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 colour can provide the perfect backdrop to a colourful bedroom or when using neutral colours.
Personally, I love the softer pinks for a bedroom as they create a beautifully calming interior anyone would want to sleep in.
Is pink a good colour for a 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 colour is by creating a pink bedroom. Start with soft, almost neutral pinks and in time you can start introducing more vibrant shades of pink.
Pink Bedroom Ideas for Adults
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 favourites.
1. Pink 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 colour backdrop to 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 which you can mix with stronger colours like royal blue and deep burgundies.
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.
Neutral pink paint that gives off just the slightest blush of colour 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 colours in curtains and soft furnishings.
What colour 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 centre stage, keep the rest of the room neutral with off-white bedding, jute rugs and wooden furniture.
2. Pink Two Colour Combination for Walls
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 colours can help add depth to a room but is not too overtly fussy.
You could look at painting a matching pink two-colour combination for bedroom walls or combine off-whites, greens or a deep red with your favourite pink.
For a really daring look, carry the top colour over your ceiling which helps to cocoon the room making it feel warm and cosy.
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 centre 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
Green is my favourite colour 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 colour 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.
5. Pairing pink with blue
Another fabulous colour to use when creating a pink bedroom is blue. Pink is such a versatile colour; it goes with many shades on the colour 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.
One of my favourite colour 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 cosier and inviting.
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.
6. Pink in wallpaper
I love using wallpaper in the bedroom.
It is a great place to experiment with patterns and colour and can set the colour scheme for the room.
If your wallpaper is mainly pink, pick out other colours 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 colour of the headboard.
Using floral wallpaper in the bedroom will often incorporate other colours, so pink doesn’t have to steal the show!
7. Pink in a Gallery Wall
Art is the best way to express your favourite colours 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.
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 favourite pink prints can make a bespoke corner just for you!
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 colour to your bedroom.
Wardrobes and a chest of drawers are other areas you can create a pink bedroom without it becoming the dominant colour.
We recently updated our wardrobes by putting on new doors to make them look more modern, adding botanical wallpaper and painting them pink.
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!
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 colour match the bedding.
10. Pink Ceilings
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 colour for the ceiling and colour block for an interesting contrast.
Pink doesn’t have to be overwhelming in the bedroom.
If you choose the right shade and combine it with a contrasting colour, it could be just what your bedroom needs!
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