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.
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. 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.
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. Don’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.
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! For a bit of fun experiment with palm prints, another current interior trend. Also, 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. 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. 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.
Accessorise with pink prints
Nervous 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. Start 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.
No need to ditch grey
Work pink tones in with your existing grey interior effortlessly! 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. 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.
It goes without saying that blush will blend beautifully with grey, it’s delicate and pretty yet still smart and sophisticated.
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