Pink has been having its moment this year in the worlds of fashion and home decor. When most people think of the color pink, their minds go to ultra-feminine spaces or their childhoods. However, pink is an amazingly versatile color that can elevate your home’s aesthetic when used intentionally. We saw great use of pink in Home & Texture’s House Tours episode featuring creative director Marissa Calhoun’s stunning 1920s Spanish-style Inglewood home.
In the episode, she shares, “When I first saw the house, the whole house was a bubblegum pink, and I knew that I wanted to keep elements of that in the house, even as I evolved the design aesthetic for outside.” Calhoun certainly did that by using pink as an accent color throughout her home, which can be seen in her ultra-chic kitchen.
Using pink as an accent color in your home’s design is an excellent way to complement and bring life to neutral or monochrome spaces.
Here’s how you can infuse your abode with a dash of pink.
The color pink is commonly associated with femininity and romance. However, the various shades, from blush pink to vibrant magenta, can evoke a range of moods. Soft pinks are great for curating a calming environment, while bolder shades exude glamour and vitality.
Choosing the Right Shade of Pink
If you’re looking to enhance your space subtly, muted pink hues like rose or blush are perfect for blending with whites, beiges, and greys. Muted pinks are great shades for cushions or throws.
For more of a statement, consider hot pink or fuchsia. These hues work well with darker color palettes and can add a dramatic contrast.
Placement Is Everything
Use pink as an accent color through rugs, curtains, and throw pillows.
A thoughtfully chosen piece of art with a pink color palette can result in a striking focal point in a bedroom or living room.
Transform a room with a piece of pink furniture like an armchair or a side table.
Harmony With Other Colors
Soft pinks are a great way to add warmth to a monochrome palette of grays and whites.
Pair pink with deep greens or blues for an electric contrast. This is great for making a statement.
Tips for Adding Pink as an Accent Color
Before committing, test out swatches and see how hues look in different lighting conditions.
When using pink as an accent color, it’s essential to maintain a balanced look. An overload of pink can make your space feel overwhelming rather than chic.
Check out how Marissa Calhoun perfectly executes pink as an accent color in episode two of Home & Texture’s House Tours.
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