Pink isn’t just for little girls. Although it’s normally associated with children’s nurseries in the interiors world, it can also be calm, composed and chic in a grown-up way too. One wonderful thing about pink is that it actually has the ability to boost our mood. It’s warm, positive tones radiate passion, fun and energy. Not to mention romance. Best of all, adding a little pink into our interiors has never been easier. So, whether you’re looking to completely transform your home into a pink paradise (actually, don’t do that) or if you’re just looking to add a little hint of pink décor that the other half can live with…
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‘Ranunculus II‘ by Nic Miller Ceramic Tile Mural from the Nic Miller Collection
A shade of pink with tones of grey is definitely a more adult way of adding this colour to an interior. The muddy pink walls are soft and do not detract attention away from the beautiful wall tiles. While the matt grey paintwork brings the whole scheme down another notch or two. The end result is warm, understated, and definitely grown-up.
‘Manon Balletti‘ by Jean-Marc Nattier Art Print from The National Gallery Collection
The merest hint of pink is also a good way of incorporating this hue without going overboard. Paired with soft textures, blonde wood, and a magnificent piece of oversized artwork (containing pink of course) this room is feminine but elegant, calming, and very Parisienne.
‘Plate 407‘ by John Reeves Wallpaper Mural from the Natural History Museum Collection
Murals can be a good way of incorporating pattern and colour into a room in a more subtle way. The lack of repeat can make them easier on the eye and give them more of an appearance of a painting. These beautiful branches laden with spring blossom add just the right amount of pink to this bathroom, framing the mirror and adding an edge of sophistication.
‘Roseate Spoonbill, Ajama Ajaja’ by J J Audubon Art Print from the Natural History Museum Collection
Adding just a splash of pink in art or in other accessories is also a good way of satisfying that desire for pinkness without transforming your home into a pink paradise. It’s still there, but you won’t ever get tired of it.
All images are courtesy of Surface View.