Pink Bedrooms: 10 Ideas to Use this Versatile and Pretty Colour

a pink bedroom with floral bedding

Pink interiors have seen a surge in popularity in the last decade with pink bedrooms becoming increasingly fashionable. No longer are they confined to little girls’ bedrooms, pink bedrooms are versatile, vibrant, or calming, depending on what shade you go for.

From Dusky Pink to Plaster Pinks like Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster, this color can provide the perfect backdrop to a colorful bedroom or when using neutral colors. Personally, I love the softer pinks for a bedroom as they create a beautifully calming interior anyone would want to sleep in. 

Pink Bedroom Ideas for Adults

blush pink walls with oversized rattan light fitting, neutral bed divan and burgundy bedding
Image Credit: My Scandinavian Home

Creating a pink bedroom is not all about painting the walls. You can go for different shades on the walls, like green, and use pink in bed headboards, soft furnishings, art, and rugs.

There are so many pink bedroom ideas for adults, here are a few of my favorites.

Is Pink a Good Color For a Bedroom?

a pink bedroom with small fireplace and cast iron bed
One of the most beautiful bedrooms on the ‘gram – Setting Plaster in @elle_the_home_bird master bedroom

I get many people messaging me saying they love pink, but often their partner is averse to using it in the home. If this is the case, the perfect place to start using this color is by creating a pink bedroom.

Start with soft, almost neutral pinks and in time you can start introducing more vibrant shades of pink.

1. Pink Bedroom Walls

When people think of pink bedrooms, they automatically think of the bright or baby pinks that adorn little girls’ bedrooms and clothes. If you’re looking for pink bedroom ideas for adults, there are innumerable pink shades to choose from that can be more neutral, calming, and the perfect color backdrop for your bedroom.

The most important thing to consider when choosing paint for a pink bedroom is the amount of natural light it receives and which direction it is facing.

North-facing rooms can be dark and cold, so go for paints with a hint of yellow in them to warm it up. South-facing rooms can be overwhelmingly bright, so choose a paint that has a cooler, neutral tone to it with hints of grey and blues. 

Muted rose tones like Farrow and Ball’s Sulking Room Pink are extremely popular in the bedroom. They can provide a dramatic backdrop that you can mix with stronger colors like royal blue and deep burgundies.

sulking room pink bedroom with abstract artwork and colourful bed linen
Color Palette for Sulking Room Pink. Image credit: Farrow and Ball

Plaster and salmon pinks are perfect for north-facing rooms. They help to warm up the space without making it too dark and moody.

Salmon pinks are wonderful for giving the room a soft glow and work with golds, greens, and blues. 

salmon pink walls with abstract art, green velvet headboard burgundy cushions on the bed
Lick Pink 04 – Described as a stronger shade of calamine with a hint of grey.

Neutral pink paint that gives off just the slightest blush of color is ideal for people who are a bit nervous about using pink in the bedroom but would like to slowly introduce it.

They are the perfect pink if you want to add patterned bedding or pops of brighter colors in curtains and soft furnishings.

pale pink walls in the eaves of a home with dormer windows and pink bedding
A calm and serene bedroom with Farrow & Ball Pink Ground. Image credit: samanthatodhunter.com

What Color Goes With Pink on a Bedroom Wall? 

  • If you want to create a pink bedroom by painting the walls, it’s all about what kind of design you want to implement. 
  • If you are looking for something bright and eclectic, use teal greens and mustard in bedding and soft furnishings. 
  • If you want the pink walls to take center stage, keep the rest of the room neutral with off-white bedding, jute rugs, and wooden furniture. 
salmon toned headboard in a bedroom with very high ceilings, chandelier and abstract artwork
The neutral pink plaster-toned walls look perfect with this Rivas Bed from Soho Home

What Color Bedding Goes With Pink Walls?

When it comes to bedding that complements pink walls, the goal is to create a harmonious and balanced bedroom ambiance. Here are some color suggestions for bedding that pairs well with pink walls:

  1. White or Cream: White or cream bedding can create a crisp, clean look that contrasts beautifully with pink walls, adding a fresh and airy feel to the room.
  2. Soft Grays: Soft, muted grays can offer a sophisticated balance to the sweetness of pink, providing a modern and tranquil vibe.
  3. Pale Blues: Pale or dusty blues can complement pink walls with a gentle contrast, evoking a serene and calming atmosphere reminiscent of a soft sky at dawn.
  4. Lavender or Lilac: Pairing pink walls with lavender or lilac bedding can produce a soft, feminine look, perfect for creating a peaceful and romantic bedroom setting.
  5. Darker Pinks: To create a monochromatic look, consider bedding in a darker shade of pink than the walls. This can add depth and interest to the room while maintaining a cohesive color theme.
  6. Navy or Dark Blue: Navy or dark blue bedding can offer a bold contrast to pink walls, adding a touch of elegance and depth to the space.
  7. Metallic Accents: Bedding with metallic accents, such as gold or silver, can add a touch of luxury and sophistication, complementing the warmth of pink walls.
  8. Earthy Tones: Bedding in earthy tones like taupe, beige, or soft terracotta can ground the room and balance the sweetness of pink, creating a cozy and inviting ambiance.

2. Pink Two Colour Combination for Walls

dark pink and light pink two tone pink combination on the bedroom walls with dark teal velvet headboard
Mixing two tones of the same pink adds height and depth to a bedroom. Image credit: gunterandco.com

Want to mix your pink walls up and add a bit of spice? If you are not keen on painting all your bedroom pink, how about going to a stylish two-tone wall?

This is a modern take on the old dado rail of period properties and can be fresh and contemporary.

Creating a divide along a wall and matching two colors can help add depth to a room but is not too overtly fussy. You could look at painting a matching pink two-color combination for bedroom walls or combine off-whites, greens, or a deep red with your favorite pink.

For a really daring look, carry the top color over your ceiling which helps to cocoon the room making it feel warm and cozy.

3. Pink Beds and Headboards

One of the best ways to create a pink bedroom is to purchase a pink bed. Velvet beds add a touch of luxury to any bedroom, choosing them in a pink shade adds a feminine touch without it being too overbearing.

Although velvet material seems to be the go-to for pink beds and headboards, you can also get them in brushed cotton or boucle. With the bed taking center stage in your pink bedroom, keep the décor around it neutral so the pink really stands out.

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4. Using Green in a Pink Bedroom

a pink bedroom with a green headboard, green rug and lots of plants

Green is my favorite color to go with pink, I use it often in my home. Pink helps warm up the naturally cool tones of green, whereas green can make pink feel more natural and connected to nature.

Pink and green sit opposite each other on the color wheel so are the perfect contrast to use in any room, and especially the bedroom. Keeping the tones calm and fresh like sage and blush pink can make a bedroom a cosy space to wake up to in the morning.

Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster, Pointing and Bancha are all used in the bedroom. Image credit: @camillearchitectures

5. Pairing Pink with Blue

dark royal blue with pink velvet ribbed headboad and dark blue, pink and green bedding
Image credit: Tesco

Another fabulous color to use when creating a pink bedroom is blue. Pink is such a versatile color; it goes with many shades on the color spectrum. Pink and blue work together as they help to complement one another.

Blue is a cool shade and can help tone down the warm tones of red that you so often find in pink.

a bedroom with dark blue walls and pink bedding
The perfect pairing of dark blue and blush pink. Image credit: Abigail Ahern

One of my favorite color combinations has to be dark navy blue and pink. The dark shades of blue are extremely dramatic. Using a soft blush pink helps soften the look, making the room feel cozier and inviting.

Blush pink walls with cast iron bed, dark blue and floral bedding and dark green cupboards in the bedroom
Blush pink walls with dark blue bedding. A beautiful pink bedroom Spitalfields Bedding – Cath Kidston

Another classic combination for the bedroom is soft pink and baby blue. These pastel colours work in harmony together creating a perfect room for relaxing in without being too overstimulating.  

huge plush cushioned bed, blush pink walls and blankets with baby blue painted doors, bed linen and lamp shades
Beautiful pastel tones of blush pink and baby blue. Image credit: Beddy-Byes Bed – Loaf

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6. Pink in Wallpaper

coral wallpaper with blue cranes and palms trees, pink panelling and blue velvet ribbed headboard in the bedroom
Pink wallpaper is perfect for a bedroom and can help set the color scheme for the room. Crane Fonda Coral wallpaper – Divine Savages

I love using wallpaper in the bedroom. It is a great place to experiment with patterns and color and can set the color scheme for the room.

If your wallpaper is mainly pink, pick out other colors from the pattern and use them in soft furnishings, your headboard, and furniture.   Floral and oversized wallpapers on bedroom walls are the perfect backdrop against a bed and can help complement the color of the headboard.

Using floral wallpaper in the bedroom will often incorporate other colors, so pink doesn’t have to steal the show!

dark pink and grey floral wallpaper with green walls, burgundy headboard, pink and green cushions and bed linen and burnt orange throw in the bedroom
This Ava Marika Moody Wallpaper by Woodchip and Magnolia helps to highlight the burgundy headboard. Colours are expertly picked out to use in the bed linen and soft furnishings
blush pink paint sample
You can complement this wallpaper with pink walls. Pink Cloud – Woodchip & Magnolia

7. Pink in a Gallery Wall

blush pink walls and a large gallery wall
Prints from Desenio

Art is the best way to express your favorite colors if you don’t want to go to the trouble of redecorating a room. You can use pink in posters and create a gallery wall above your bed or keep your room neutral and scatter pink-inspired artwork throughout your pink bedroom.

pink and white walls with artwork and mustard and pink bed linen in the bedroom
I love how Kimberly has used pink and mustard in her bedroom and reflected that in her artwork. Image credit: www.swoonworthy.co.uk

Art is a great way to highlight a corner of a room, sectioning it off and creating its own little space.  Create a little dressing area with pink accessories and all your favorite pink prints can make a bespoke corner just for you!

white walls and pink bedding with gallery wall around the dressing table
I love how the artwork sections off the dressing area, turning into a little Emily in Paris scene! Image credit: Poster Store

8. Pink Furniture

We’ve covered beds, how about the rest of the bedroom furniture? Bedside tables are the best place to start and provide a little pop of color to your bedroom. 

Wardrobes and a chest of drawers are other areas you can create a pink bedroom without it becoming the dominant color. We recently updated our wardrobes by putting on new doors to make them look more modern, adding botanical wallpaper, and painting them pink.

pink panelled wardrobes with botanical wallpaper in the bedroom
Painting our wardrobes pink and adding wallpaper instantly updated them and made them a feature in our bedroom

Finally, if you want to add a pop of pink to your bedroom, why not invest in a pink dressing table and matching stool?

9. Pink Bedding and Soft Furnishings

Probably the best way to create a pink bedroom without spending too much money is pink bedding and soft furnishings.  There is so much to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

bed on pallets with plaster pink walls and blush pink bedding
The perfect blush pink bedroom. Brushed Pink bedding set – Roomlife

Pink bedding pretty much goes with anything. Keep your room neutral and make your bedding the star of the show, or go for bright wallpaper and paint and color match the bedding.

Soft grey walls with vintage artwork, pink, blue and striped green bedding in the bedroom
Mix and match bedding colors to make your bed center stage! Salt Pink Seersucker Cotton Bedtime Bundle – Piglet in Bed

10. Pink Ceilings

salmon pink ceiling, pink furniture, pink bed and mustard bedding in the bedroom
A bright salmon pink in the bedroom. Image credit: @threeboysandapinkbath

And finally…

Have you ever thought about painting your ceiling pink? If you love pink as much as me, it would be quite nice to lie in bed and look at a pink ceiling.

If you have a dado rail in the bedroom, use this as a natural barrier to paint pink upwards and cover your whole ceiling. If not, use a different color for the ceiling and color block for an interesting contrast.

blush pink ceiling and white walls with an IKEA day bed in a small bedroom
I love the contrast of the white and dark blush pink in this small bedroom. It makes the room feel bigger! Image credit: @myinteriortales

Pink doesn’t have to be overwhelming in the bedroom. If you choose the right shade and combine it with a contrasting color, it could be just what your bedroom needs!

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What color walls go with pink bedding?

Choosing wall colors to complement pink bedding involves finding hues that either harmonize with the softness of pink or provide a striking contrast to make the bedding stand out.

By just reversing the initial question about finding the right bedding for pink walls, you can find the right color for your walls, such as; soft whites or cream, pale grays, sage green, navy, or deep blue.

How do you style a bright pink bedroom?

Incorporate neutral colors like white, cream, gray, or black through furniture, bedding, curtains, and rugs to balance the brightness of the pink and prevent it from overwhelming the space.

How do I choose the right shade of pink for my bedroom?

Consider the room’s natural light and your personal preference. Soft, muted pinks create a tranquil space, while brighter pinks add vibrancy. Test paint samples on the wall to see how the color changes throughout the day.

Can pink walls work in a small bedroom?

A: Yes, lighter shades of pink can make a small bedroom feel brighter and more spacious. Use reflective surfaces and declutter to maximize the sense of space.

How can I balance feminine and masculine elements in a pink bedroom?

Combine pink with neutral or dark colors, and mix soft textures with more rugged materials like metal or wood. Incorporate clean, simple lines in furniture and decor to appeal to both aesthetics.

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