Robert Downey Jr.'s bedroom pays homage to the world's favorite color – and it is still trending for 2024

This hue has been climbing the paint charts so it's time to leave any preconceived notions about it at the door

Robert Downey Jr.
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you'll be well aware that the color pink had us in a chokehold in 2023 thanks to the Barbie movie. Yes, the fashion doll created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler, manufactured by American toy company Mattel and introduced to the world in 1959 took hold of the Western world and has continued to influence our fashion – and interior – choices ever since. 

A refreshing, happy and bright color, pink is just the hue for when you want to add cheer to your home. In fact, pink paint and decor have seen a huge resurgence in the last few years, taking over restaurants, stores, and now homes. While it may be true that color trends go through their ebb and flow, there’s no question that pink is having a long-lasting moment. To make the search for the right paint a little less daunting, we found the best shades to begin your first dalliance with pink.

In Robert Downey Jr.'s bedroom, hints pink packs a decorative punch. Fans of playful bedroom color ideas will love this pink bedroom, and fans of decorating with pink will love it still more. And for anyone wishing to embrace a Barbie pink scheme of their own, we have some good advice that proves there is more to pink than Barbie.

Pink is no longer reserved for little girls' rooms. Pink has grown up, trading its sickly sweet reputation for a more down-to-earth, sophisticated aesthetic. It is a color that oozes confidence while still remaining fun and playful. The pretty hue used in this bedroom packs a punch when it comes to creating a sophisticated scheme with a hint of romance – perfect for the main bedroom

When decorating with pink, you don't just have to stick to pink paint either. In fact, we are noticing more and more furniture and accessory brands turning their hands to pink. 

In this space, interior designer Tom Fox of Fox-Nahem Design curated a haven of delightful yet subtle pinks. From the bubblegum hue on the headboard and end of the bed bench to the subtle pink sheen on the rug, pink is the standout shade that continues to impress without overpowering.

However, be wary of overdoing overly sugary pinks. ‘Pink has a very alluring quality. It draws you in, is welcoming, and is easy on the eye. But you have to be careful not to get too sickly sweet,’ says interior designer Samantha Todhunter. 'To dial back the sugary nature of some pinks, look to use shades with tones of beige, off-white, and taupe.' 

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Jennifer Ebert
Deputy Editor (Digital)

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.