Reese Witherspoon's living room furniture color invokes an emerging luxury trend

One of the most popular colors of 2024 makes a splash in the actress's living room – and it's a look that's simultaneously trending and timeless

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If 2023 was the year of the girl, then 2024 is the year of the lady. While last year's 'Barbiecore' trend showed us new ways to use hot pink in our homes and wardrobes in new ways, 2024 is introducing a softer, more mature take on red's lighter cousin. An excellent example can be found in Reese Witherspoon's home.

The Hello Sunshine Collective founder's living room is anchored by a light pink velvet armchair, where she enjoys reading. The velvet material reflects light against her sky-blue walls. Light-colored hardwood floors and a jute rug add a natural, grounded energy to Witherspoon's pink living room idea.

Not only does the chair perfectly fit in with the actress's living room color scheme, but it taps into a huge trend for the year: soft pinks. These versatile, feminine shades are popping up across the design space, creating renewed conversations around the timeless hue.


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'Though pink is an interior design trend right now, the color is much more than a passing fad, appearing in some of the world's most beautiful homes across time,' says Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens. 'The shades we're seeing right now are much softer and lighter than last year's deep pinks. Pastels are in.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Ebert continues, 'In Reese's space, the contrast between the pink chair and blue walls add a unique and eye-catching energy to her colorful living room. Furthermore, velvet is always a great choice of material for seating options. The fabric reflects the light, filling the room with brightness. It also creates an intriguing contrast with the matte finish of the walls and the rough, natural texture of the rug. The difference in textures has as much of a draw as the different colors in the space.'

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Pink is the new pink. As this shade grows ever more popular, we can't wait to see it appear across beautiful celebrity homes. Reese Witherspoon is leading the charge.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.