2019 and 2020 will see a continuation of pink and so I thought it only right to round-up a few of my favourite perfectly pink interiors. Anyone that knows me and my style will know that I am not a ‘pink’ person. That’s not to say I don’t like pink, far from it, I just prefer it in small doses and in a dusky not sugary tone.
A loose rule of thumb when pulling a colour scheme together is the 60,30,10 rule. This means, 60% for the main colour, 30% for the second and 10% for the highlight or accent colour. This is the formula that Woodchip and Magnolia have used for their print below and it’s a great guide if you are a novice designer. Look out for this formula the next time you are flicking through an interiors magazine.
Inspired by the Orient, Cranes is an eccentric, whimsical interpretation of traditional Japanese bird prints, perched in imaginary Bonsai style branches. It’s been created by the wonderful Woodchip and Magnolia, an exciting British wallpaper and textile company, headed by Nina Marika Tarnowski, a self-confessed wallpaper, pattern and colour addict. There is so much I love about this design, even though it’s really busy it doesn’t feel overwhelming as the colours have been kept to a minimum by using multiple shades of pink, a clever print technique as it allows you to take in the design.
This dining room has a more Scandinavian feel with cream as the dominant colour, pink secondary and purple used to highlight. Pretty floral touches are added throughout with the art, chinaware and fresh flowers. The result is an elegant and contemporary scheme that can be easily updated over time due to the neutral floors and walls.
Buying a sofa is a big commitment of cost and style and so it’s important to invest wisely. I would strongly advise visiting the store to test the sofa for comfort and to see the fabric in the flesh. Colours can look very different on a computer screen versus real life. If it’s an online only store, order several colour swatches in case the first choice isn’t right. Always choose a colour because it resonates with you and not because it’s on trend. This Harriet sofa by ‘Living it Up’ looks great in pink velvet as the button back detailing is highlighted by the reflective shine of the material giving it a ‘lux’ look.
Colour is without doubt one of the most powerful aspects of any room and I can understand why. For a room as important as the bedroom, it’s essential to get the right balance. Pink if often associated with joy and love and so it’s the ideal choice for the bedroom. My advice would be to team it with a neutral or cooler colour such as white or grey to avoid it feeling too sickly. The 60, 30, 10 rule works well when choosing bedding; for a pink scheme I would suggest, 60% pink with the duvet and pillows (2), 30% white for the flat sheet and pillows(2) and 10% for a grey throw.
One material that looks great teamed with pink is brass, just look how beautiful this dressing table is against the pink wall. Two people I can think of that ‘do’ pink brilliantly is Pink House and Swoonworthy – go check them out if you need some inspiration.