How to use the pink interior trend…

Cole and son flamingo scheme

One shade that is proving popular this season is pale pink. From nude to blush to a splash of raspberry, this colour can be used everywhere. Here is our how to guide to using the on-trend shade in your home.

  1. Painting with pale pink

    Paint all walls your favourite soft shade of pink for a scheme that has an effortlessly soothing effect. Painting with a soft, light hue as the dominant colour in a room will allow for a restful space that can easily be transformed to a whole new look, simply by adding strong colours through curtaining, upholstery and accessories. With that in mind, try Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground to achieve the perfect backdrop for bolder hues – why not team this paint with burgundy tones for a look that is timelessly chic. Farrow and Ball pink ground roomset When using Pink Ground or alike as the dominant colour, look at a darker accent colour for the skirting boards, window surrounds and other woodwork, darker hues such as Charleston Gray or Dove’s Tale will create a warm, inviting space. F&B pink ground

    Looking for a more mellow space? Consider painting a subtle nude shade as the neutral hue within the interior. From here you can create a scheme that oozes sophistication, either through furniture, accessories or surrounding wood work, just pair your paint with soft greys and off-whites. A great way to produce this look within your own space is with Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon. FARROW AND BALL DEAD SALMONDon’t forget that whether it be a stylish sofa or accent accessories, an injection of powder pink will animate this type of interior. Another way to use this trendy paint colour is to create a feature with a range of pink shades, transforming a space from dull to dreamy. If you really want to have some fun experiment with a linear paint treatment, or even a geometric feature. Little Greene’s Dorchester Pink range, available in four shades, is perfect for this look. LG DORCHESTER PINKPink geometric paint

  2. Go from girly to grown up

    Although it is known that pink often creates an idyllic young girls room, pink can also create a mature space. In order to create a grown up aesthetic, try using blush as an accent colour, this can work with either a neutral such as grey or if you are feeling brave try incorporating another trend – emerald green! Palm design with pink accentFor a bit of fun experiment with palm prints, another current interior trend. Palm print with pink accentAlso, why not have two accent colours? Go for a neutral interior but bring in tones of blush and emerald for a sophisticated look you will love! This will create a smart space with a splash of colour.Neutral with blush and emerald You could be really adventurous and go for a black and white interior – accents of blush and emerald will soften what could otherwise be a harsh look.  Black and white with emerald and pink To accentuate this type of look perfectly, look for brass and gold tones within other elements of the space.

    Another great way to prevent pink from looking too girly and young is to combine layers of various hues. A modern-meets-vintage look can be easily created by simply teaming this interior with mirror-like metallics. Think of raspberry, rose and seashell pink textiles for a grown-up scheme.

  3. Accessorise with pink printsCoach house rose dome

    Kirkby cushion pinkNervous about introducing colour in your home? Sometimes by using a print you can bring in a variety of colours without the overall look being too bold, so go ahead and add a few accessories in pink tones. Kirkby cushion pinkKirkby cushion pinkStart simple with just a few pieces, this technique is ideal if you often like to reinvent your interiors as you can swap them for new pieces as the seasons and trends change.   Kirkby cushion pink Coach house flamingo print Coach house orchidCoach house pink votive

  4. No need to ditch grey

    Work pink tones in with your existing grey interior effortlessly!Grey interior with pink ceiling A look currently taking the industry by storm is painted ceilings, so why not give it a go with using a soft pink with grey undertones.Interior with pink ceiling This will couple with grey walls and provide a welcome change from ordinary white. If you are feeling daring, go for a bright. bold pink to wow guests.

    Also consider your fabric choices, instead of various shades of grey, try a subtle pink shade, this a great alternative to redecorating the entire room.

Grey interior pink fabricGrey interior pink accessories

It goes without saying that blush will blend beautifully with grey, it’s delicate and pretty yet still smart and sophisticated.


All sourced images are hyperlinked. Cushion images sourced from Romo, available to buy in store. 

Do try this at home…

Loving our latest window displays but looking for a new way to create this look? Here are some schemes that will help you do so:

Oriental themed

These looks both embody an oriental vibe, however in completely different ways. Here we have put together some schemes inspired by our current window displays.  One showcases a busy, bright and beautiful wallpaper that will be the star attraction. Matched with fabric in an upbeat pink, and a textured semi sheer to keep the space light, this scheme is perfect to bring spring into any space. Bring in accessories using the vibrant range of colours in the wallpaper.

 

Secondly, this geometric design is a modern twist on traditional oriental patterns. The bold blue lends itself to blend beautifully with grey interior. The navy and white wallpaper is fresh and fashion-forward, so paired with sleek, smart accessories this makes a sophisticated, stylish scheme.

 

 

 

Children’s Space

This safari themed scheme is perfect for any kid’s area. The gold accessories are a nice touch to bring in some warmth and richness. Using soft pastel shades alongside crisp white creates a flawless balance. This look is fun without being too silly, it would fit in admirably with any contemporary interior.

 

This second scheme for a children’s space, has a more vibrant vibe. Stunning pops of colour bring this unusual wallpaper to life. Funky accessories make this scheme accessible for children of all ages. This scheme moves towards a warmer look, avoiding the typical grey colourways.

 

 

For further information on what we have used in these schemes, feel free to contact us, or pop in store to speak to our friendly staff.

Feature Fabrics

A big trend to hit interiors throughout 2018 is tropical print, and this spring we are set to see a rise in tropical themed interiors; from colourful cushions to humble house plants.  There are plenty of ways to commit to this trend, from a simple accessory swap to a total restyle.

A great way to inject the tropics into your interior is through the use of a statement fabric. The creative use of a feature fabric can prove to be less overpowering than of wallpaper, especially with a theme such as this. Perfect examples of this are Jab and Matthew Williamson fabrics! If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try Cole & Son’s famous ‘Palms’ wallpaper with matching fabrics coming soon!

Another trend to hit big this season is a pop of colour! Beautiful bright, bold colours are rapidly making their way into interiors. Fabric is the ideal way to invest in this trend. It’s ability to be used in small doses, such as for cushions, means its easy to create the look you desire.

If you are still looking for a feature fabric that will tie in with your existing scheme, Harlequin have a fantastic range of bold designs to brighten up any space!

If you’re stuck on how to decorate the walls to let your fabric shine, check out our previous post on how to use subtle textures on your walls.

2018 is also set to be the year of leather and velvet! Think leather upholstered headboards and quilted chairs to add a bit of glamour to the interior. These luxurious looking fabrics are becoming even more popular with velvet to be the fabric of choice for statement soft furnishings. Clarke & Clarke’s faux leather collection has a fabulous selection of colours from bright and bold to soft neutrals and metallics. If you are thinking that your dream velvet isn’t up to the test of family life, G P & J Baker’s stain repellent velvet collection is here to help! These velvets are not only ultra soft but are also not going to break the bank.

Pop in store to speak to our friendly staff and see the collections for yourself!