I am very glad to say that Pink is back on trend and not just to use in a little girl’s bedroom scheme. Pink is now front and foremost in contemporary style decorating for living, dining and bedrooms. The key is knowing how to use it and the other colours to partner it with. Remember there are no new ideas, just different ways to use them.
I really like to get my colour schemes from nature and fell in love with this photograph by Annie Spratt. The addition of the black background here for this beautiful photo adds a new dimension to the pink. The black really defines the edges and makes the colour pop. Black is a very useful tool for bringing sophistication to a scheme and it also ensures there is a contemporary edge to the palette which makes it really great to use for interior decorating.
Once I found this photograph I started to play with putting together a colour scheme for a project. This is the mood board I created which I think will translate really well into an interior scheme. You can also incorporate some beautiful greenery in the styling and use predominantly black and white with just an accent of pink.
I have found some really beautiful inspiration on the internet which I hope will persuade you that pink is a colour to look out for and to start taking seriously again.
Uplifting and happy, this room is grounded by the stunning pink rug but the look is tempered with crisp white walls and trim and black accents.
Pink, according to colour psychologists, is the most comforting of the colours in the spectrum. Pink is aggression inhibiting and lovers of this colour usually have money and a good education. A great colour therefore for a home office! Tempered here with black and white, the colour is pretty yet sophisticated.
Just an accent of pink in a contemporary monochromatic black and white colour scheme is enough to give the room a lift. The addition of pink here brings a touch of femininity – imagine taking this away and the look could be quite flat.
Again, here is a masculine style monochromatic black and white living room that has been brought alive by the injection of pink in the accessories and artwork. This doesn’t make it a feminine space, it just softens the look and makes it more inviting. There is no doubt here that the strong lines and tonal variation of the neutral scheme is the backbone of the look but the pink really does pull it together.
If you are in doubt about using pink in a scheme then you may want to consider using it as a block colour rather than as smaller accents. This does make a pink statement but it also makes a very contemporary one and prevents the look from being too fussy. Yes, it’s pink, but it is modern and stylish and I think looks fantastic with this black and white scheme. The feature wall of black and white framed artworks really is the star of the show and the dash of pink balances it all nicely.
I have a board dedicated to the colour pink on my Pinterest site and I would love to hear whether this is a colour that you would consider using in your interior decorating schemes.
If you love the colour pink, you may also like to read another article I have written about this beautiful colour:
Love pink but just want to use it as an accent in a predominantly white scheme? Then you might like to read my post about the 5 mistakes to avoid when selecting white. This will help you to find the right white palette to accompany pink.
And if you need more background information then I have this post too: