From candy to coral and soft blush to salmon, pink is an extremely versatile shade that’s especially flattering in bedrooms. ‘Pinks are great for adding a touch of personality to your room’ explains Judy Smith, a Colour Consultant with Crown. So, whether you’re looking to create a playful, boho haven or a sun-soaked Santa Fe look, pink might just be the shade you’ve been looking for. If you’re interested in the idea of pink décor but keen to steer clear of sugary-sweet, blush pink is a subtle, sophisticated shade that has gained great popularity for its warming but subtle effect in a room. Thanks to its neutral tone, blush pink works particularly well in contemporary homes, but it also looks effective when styled with natural accents, like dried grasses and rattan furniture. 'It’s an idyllic shade for matching to existing furniture and soft furnishings, but it also provides the perfect backdrop to a room.
If you’re looking to try out this combination, however, colour expert Judy says you don’t have to stick to blush shades to create a warm, welcoming feel. Metallic finishes – think copper and steel - will bring a pink and grey room to life, and don’t forget to add pops of greenery with plenty of houseplants. No matter what shade or intensity you opt for, a pink feature wall will having a warming effect on your décor scheme, so it’s a perfect option if you’re aiming to make your bedroom feel more cosy and inviting.
To get a more cosy feel, take inspiration from the cottagecore trend and layer in floral bedding, throws and lots of rustic accessories.
Or if you're after a more modern vibe, style your feature wall up with crisp white bed linen and minimalistic accessories with strong silhouettes. If you love darker and richer tones and want to enhance the rich shades of plum, damson and crimson check out our burgundy red home decor ideas.
If you prefer your bedroom décor to be bold, you can always use a stronger pink tone as an accent colour and go wild with pattern and texture. If you want to incorporate pink into your bedroom scheme without the need for paint and wallpaper, you can’t go wrong with some statement wall decor. If a relaxed, boho-inspired bedroom is what you’re after, opt for soft, textured wall décor – think tapestries and macramé hangings – with pink motifs and material woven through them. Pink gallery walls are also a great way to add a dose of interest to a neutral room.
To create a soft, feminine gallery wall, for example, choose a group of nature-inspired prints that all have the same shade of pink somewhere in their design. If you’re after a punchy, modern gallery wall, on the other hand, choose abstract, graphic and typography prints in different shades of pink.
If you’re looking to add some interest to a traditional pink décor scheme, grey certainly isn’t your only option. If your ideal bedroom has a soft, romantic feel to it, be sure to choose tones from the lighter side of the spectrum and team them with plenty of light fabrics and florals. If it’s drama you’re after, try matching dusky berry tones with a deep forest or moss green.
This combination works particularly well in period properties with high ceilings or homes with an autumnal colour palette - to bring the space to life, add in a splash of mustard yellow or burnt rust.