color on the door that you think your daughter would love – I also love that particular shade. I’m not a fan of bright pinks, but the “cooler” shades are beautiful. I’m sure they won’t last long in the design world, but it’s nice to see the pink shades making a comeback for at least a little while – and they say pink in a bathroom makes us look our best when we are putting on makeup, doing our hair, etc. I need all the help I can get …..

  2. I would prefer the light ping with gray, i think it looks classy. I made some little stuffed hearts from a pink blouse that was my mothers and gave them out to the girls in my family. I use mine around Valentine’s Day.

  3. When my grandparents built their house in the 1950’s, pink and gray must have been the “in” thing because her kitchen was done in those colors (wallpaper was little pink and gray buttons!), and I remember her bathroom being pink as well. I always thought of pink and gray as looking dated, but now that I have inherited a pinkish tub in my current home, I’m thinking of working with it instead of changing it out, since it’s in excellent condition. What’s old is new again!

  4. I think I was born loving pink, and at 76 years of age, it is still my favorite color! In our last house, my husband hung pink and white-striped wallpaper in our bedroom and I made floral drapes and a bedskirt to match for our queen-sized bed. It made for a very calm and relaxing room, esp. after a hectic day of work and children!
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures of pinks and it’s many virtues.

  5. I’m here for every room, love it. I wonder if the sofa is a pink and white stripe? This is the best post ever, thank you.