Pink is not just for little girls. When you use pink in your design plans, the effect can be everything from sugary sweet, glamorous, bold or ethereal. It just depends on your style and the feeling you want to evoke. Never underestimate the power of pink in a design scheme.
I love this flat-lay from Stout Brother’s, it’s a great example of layering pink into a color scheme. In this case it’s used to create a casual, feminine and somewhat earthy feel that is very soothing.
Little Girl Pink
Everyone is familiar with the intense pink little girls often love. I was once asked to do pink window treatments for a little girl’s room. This is what it must be like inside a piece of bubble gum, but she adored it! And since the client is always right – I adored it too!
Grown Up Girl Pink
If you are going for a more glamorous vibe, you’ll want to tone it down to a subtle blush. Add lots of white and mirrored or glass surfaces for a very sophisticated version of pink. Click the photo to see this over-the-top glam bedroom and get an eye-full of pink that is all grown up.
Going Dramatic With Pink
Another trend we’ve been seeing lately, is pink being used in very dramatic ways like this handmade peony wallpaper from England. I love how they used it here to create a bold look with a vintage feel. It would also be great in a powder room to make a big statement in a small space.
Domus Venus, is one of my favorite designers. She manages to use pink without making it feel too “precious” as you can see in the two rooms below. The soft pink curtains and rose colored crown molding create a wonderful contrast to the giant mural that dominates one wall.
In the second photo, she uses a framed wallpaper mural that would normally be considered very feminine. In this case, it creates a dramatic impact through the sheer size and depth of the image.
Pink is on trend right now and it’s fun to see how using it in different ways can create such different effects. Just remember, no matter your color scheme, you can create a dreamy, soft look or make a bold statement by changing up the intensity of color and the scale of pattern you choose to use.
Myrna Everett is the founder of Home Vogue Interiors where we specialize in custom window fashions and other soft home goods. If you have enjoyed this blog post, please share it with others. If you are ready to start a conversation about your next project click on the “Your Project” button above and tell us what you’re working on and we’ll reach out to you and help you get started.