Long ago that cheesy color stigma was removed and today decorating with it is extremely pleasant. And not just children’s rooms! A raspberry shade in the kitchen or a pastel pink in the bathroom will be perfect. It harmonizes with the range of browns and grays and, to play with contrast, opt for white, black, navy blue or olive green.
LIVING ROOM IN ROSA PALO
Try in the living room with pale pink on the walls and on the sofa, to create a calm atmosphere. And as a contrast, green vegetation, natural materials and golden touches. From the Maisons du Monde Urban Garden collection: Portobello oak coffee table and Fina cushion cover.
From the mixture of red with white, pink arises and in this room the dynamic combination with fuchsia as the protagonist has become visible. Floral Heritage Collection, by Laura Ashley: grapefruit pink paint, Lewes rug and Dalhia parade floral print curtains.
The muted and slightly grayish pink of the sofa gives this corner a certain decadent air. A contemporary accessory, such as the copper metal floor lamp, raises the bar and acts as a focal point. Sofa and lamp, by Kenay Home.
PLAIN AND PRINTED CUSHIONS
If you find it very daring to paint a room in pink, choose to place specific pieces in the living room or bedroom, such as an armchair, a bench or a chest of drawers with an aged look, or the handy textiles that give so much play. Plain and patterned Cuban Zen cushions, by Primark.
PINK GUM PAINT
Depending on the tone you choose you can transform your kitchen in a sweet place, if you paint it bubblegum pink, or give it a more chic air, if you opt for a softer tone. In both cases, combine them with beige and white to fill it with light. Dux Satin Mix paint, by Bruguer.
In dark areas, like the kitchen pantry, a soft touch of pink will do. Use it on the entire wall or just in the middle and combine it with white tiles. You can also introduce it through textiles, accessories and household appliances. Omar system modules, from Ikea.
Coral tones go well with blues and greens. Use them to upholster sofas and armchairs in living rooms and bedrooms, if white predominates. It is an excellent resource to stimulate decoration. Saga Forest cotton fabric on armchair and Waves gray cushion, from the Swedish firm.
Iranian decorator India Mahdavi initiated the ban on pink when she decorated London’s Sketch restaurant from top to bottom in pink. She lost her fear of this color that until recently had very limited connotations: it was purely feminine or childish. From the British capital, the trend has been conquering other parts of the world, mainly commercial and restaurant spaces. Now that pink is assumed to be a neutral color, as have been white or beige, it is introduced into homes, in large or small doses, guaranteeing that its cheerful, light and vital tone, gives our spaces a good dose of Energy.
PINK ON THE WALLS
By painting the walls in this color, you will give a touch of positivity and also lightness. Depending on the tone, if it is a light pink or pastel, it will transmit calm and tranquility; if it is a more intense tone, close to fuchsia, it will transmit more energy and positive spirit. In which rooms does it fit? All without exception. You can bet on it from the living room to the bedroom. In this case, it is advisable to reserve it only for one of the walls so as not to saturate and play on the contrast.
As we said, India Mahdavi took pink as the leitmotif of Sketch’s decoration and her velvet armchairs went “viral”. There are many design firms, such as Habitat, Fritz Hansen or Cassina, that include upholstered furniture in this tone in their catalog. A pink sofa is a wise statement of intentions, you can make it the only note of this color in the living room to take center stage. In addition, it adds luminosity to even the darkest of rooms. The one in the photo is the Havd sofa, designed by Jaime Hayón for Fritz Hansen.
Who said that kitchens had to be all the same? The dictatorship of white or wood kitchens ended long ago. This space is also a playground for creativity in terms of colors and materials, and pink makes its triumphal entry here. In addition, it takes over from neutral colors providing a modern and light character. Do not be afraid of experimentation, contrast pink with darker tones that will give depth to the space.
APPLIANCES DRESSED IN PINK
If you don’t dare to dye your kitchen cabinets this color, you can choose to add an upbeat and playful note with some pink appliances. Smeg kitchens or refrigerators offer design and color.
SOME NOTES IN THE DINNING ROOM
Instead of opting for a pink manifesto, a few well-chosen brush strokes can elevate the tone of your home. In the dining room, curtains in a pale shade will refresh the room without the need to change the furniture or paint the walls. A porcelain tableware of a similar shade will also add a note of warmth.
ROSE AT YOUR FEET
Also, if you don’t dare with a piece of furniture in this color, a rug in dusty pink or fuchsia adds a playful touch without being decisive. Adding color to the rooms of the house has positive consequences for our mood.
A SOFT TONE
Some pieces of furniture chosen in a dusty pink allow to decorate in this color without saturating. An armchair like this one designed by Henrik Pedersen for BoConcept, can be the best choice, so versatile that it can occupy a corner in the living room, the master bedroom or even the hall.
The bathroom has gone from being decorated in the colors that are traditionally associated with this room, such as white, beige or blue and green tones, to not being afraid of innovation and risk: gray, black … and now the rose. The style of the tiles will give it a different character, more classic or romantic, as with the subway tile. Instead, for a modern and relaxed air, bet on square tiles, the trend of the moment. A contemporary solution is to tile up to a certain height, for example, above the mirror.