Did you know that at one time the color pink was a preferred color for boys and blue was the choice for girls? The thought was that pink was a more vivid color and therefore more masculine. Blue was more delicate and therefore meant for girls. It wasn’t until after World War II that the trend of pink for girls started to take flight. So if you want to paint a room pink in your house and hubby starts to squirm, assure him that it wasn’t so long ago that pink was associated with the male species.
I like the color pink and think it can be used in any room of the house. The following collection of inspiration photos will give you ideas for adding a touch of pink to any room.
My mother’s living room was pale pink; I sponge-painted it for her back in the nineties. If pink walls are too much for you, consider a pink-patterned rug or piece of small furniture like an ottoman.
Or maybe a pair of boldly patterned pink chairs is more up your alley. I love this fresh and fun room by interior designer Emily Ruddo!
Soft pink pillows are a nice touch in almost any living room. I think you’ll find the soft hue goes with almost any other color.
Add a soft pink slip cover to your favorite chair. Even a small bouquet of flowers or floral curtains can add just the right touch of pink so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
You don’t see a lot of pink dining rooms, but a brush of blush can look quite sophisticated.
A farmhouse table pairs surprisingly well with a more modern pink love seat. A fun mid-century modern light fixture pulls it all together.
Pink creates a whimsical vibe in a cottage dining nook.
Do any of you remember vintage dinette sets from the fifties? Pink and turquoise were popular colors back then (like colored bathroom tiles in houses across America).
Rarely do you see pink in today’s kitchens. Here, a deep pink rug looks modern and sophisticated in a white kitchen.
Open shelves cradle a collection of pink and white dishes while a cute pink refrigerator and smaller appliances add whimsy to this fun kitchen.
I never thought of using dusty rose on kitchen cabinets, but I like the look in this kitchen.
When you think of pink bedrooms do you envision a frilly girl’s bedroom? Bold pink can look grown-up and a little dramatic in an adult bedroom.
Pair pink with another pastel color like lavender or pale blue for a romantic effect. And what better room for romance than the bedroom?
A geographic-style wallpaper in pink and white creates a fun background for a white bathroom vanity.
Consider soft pink tiles on one wall for a pretty bathroom.
I’ve always loved pink and black together. Add a little gray and white and you have a pleasing color palette.
A Touch of Pink in My House
Over the years I’ve added bits of pink in my own home. I created a cozy reading nook with a pink chair from World Market.
Some of my favorite dishes include pretty pink flower bowls I used for a pink and white table setting.
And then there was last year’s pink champagne Christmas tree decorated in honor of my mother at last year’s Christmas home tour. My Christmas home was photographed for the 2017 Christmas issue of American Farmhouse Magazine out later this year. I can’t wait to see it!
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Have you used pink anywhere in your home?