Pink and green should most definitely be seen together! I was never a massive pink fan (the colour, not the rock star), I never really wore it or had it in my home.
Green, however, has always been one of my favourite colours as it made me feel connected to nature and the outside world and wherever I have lived, I have always had at least one potted plant to break up the magnolia!
One of the first big (and brave seeing as my whole house was painted white) decisions I made when we started to redecorate was to paint my living room dark green.
I loved this colour so much, it began my love affair with colour.
After we started renovating our last home, pink started creeping in on a large scale.
First, it came in the guise of floral murals and I started picking out the colour from the flowers to decorate the rest of the room.
I slowly began to realise that pink pretty much went with anything, from navy blue to mustard and every room in my house now has a splash of pink in some form or other.
The Psychology of Colour
I recently went to The Little Book of Colour launch with Karen Haller and it made me think more about my love of colour and our connection with it.
At the event, I got speaking to a colour therapist and I told her that my favourite colours were pink and green.
She explained that my love of pink suggested that something had happened to me as a child that made me grow up overnight and I was yearning to be that little girl again.
She also said it was interesting that I liked green because this suggested I was constantly looking for security, whether that be in relationships, money or home, which stems from what happened when I was young and she was absolutely right.
It made me look at colour differently, how we use it in the home and why we’re drawn to different shades.
That 5-minute conversation had a big effect on me and made me realise why I love the green and pink combination so much.
According to Karen Haller, pink has positive effects of maternal love, nurture and compassion whereas green can be restorative and create feelings of harmony, peace and reassurance.
You can see why they are the perfect pairing!
How Can We Use Pink and Green in the Home?
I think the two colours are so versatile, you can use them in any room in your house and are an easy way to add colour to your home.
Pink has traditionally been thought of as the perfect colour for the bedroom whereas green has been mainly confined to dining spaces, conservatories and living rooms.
But, by pairing these two colours together you can use them everywhere!
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From Olive Green and Blush to Emerald and Dusty Pink, there are plenty of shades to choose from but it’s important to get the right mix.
My favourite sofa from sofa.com looks even better with pink accents!
Green and Pink Décor in the Bedroom
Huge floral murals always look fantastic in a bedroom behind a bed, keep the headboard to a minimum and go extravagant.
With such a statement piece in a room, keep the bedding simple with a plain dye duvet and pillows in a colour matching the mural and a throw in contrasting shades.
If a large wall mural is not your thing, keep the wall plain with an Emerald or Dark Green shade and add lots of prints in pink and green to provide a wonderful contrast.
Pink and green for the living room
I would say one of the most coveted things I see on Instagram is a green velvet sofa and that’s no surprise!
This colour is perfect for the living room as it is so versatile and can be matched with so many different shades making the décor decision uniquely you.
Keep the décor around the sofa natural so the sofa takes centre stage, but add pink cushions and throws.
If you can’t decide whether to get a pink or green sofa, go for both to make a really bold statement in the living room.
You can mix and match cushions on the sofas to make the colour scheme more cohesive and bring in gold and wood furniture to pull the whole room together.
If you don’t want to invest in new cushions, sofas or furnishings, how about adding decor to your walls?
You could create a full feature wall with pink and green wallpaper, or just add wall stickers to your living room with pink peonies or nature-inspired decals.
Pink and Green with Envy in the Kitchen
One of the biggest trends in the kitchen this year is a green fitted kitchen but how to decorate around it?
By leaving the walls white, it can become a bit sterile, so painting your walls a very soft pink can provide a little bit of warmth in the room without it becoming overbearing.
If you feel that painting the kitchen pink could be a bit too much (the kitchen can often be the biggest room in the house), there are plenty of ways to add pink without committing to paint.
Feature walls are not just for the bedroom or living room, you could create one in the kitchen too with a pink chimney breast or paint above the backsplash which naturally draws your eyes upwards.
Compliment it with open shelving or lighting to give it a luxurious look.
Pink subway tiles can provide a wonderful contrast to your kitchen cabinets. Lay them in a herringbone-style pattern to give them a contemporary twist.
If you have gone for green cabinets, another great way to add pink to the room without painting the walls is by introducing it in the soft furnishings.
Rugs, tea towels, curtains and cushions and a quick way to update your kitchen without costing too much.
Finally, my favourite subject, wallpaper!
Again, wallpaper is not just for the bedroom or living room. You can add a real wow factor to any kitchen by wallpapering behind open shelving or any blank wall in the kitchen.
Choose a wallpaper with pink and green shades and then colour-match these shades to introduce to the rest of your kitchen. You could paint your kitchen units a wonderful sage green or add green tiles.
If you don’t fancy wallpapering, look at adding pattern and colour to your backsplash.
Pink and Green Décor in the Bathroom
More homeowners are looking at becoming adventurous in the bathroom these days and I don’t mean by throwing fruit in the bath, sharing the bath with a partner or locking the door so the kids can’t get in and enjoying a glass or three of wine.
Bathrooms are now a place of exciting renovations, fabulous patterns and colourful tiles and more people are turning their back on traditional bathroom suites and monochrome designs.
One of my favourite ways to add pink and green in the bathroom is to use pink tiles with lots of plants, green towels and bath mats.
Wallpapers have also seen an increase in popularity in the bathroom recently and this is a fabulous and easy way to update a tired or lacklustre bathroom.
Find a pink and green floral wallpaper and match a colour to paint your bathtub! A bathroom worthy of a long and peaceful soak!
It is really easy to add a pink and green colour combination to your home.
If your other half is not keen on pink interiors (as I see with so many messages I get about the colour), try using variations of pink like salmon or a very muted baby pink. They might not even notice that you’ve introduced pink into your home! 🙂
Some subtle ways to add pink to your home –
- Add pink grout to your white metro tiles with pops of green in kitchenware and canisters
- Flowers! Possibly the easiest and most inconspicuous way to add pink and green to your home is to have flowers dotted about the house. Some of my favourite pink flowers include peonies, roses, begonias, tulips, hydrangeas and ranunculus. You can go real or faux, although going faux ensures you have pops of pink and green in your house all year round.
- Add artwork. You can subtly add pink and green interiors into your home by introducing it with art. Keep the rest of the room neutral and add an oversized print above your sofa or bed. Or create a gallery wall out of pink and green. Once the artwork is in place, you can pick out colours from your artwork and slowly add them to your soft furnishings and furniture.
I hope you’ve taken a little inspiration away from this green and pink interior lovefest!
I can only see more of my rooms in the house going this way as I love how it brings a botanical and natural feel to my home.
Great article. Off to buy some Miami pink accessories NOW! Have lots of green and going to have a play, so thank you for the inspiration – love, Suzie x
Thanks for commenting Suzie! I love Miami pink, I’ve always loved that tropical vibe! The next arm chair I get will definitely be in that colour. Mel x
Loved your article and I’m looking for that sofa now! Can I ask where that lovely coffee table
Do you mean the one in my living room? It’s from La Redoute UK. 🙂
This is such a great post! I’m a bog lover of green. I have one on how to decorate with sage green if you want to take a look!
Green is my absolute favourite colour to use in decor, there are so many fab shades and they actually make me happy! Great blog post on sage green, another one of my favourites!
I love these shades! These are looking really lively and cheerful
You can’t go wrong with pink and green! 🙂
Love your ideas. What do you think of VERDIGRIS GREEN walls from F&B with hot pink accessories and tan leather sofa ?
I think yes!! Go for it. Pink and green are the dream combination and the verdigris and hot pink would look superb together because they are both bright (almost neon) colours. With such bright colours, it would be very difficult to find a sofa that would fit with this scheme so tan would work wonderfully. The only other way you would be able to compliment a sofa with those colours is going for a pink or green sofa in different shades. But this might prove too much.
We all want to make our house beautiful and yes it’s hard, it’s not like changing clothes. People must choose the most suitable paint colour and furniture must look good and match the paint colour. Nice work, your article will help many people to achieve their dream home.
Love this! I am looking at decorating my loft room turned office. There is an old green carpet in there and I’ve been struggling to think what colour would go but have decided on a kind of dusky pink perhaps. Any suggested favorite pink paint colours I should be looking out for?!
Oh gosh, too many to recommend but some of my favourites have to be –
Hellebore – Little Greene
Heart Wood or Pink Sandstone – Dulux
Sulking Room Pink or Cinder Rose – Farrow & Ball
Steel or metal accents on home fixtures really does elevate your interior to another level! thank you for sharing these ideas with us
Love this combination and you have inspired me to take the plunge! I I am redoing my home office and I’m thinking a hunter green accent wall for my backdrop on zoom and would like a pale pink wall on the other three walls… any suggestion on what pink would go with a hunter green? And I’m thinking Benjamin Moore’s hunter green but if you have another recommendation I’d be happy to hear it! Thank you so much:-)) cathy
That green is an amazing colour! I think that’s it’s such an impactful colour, it would be best to go for a softer pink. Like Farrow & Ball Calamine or Benjamin Moore First Light (which was their colour of the year in 2020!)
I am loving these colour combinations. May I please ask where the pink/copper leaf wallpaper is from?
Hi Suzanne, it’s beautiful isn’t it? It’s by Anna Glover – https://www.annaglover.co.uk/garden-of-serica