As 2020 comes to end, we are highlighting the top interior design trends that freshened up our homes—one of them being the evolution from millennial pink to a more sophisticated muted pink.
From entire pink kitchen remodels to splashes of pink décor like trims and wallpapers, this revived look brings an aura of playfulness, calmness, and femininity. Pink interiors, like many colorful paint options, have gone so far as to take over the beloved neutral palette. Now more than ever, there is a place for warm and sweet pops of color right on the walls of your home, and it is not the same childhood pink we have all envisioning.
Bohemian featuring ranunculus, anemone, and tulips
Pink can be an investment. And if pink is not your thing (that’s okay!) similar looks can be achieved with saturated oranges such as coral or terracotta. In fact, these colors are often complementary and can subdue the pink hues. Interior designer, Caleb Anderson, says pinks are not just girly: “Pink can be masculine…doing a masculine room in a pink-peach tone can create conflict that is captivating and smart.” He notes Benjamin Moore’s Salmon Peach as a paint color that can be paired with blacks, greys, and whites to bring a mature and elegant feel to any room.
Layering textures within a space is also key to not overdoing the pink. Carmel accents or leather textiles play a role in creating a timeless and personal look that has dominated interior design in 2020. Adding layers of varying texture in the same color especially illuminates the boldness in the room.
Other ways to bring pink into your room without having to marry it include eye-catching décor or fresh flowers. Pink vases, sculptures, pillows, and blankets can bring subtle pops of the trending color where you might not want a lot of it. And luckily for us, pinks naturally bloom in all shades in the floral world. Roses, snapdragons, gerbera daisies, and peonies (a flower favorite) come in various hues and can be the soft hint of pink in a space that has every color but that.
Bohemian "The Strand" arrangement
Specifically, larkspur comes in the lightest shade of pink, and roses bloom in peach, coral, and light pink. Mixing earthy foliage such as Italian ruscus, eucalyptus, or silver ragwort subdues the pink. The classic old world design offers plenty of green foliage among pink and white mass flowers, like roses. And the Garden look brings a romantic feel with its harmonious and monochromatic undertones.
What we love about pink is its versatility as it has resurged from the 60s and 70s in a fresh way.
A lighter hue leans into the passionate and fun, but in more modern concepts, the color is also soothing and comforting. When seeking a pink that is more energizing, dark and hot pinks liven any room from entertainment spaces to the master bedroom.