Pink Design Inspiration: Home Decor
How do you feel about using Pink in interior design? Today we are exploring a collection of interiors that successfully incorporate the color for our Pink Design Inspiration.
For many, the color has very definite meanings and associations, and with them limited applications. We know that color associations are largely affected by personal experiences and cultural influences. For many years, much of the Western world has restricted the color, but that is changing. Pink has proven to be quite versatile, and its effect can’t be concluded without knowing the context in which it is presented. The color’s varied hues are gaining popularity as we discover new ways of interpreting them. Certain shades are even leading the trends across both home and fashion.
The opening photo shows a living room designed by the “king of color” himself. Interior designer Jamie Drake created this room for House Beautiful’s Designer Visions Show-house in New York City. Shades of pink layer for a look that is more sophisticated than sweet. Drake had the walls painted Salmon Peach by Benjamin Moore and finished with a custom bronze glaze. Coral pink silk twill panels drape the full height windows. Donghia’s Sabrina covers the club chair while Pierre Frey’s Moiré Princesse II covers the French-style chair. Black furnishings create the contrast that grounds the look with crisp clarity.
In this Belgravia residence completed by London-based interior design partnership Todhunter Earle, pale shades of pink and taupe create a calm, neutral backdrop to showcase the owner’s collection of contemporary art. The designers custom commissioned much of the furniture and lighting pieces to stand as works of art on their own. The effect is softer and more approachable than gallery white.
For this delightful living room from a country home in Hertfordshire, the London-based interior design firm Sims Hilditch uses pink to create simple, timeless comfort. Dusty pink upholstered furnishings gather around a weathered glass coffee table on a gray rug. The bookcases behind feature a more muted paint color, Pink Peppercorn. In this country setting with lots of warm materials and natural woods, the color is fresh and very grown-up.
Here we have an opulent sitting room at Maison de Ville: a Parisian pied-a-terre created by furniture and accessory company Ebanista. Exquisite French design featuring hand carving, gilding, and refined detail comes to life with exuberant rosy pink color in this lavish setting.
Next, for our pink design inspiration, we have a contemporary take on French provincial design. This elegant sitting area is in a guest bedroom suite located within a grand chateau inspired Beverly Park estate in Los Angeles with interiors completed by the exclusive interior designer Joan Behnke. Rose colored silk velvet chairs and silk throw pillows accent the traditional ivory cream and mint green.
This perfectly pretty bedroom embraces all of the traditional feminine ideas associated with pink. Dallas-based interior designer Jan Showers created the design for a local debutante who later married and had the room recreated as a guest bedroom in her new home with her husband. The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Queen Anne Pink. The designer used her private label silk in blush to create the window and bed draperies and covered her Mercer bench in soft pink satin.
Located in an impressive townhouse in Knightsbridge, luxury interior design specialist Elicyon uses soft shades of ivory and pink to create a timeless elegance in this bedroom. Contemporary bespoke designed furnishings combine with luxurious materials to create a sensual retreat.
London-based Carlisle Design Studio created this fabulous pink master bathroom within a large award winning residence they completed in Chelsea. Hand finished wall coverings, Italian marble, specialist surface finishes, and sumptuous fabrics combine for an impressive personalized, luxurious design.
This is a living room designed by Phillip Silver for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The design’s inspiration was the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960s. The pink and orange of the YSL Rive Gauche label provide vibrant color to the ivory room. Custom furniture designed by Phillip Silver gathers with Italian and French antiques before a backdrop of 20th-century American art. A deliberate mix of lush velvet, silks, wool, dyed shagreen, antiqued mirror, and crystal combine for a decadent room highly charged with luxury.
Pink looks perfectly prim here in the restored legendary Paris Ritz. The storied hotel is synonymous with classic French design and opulent excess. Here we have a view into one of the executive suites which features French Neoclassical furnishings bathed in pink pastels and gilt trim.
Pink has long been associated with historic interiors, and antiques always show well when paired with the color. Pink also complements architectural detailing while softening the formality. Beautiful tall pink drapery panels add just the right touch to this historic Rittenhouse parlor completed by Philadelphia-based interior design firm SHOPHOUSE.
We even have luscious pinks by de Gournay. The Earlham silk taffeta draperies shown here feature custom colors on a pink background finished with a tobacco antiqued effect. Raspberry silk velvet covers the chair.
This scene from Horchow shows how well pink looks when paired with gray. The photo includes a Morgan Gray Chesterfield Leather Sofa from Old Hickory Tannery and the Luna Side Table from Hooker Furniture. The beveled frame Mirror is from John-Richard Collection, and the light is the Aurora 3-Light Capiz Shell Golden Chandelier. pic via Pinterest
This Horchow scene is one of my most frequently pinned items on Pinterest. The curving Hand-Tufted Brussel Blush Sofa is by Old Hickory Tannery and is reminiscent of classic Hollywood style. pic via Pinterest
In this scene, we can see the versatility of pink. The pink sofa looks perfectly at home against the striking contemporary art. Grouped with black and vivid red, the colors only enhance one another demonstrating pinks ability to master both classical and the edgiest contemporary settings. pic via Pinterest
Lastly, we have the traditional living room of a Fifth Avenue maisonette designed by interior designer Mario Buatta. This beautiful room is my favorite of course. Yards and yards of pink and orange silk taffeta drape the tall windows. The color spreads about the room as accents in various hues; a side chair, an ottoman, and throw pillow. A vibrant collection of colors and styles gather together creating a glamorous, but very personal arrangement. This room literally makes me happy.
In conclusion, as you can see, pink has left its dated connotations behind. The color proves to be well worth out consideration when designing our homes. Color psychology tells us that pink is a positive color. When used correctly, it inspires warm and comforting feelings and can have a calming effect on our emotions. Finally, pink is said to represent hope. Who can object to that?
That wraps up our Pink Design Inspiration for today, my friends! What do you think? Are you inspired? Let me hear from you in the comments!
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