Best Paint Colors

January 13, 2009

Decorating With Pink

How to add pink paint, accessories and furniture to kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Not all wall colours will make you feel like you’re living in a little girl’s room. For a pretty, whimsical look, Benjamin Moore’s Wild Pink (2080-40) is a vivid shade of pale pink. Walls this colour can easily be balanced out with others like pale green or chartreuse. Pair it with bright white for a modern feel or creamy ivory for a more traditional look.

Pair a bright, saturated pink, like Sherwin-Williams’ Exuberant Pink (6840) with a deep chocolate brown like Benjamin Moore’s Mocha Brown (2107-20) for a hip, contemporary statement. Add geometric patterns and white accents for a true modernist touch.

Other top pink paints include Calamine by Farrow & Ball for a soft, subtle look, and Benjamin Moore’s Lilac Pink (2074-40) for a modern look with an exotic twist.

If you prefer a neutral wall, then simply punctuate a space with pink, adding cool finds like Umbra’s Oh chair in pink. Soft accessories like pillows and throws are easily changeable and can add instant punch to a room. Here are some tips for adding pink around the house:

Living Room

Drape a pink throw over a sofa or add floor pillows in hot pink silk or velvet damask. Don’t forget fresh flowers: pink roses or lilies add instant colour and fragrance.


Warm up your bed linens with pillow shams or a blanket in pink cotton or cashmere; pair with a white duvet cover for a modern, sophisticated look.


To add a dose of pretty to your bathroom, buy white hand towels edged in pink or simply add a few solid pink towels to your white collection. Try placing a fuchsia pink bathmat in an all-white bathroom for a modern edge.

Dining Room

For an updated look, layer hot pink placemats over a crisp, white tablecloth or add vibrant pink flowers to the table for a jolt of fresh style. For a sweet and cheerful table, pick up a few pieces of china in pretty pink patterns and combine them with white, grey or black dinnerware.


To help out a great cause, pick up KitchenAid’s limited edition line of small appliances in pink including a stand mixer, food processor and blender. A portion of each appliance sold is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as part of KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure campaign.