Bryce Dallas Howard's kitchen is a grown-up homage to the most popular color of 2023

This pretty hue packs a punch when it comes to creating a sophisticated scheme with a hint of elegant romance

Bryce Dallas Howard
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At first blush, this season's pink palette might seem somewhat cliched. But look again. Pink has grown up, trading its sugary-sweet reputation for a more muted, sophisticated and earthy look. Soft blush shades are blossoming in the home, both of their versatility and soothing design qualities. From hints of rose to on-trend setting plaster, it is a flattering choice for any room.

When we first spotted American actress and director, Bryce Dallas Howard's kitchen, we were drawn to the quiet sophistication of the gentle pink hue. 

Pink is the new decorating neutral – it has the ability to deliver warmth and interest without overwhelming a space. But choosing the right shade can be a thorny task when you're faced with everything from soft rose pinks to peachy tones. The key is to pick a serene hue. 

The renaissance of this color is not surprising, and we are seeing pink kitchen ideas crop up more and more this year, especially since the release of the Barbie movie.

Pink is often seen as a bit frivolous, says deVOL’s creative director, Helen Parker. However, diving straight into the deep end is the best way to embrace this kitchen color trend.

'Accent walls always seem to be "dipping your toe in" rather than being brave, there is no better way to decorate than to commit to a look rather than just giving it a cameo role,' she says. 'It is surprising how many people love pink and wear it, or buy a pillow in pink but having their kitchen cupboards or their walls in pink is not so common, it's often seen as girly and best avoided but in reality, it is far from that.’ 

Warm and joyful yet still light, soft pinks are a fabulous way to inject fun into everyday spaces like kitchens.

'There is an exciting duality to grown-up pink – it's soft and delicate, yet strong and composed, says Paula Taylor, color and trend specialist at Graham & Brown. The upshot is a calm, cocooning shade that's excellent for kitchens, where you want to craft a sense of fun but also retain a serene, sophisticated feel. 

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Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.