A Touch of Pink for Every Room

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.

Living Rooms

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.

Photo by Ana Donohue Interiors

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!

Photo by 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.

Photo by Margaret Wright Photography

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.

Photo by Amy Neunsinger

Dining Rooms

You don’t see a lot of pink dining rooms, but a brush of blush can look quite sophisticated.

Photo by Nolen Homes & Interiors, LLC

A farmhouse table pairs surprisingly well with a more modern pink love seat. A fun mid-century modern light fixture pulls it all together.

Photo by Pierce Allen

Pink creates a whimsical vibe in a cottage dining nook.

Photo by Maura Pitton Fotografía

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).

Photo by Sweet William


Rarely do you see pink in today’s kitchens. Here, a deep pink rug looks modern and sophisticated in a white kitchen.

Photo by Lauren Nelson Design

Open shelves cradle a collection of pink and white dishes while a cute pink refrigerator and smaller appliances add whimsy to this fun kitchen.

Photo by DD Ford Construction

I never thought of using dusty rose on kitchen cabinets, but I like the look in this kitchen.

Photo by Mylands


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.

Photo by Krista Watterworth Design Studio

Photo by Choose at Home Blinds

Pair pink with another pastel color like lavender or pale blue for a romantic effect. And what better room for romance than the bedroom?

Photo by Bennett Lerner Interiors


A geographic-style wallpaper in pink and white creates a fun background for a white bathroom vanity.

Photo by Elms Interior Design

Consider soft pink tiles on one wall for a pretty bathroom.

Photo by Carey Mudford Interior Design

I’ve always loved pink and black together. Add a little gray and white and you have a pleasing color palette.

Photo by Allwood Construction Inc

A Touch of Pink for Your House

Here’s a few ideas for adding pink to your home. Click any of the images below to find where to buy them!

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  1. I have a few things of pink in my bedroom, i love pale pinks. I like your chair and those pretty flower dishes.

  2. Congrats on being featured! Keep us posted, I would love to get a copy of the magazine.
    I just purchased a beautiful French secretary with painted floral accents for a future chintz bedroom which will have lots of pink in it!

  3. Gosh, you tree is so beautiful! We just bought our first home and I can’t wait to go all out on a Christmas tree. I plan to use a lot of pink in my craft/guest room!

  4. I grew up in a pink and purple bedroom. The walls were a mid color pink with pale purple curtains, bedspread and a dark purple shag rug lol (we are talking early 70’s). My Dad did this bedroom and honestly it was very pretty for it’s time. But I lived with this bedroom for 10 years and after we moved I honestly couldn’t stand the colors pink and purple for the longest time. I have since brought those colors back into my life but in clothing so all these different designs make me rethink pink for decor . Thank you for a wonderful post.

  5. I adore pink and this post was inspiring. The pink dining chairs, the pink cabinets and pink tiles in the bathroom was very pretty. I have never seen pink tiles in the bathroom, but it added a bit of glam,

  6. Lovely rooms Jenifer, thank you for putting this post together. Most men look good wearing pink, I know my son does. Pink is such a happy colour all round.

  7. It was a tradition in Catholic hospitals (and might still be in some) to have the boys in pink blankets in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the girls in blue in honor of the Blessed Mother.