Pink: it’s the first color that springs to mind when deciding what to paint a young girl’s room, but it’s so much more than that. The hue is making a comeback as of late, with dusky tones and shades of blush leading the way. In our January 2017 Trends issue, pink was in the spotlight, and we chose Pink Quartz by Behr as one of our Top 10 Paint Colors Of 2017 . While the hue does add a feminine touch, these rooms prove pink can be incredibly versatile. Browse through our gallery and see what we mean!
In editor-in-chief Beth Hitchcock’s formal dining area, the delicate pink ceiling — Farrow & Ball’s Calamine — softens the look of the room and provides a subtle contrast against crisp white walls.
Colette van den Thillart added quirk to her Barbados beach house by painting her kitchen ceiling in pink and white stripes. Matching pillows in the living room create a cohesive thread between the rooms, while mirrored walls amplify light and keep the space bright and breezy.
In the living room of Colette’s Barbados home, a coral-colored sofa invigorates the otherwise neutral palette. Wicker accents and a jute rug temper the space and keep it from veering too feminine.
Feminine and romantic, this luxurious bathroom — painted in Sico’s Chagall’s Lovers — has a Parisian feel thanks to its soft pastel palette, ornate panelled moldings and elegant carved fireplace.
In design editor Sally Armstrong’s dining room, a deep raspberry cabinet serves as a bar and adds a hit of color in the predominantly white space. Large black pendant lights and dark bentwood chairs lend the room a cafe vibe.
In this formal dining room by designer Tommy Smythe, striped flamingo-pink chairs riff off the wallpaper and inject a fun burst of color into an otherwise neutral space. Their sophisticated, timeless shape ensures that the look reads as elegant and not tawdry.
Design editor Stacey Smithers used dramatic ombre wallpaper with a hand-painted quality to add visual interest to a plain wall. Vintage gold accessories bring integrity to the look.
In this chic dining room by designer Katherine Newman, pale pink drapes are almost ethereal when flooded with sunlight. Blush glassware and vases filled with cherry blossoms mirror the delicate quality of the drapes thanks to their soft color.
Bubblegum pink sofas, shagreen side tables and a polka-dot rug seamlessly meld color and pattern in this spirited family room by designer Katherine Newman. Arranging the furniture in a symmetrical design helps to keep the eclectic space balanced.
Abstract strokes of fuchsia and watermelon in the painting invigorate this bedroom nook. A floral-pattered pillow on the window seat is a warm tie in.
A blazing hot pink vase is a striking addition to this dining table. When tempered with rose-tinted glassware and formal place settings, the bold statement piece feels suited to the space.
In a wider shot of the formal dining room, a Moroccan-inspired flatweave rug adds a graphic punch underfoot.
Painted pink canvases are used in place of a traditional headboard in this bedroom. Leaning casually against the wall, the canvases add intrigue and color to the minimalist space.
In this sophisticated work area, a blush pink flowerpot is a sweet complement to the lavender desk. Dashed stripes in the drapery are a subtle tie in.
In this tranquil, French-inspired bedroom, interior designer Scott Yetman called nature to mind with soft green and pink hues found in the framed botanicals, and accentuated the palette with a fresh bouquet of flowers and a pale rose Hermès throw.
In this mod open-concept living area by designer Eric McClelland, juicy strawberry pink paint around the sliding doors adds a welcome punch of color and plays up the abundance of lush greenery outside.
In this minimalist foyer, a repurposed kitchen cabinet — painted in Sherwin Williams’ Rosedust
— adds feminine charm and makes a bold statement in an otherwise grey space. A rose pink rug adds color underfoot.
Patterned hot pink linens and a matching pouf energize this young girl’s bedroom. When coupled with a lively tangerine rug, the palette gets even more juicy.
In designer James Davies’ home office, a whimsical honeycomb-patterned rug makes a bold statement and warms the cool blue and green palette.
In her own living room, designer Silvana D’Addazio used pink sparingly. Found only on the armchair cushions, this delicate ballerina-colored linen was chosen for the “beautiful texture and casual style” it brought to the space.
The rich, vivid colors in this Turkish rug pop when paired with a sapphire blue sofa. A single pink throw pillow ties in the rug’s coral color.
A staircase delineates the living and dining areas in this heritage Vancouver home, but similar shades of pink on the rugs introduce a cohesive element.
In this same home on the other side of the staircase, the saturated pinks and purples of the rug are echoed by the seat cushions and fill the room with color. A corner fireplace painted out in white provides stunning architectural detail without overwhelming the space.