Pink room ideas – for spaces that are fresh, warm and surprising

Who would have thought that pink room ideas could look so timeless?

Pink room ideas really do work. This controversial hue can actually form a reliable background colour that channels anything from a contemporary to a classical country-house spirit, as long as you find the right tone for the space and the light.

‘A well-judged pink is a far more useful colour than you might think. It has always struck me how many serious-minded Grecian interiors employed it two centuries ago.’ says decorator and paint specialist, Edward Bulmer of Edward Bulmer Natural Paints. ‘This is because it can be serious and architectural as well as soft and inviting. It’s crucial to avoid the shade being too fragrant and our Jonquil – which has a soft hue that hovers between pink and yellow/beige – is now one of our bestsellers, being used in halls, living rooms and bedrooms.’

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Take advantage of taster pots and try living with sample colours before taking the plunge – just a few degrees towards yellow or, in the other direction, towards blue could tip the balance resulting in a pink that’s too bright or too cold.

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‘I enjoy using pink in its many forms, dull, blush and even an orangey,’ says Charu Gandhi, director of Elicyon. ‘Our projects are often quite tailored and chic so we find pink is very adaptable and fits well, it can be striking but also romantic and gives a real sense of soft glamour – almost a romanticism. Pink works very well with metals and even champagne gold trim fabrics.’