Loving pink wall paint as an adult is like loving Hello Kitty — you spend your life defending your crush, even though you secretly know everyone else is misguided. Pink lovers here is your online support group: 11 pink rooms that show how right you are.
This room is absolutely gorgeous. But it shouldn’t work. The Pepto pink on the walls, yellow record player, mid-century side chair in a shade of pink, and the shag rug, when viewed independently don’t go together. But it’s the combo of sunset colors — rich pink (try Winter Wedding), scarlet, orange and yellow — that make it really sing.
This pink bathroom embodies vintage. The minimal light fixture and patterned rug give this bathroom a modern flare. If you love this room design, try painting your walls with one of our favorite pinks, Bonfire.
The softest pink hue (go for Lauren’s Lace) on this accent wall brings the whole room to life. Whether in the sun or shade, a subtle pink adds a touch of warmth and whimsy to a room.
Pink and gray create a backdrop for a rustic-modern nook. To keep pink from being perceived as immature, add wood accents like this wicker pendant and wooden chair. If you’re a fan of color blocking, Sweet Truffle and Delicate White (with its gray undertones) would be a good choice.
Mauve is an elegant twist on the color pink. Pair the purple undertones of Pink Flambe with streamlined Transitional furniture, a blend of metallics and black-and-white accents, and you have a recipe for a welcoming yet sophisticated gathering space.
Greige is a great accent to pink, giving it an edge without being extreme like dark gray or black. Use the pink’s inherent softness by partnering it with modern, clean-lined furniture and art, and paint your walls Pale Taupe. This color scheme works well in a minimalist room because the colors provide the drama.
In another take on the rustic-modern bedroom, a primitive bed provides a masculine balance to the pink walls. When going for this look, use simple, masculine lines in the bed, bedside tables, lamps, and frames. Then soften it with the paint color (Malted Milk, for example), the pillow, flowers, and art.
If you like your pink unapologetically feminine, we won’t judge. A rich range of pinks, from the pale pink comforter to the rosy pillows, to the strawberry walls (try Kangaroo Paw), makes a kid’s room feel like a grown-up’s retreat.
The last few seasons have moved dark, dramatic paint colors to the forefront of design. Choose darker base colors and add shots of pink to your decor.
Let’s not leave out kitchens in the pink treatment. If you love the color and want only a touch of it, look for a pink refrigerator (Smeg makes a classic one).
But if you want to commit fully to the hue, paint the entire room pink — cabinets, walls, and ceiling, too. (A pink with brown undertones, like Rose Petal, will keep the color muted and warm.) White countertops, gray cabinets, and a gray-and-white floor, paired with a subtle pink wall color make this kitchen feel European and modern.
This living room got a dose of softness with pink paint colors on its walls.