Pink bedroom ideas are the optimum choice for introducing warmth, romance and softness to a bedroom scheme.
An on-trend shade conjuring up soothing and sophistication, pink works well with many colors, such as calmer greens, blues and greys or striking hot shades of red, orange and yellows. For a subtler style, a tonal use creates a spacious look, linking decor, homewares and linens in your bedroom ideas.
Pink bedroom ideas – 10 ways to introduce this delicate color palette in your home
When browsing for ideas for your pink bedroom, know that this is a color that can be used across a whole house, and not just girls' rooms. Pink is one of the best colors for a bedroom, so use it lavishly in any room in your home. Below, we showcase the best pink bedroom color ideas so that you can create a warm, welcoming sleep space.
1. Focus on the frame in a pink bedroom
Put your bed ideas in the decorating hotspot in a bedroom with a fabulous fabric upholstered headboard and base. A dramatic and effective way to add color and pattern in one prefect hit – and it is a simple way to add a signature design statement.
‘Create a classic country vibe with a timeless pattern’ says stylist Sara Bird. ‘Pick a filigree-based trellis design for a gentile look with soft salmon pink shades repeated across an elegant repeat.'
2. Add a hint of pink for warmth
Using an on-trend bedroom color idea in your home doesn’t mean you suddenly need to paint walls, change your carpet and buy tons of accessories. You can simply follow the ‘less is more’ philosophy and introduce it in subtle ways throughout your decorating ideas.
A pair of table lamps with a dusky pink base, some pink roses on a bedside or a plush velvet sofa that you can snuggle in at the end of the day. This room was designed by Salvesen Graham (opens in new tab).
3. Explore various shades of pink
There’s a huge array of pinks to choose from so do delve in and see what works for you. ‘Pink’ can cover barely-there off-whites with a hint of pink to warm it up, to magenta, fuschia, salmon, blush, peach, rose and coral.
‘Try this scheme in a bedroom using Setting Plaster (opens in new tab) on the walls, Dimity (opens in new tab) on the ceiling, and team with a gentle green on your headboard or a piece of furniture such as Calke Green (opens in new tab),’ advises Patrick O’Donnell, Brand Ambassador at Farrow & Ball.
Setting Plaster is what we would call a more coral pink, it has a yellow pigment which gives it a warming blush tone that’s warm and soothing.
4. Create a haven of calm with soft pinks and greens
If you like the idea of decorating with color in a bedroom but prefer muted shades, try a pastel variation of pinks and greens. Then bring in accent pieces – like a bright rug or a ceiling pendant – to sharpen up the color palettes.
Pale pinks and greens, soft stripes and with lots of white on woodwork and exposed, painted white floorboards creates a light and breezy look which is a helpful color palette when decorating a room with very limited dimensions. Keeping the tones quiet and unchallenging or using washed out colors helps channel calmness and serenity into a bedroom environment.
'In this girls’ room, we employed a combination of soft powder pinks and pale green tones to set the scene in our client’s seaside home,' says decorator Katie Cox of Ham Interiors (opens in new tab). 'We used soft pink on the walls along with pale green fabrics and accents to create a pretty yet fresh feel in a very small space.'
5. Create a boudoir bedroom
Produce a boutique chic vibe in a bedroom space with sultry pink shades. Create a hidden sleep space with a panel or screen installation with a useful shelf space for homewares and treasures. Link the two zones with a mirrored use of color – taking the warm pink colors across architectural details and rails to create an inviting and seamless sense of space.
6. Combine pink plains, prints and patterns
How about a room that has more shades of pink than any other color? ‘Gentle pinks are here to stay,’ says interior designer and creative director Birdie Fortescue (opens in new tab).
‘A color that was once reserved for bedroom schemes can be used to add freshness and give a cheerful warmth to other areas of the home. Here, muted rose pinks make a statement without being too bold or overbearing.’
Mixing up numerous prints and patterns makes for an interesting scheme and don’t forget to throw in a few sumptuous textures too.
7. Make pink the blank canvas for a decorative scheme
A gentle blush will act in the same way as white would – it gives you a blank canvas on which to pin the rest of the scheme. You can then use a darker hue to trim curtains and accessorize with a patterned throw with similar shades in it. It also looks great when you paint the ceiling the same color as the walls – even if the ceiling is on the low side, it makes for a cozier feel. This room was designed by Gunter & Co (opens in new tab).
8. Go up and over in a large space
We’ve mentioned before that painting your ceiling ideas is the next interior design trend, and this bedroom space is a great example of how it can work to your advantage – and it’s pink!
This room is light and airy with high ceilings but it could feel too big if painted white. Use a refined shade like Mylands Threadneedle No. 262 (opens in new tab) to warm it up without detracting from the main elements and add in the odd pop of neon pink to create a statement.
9. Take inspiration from your travels
Pink and navy being an all-time color match made in heaven this bold tapestry inspired Ikat style design features lozenge patterns of tonal rose colored shades.
Inspired by ethnic weave techniques and patterns the design creates a beautiful hero headboard in a bedroom. Match with plain linens, a stripe and feature print for a designer bedroom look.
10. Use flattering tones in a dressing room
A ‘barely there’ pink is the perfect shade to create a welcoming bedroom or walk-in closet idea, where warm white furnishings nestle easily against plaster walls. A warm pink shade will give an inner glow to dressing rooms. It’s feel-good, too, as the rosy tone warms the complexion and brings a healthy, happy vibe to the space.
Is pink good for a bedroom?
Pink is a brilliant color choice for a bedroom. When decorating with pink, choose gentle color combinations, highlight with pops of pattern and layer in delicate and soft textures. Bring an individual touch with feature walls or headboards or draw the eye to the bed with designer linens. The perfect place for luxurious finishes add faux fluffy throws, decorative tassels or dainty trimming details.
Which color curtains go with pink walls?
Curtains of all colors can go with pink walls, depending on the overall look you want to create. To up light levels, choose white curtains, or add pattern with a printed fabric that has a predominantly white background. For warmth, deep pinks match earthy cinnamon colors in curtains, while green or blue curtains will give the room a fresh feel.
Creative Director, Stylist, speaker, published author of books Home for the Soul and Gardens for the Soul and Style Editor at Future, Sara has been creating commercial and editorial images and content for favorite interiors and lifestyle brands for over 25 years, including Country Homes, Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens.
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