Since the Millennial Pink craze a few years back, the color has reinvented itself as more than a hue for Barbie and Elle Woods. While the craze is over, one thing is clear: Pink interior design is here to stay. The world of interior design, in particular, has fully embraced all shades of pink for the home, from pink bedrooms and living rooms to blush pink furniture and textiles.
If you’re not sure how to decorate with pink, start small. You can ease the color into rooms with a stylish throw blanket or rug. For something slightly bolder, try going for soft pink walls, which often turn out far lighter than you think. Also, check out our pink bedroom design tips for more easy ways to incorporate the color. No matter your space, there are many ways to design with pink and make it chic.
To further inspire you, we’ve rounded up our favorite pink living room ideas to help you think pink in a whole new way. Read on to see the spaces and get our tips for working pink into your home!
Pink As Neutral
With its soft red and white undertones, blush pink reads more like a neutral. In living rooms, a pale pink sofa comes off more neutral if you surround it with other neutral accent pieces, such as cream-colored chairs, off-white walls, and gentle textures.
Style Tip: For a cheery pop of color, choose a hue that’s brighter than blush, like yellow, which also adds a bit of warmth. Keep it to one punchy bright color for a cohesive look. If you want more color, layer in greenery for a vibrant and natural note.Shop This Room
Touches Of Blush
Blush pink is a great way to bring subtle color into any space. Look for accent decor in the hue, such as table lamps with rose quartz bases, pink artwork, or blush sheers and curtains. The varying materials and textures in these pieces will bring beautiful contrast to your space while keeping to the overall blush color story.
Style Tip: When working with softer shades like blush, an interior design rule of thumb is to make sure you have at least two accent pieces in the hue so that they can play off each other. Otherwise, it’s easy for the color to simply fade into the background!
A Perfect Pairing
Pairing blush pink with caramel or saddle leathers has become one of our foolproof living room ideas. The two work fabulously together and they tons of warmth to a living space. If you love the Santa Fe look, this is a perfect color pairing since it instantly evokes that rustic boho vibe.
Style Tip: To round out the colorful but earthy look, layer in an array of tall and small plants for a lush note and a bold touch of color that contrasts with the browns and pinks.
Modern & Millennial
The use of ever-so-subtle blush pink across multiple furnishings in this space makes it one of our favorite pink living room ideas. By having multiple big pieces, like the sofa, rug, and cabinet, it all reads more like a blend between cream and blush. The result is a space that feels neutral and Millennial but is layered with chic color that’s easy on the eyes.
Style Tip: With blush pink furnishings, you can easily dress them up or down as needed. Simply layer equally soft-hued accents on to the pieces to bring out their pink tones. Or if you want to tone down their pink color, mix in more neutrals around it.
Casual & Warm
For living room ideas where pink isn’t front and center, use it as an accent color to neutrals. Keep to warmer neutrals, such as off whites, creams, beiges, and grays, which work best with the red undertones of pink. Materials like jute, natural woods, and woven textures also go well with deeper shades of pink. Together, these hearty neutrals and deep pink hues will create an overall feeling of comfort.
Style Tip: When using pink as an accent, go with deeper shades of the color for your pillows, rugs, and wall decor. And try to keep to other accent colors at a minimum, like the blue here. You want your pink accents to stand out!
If you’re going with darker shades of pink, make sure you’re using it on big accent furniture pieces. A bright or hot pink ottoman makes for a great statement piece that adds color and comfort. It’s also a stylish way to create a focal point in a living room and anchor a seating area.
Style Tip: Sometimes all you need is one bold pink piece to set your space apart from the rest of your home. Remember less is more when it comes to big bright pink furniture. The best pink living room ideas are often the ones that don’t overemphasize the color.
All Out Bold
On the opposite end of the less-is-more spectrum is totally bold colored rooms. If you’re a maximalist or love the idea of a bright pink living room design, go all out and paint your walls. Try to choose vibrant shades of pink that have an earthy base, such as the rich coral here, which lends a more grounding and comforting look and feel. Mix in equally colorful furnishings to match the cheery vibe of your wall color.
Style Tip: Pink walls are best supplemented with other bold pops of color throughout the furniture. For example, the mustard and periwinkle in this living room add to the room’s overall colorful and happy feeling.
Full-On Jewel Tones
Another way to go bold with pink is to play the color up alongside jewel tones. Since you’re working with deep, vivid colors throughout, bright shades of pink will work best here. Try pulling in a large hot pink rug as a way to match the vibrant jewel tones in your room. A pink rug will also help set the tone and foundation of the room from the ground up, and it won’t get lost in all the other colors.
Style Tip: With these maximalist pink living room ideas, the bolder you are with your color choices the better your space will look in the end. Plus, a rug is a versatile accent piece. You can swap it out whenever you want to change up the look and feel in your space.
Earthy & Soft
Mixing various shades of pink can have a warm and earthy effect in the living room. The subtle uses of pink in the rug, art, and pillow blend beautifully with the leathers and natural textures throughout the room. The color feels almost like a neutral but still has a presence.
Style Tip: Decorating with different shades of one color is one of our tried-and-true living room ideas. Be sure to spread out your pink accents when you’re decorating with different shades of it. This helps create a visual connection throughout your space.
Elegance With Pink
Try a classical interior design approach to decorating with different shades of blush pink. This formal living room plays up notes of pink throughout, from the wallpaper to the curtains to the pillows. They’re amplified by the darker hues that surround them, such as the deep greens, blues, and charcoals, which have cooler tones that help offset the warmer notes of pink. It all feels balanced and tailored without feeling overly precious.
Style Tip: Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to make a statement, but it’s also a great way to ease in touches of color and pattern. A design or motif that has small notes of pink is an elegant approach to bring the hue into a room.
A Glamourous Palette
You can’t go wrong with blush pink and black together. It’s a color combo that’s always glamorous and chic. Instead of over-the-top, try going with soft pink walls and black-and-white furnishings. This gives you a pink living room with a high-contrast look that’s elevated, timeless, and on-trend looking.
Style Tip: Be sure to play up black accents, such as art, accent chairs, and lighting and decor to make sure the pieces don’t simply recede into the pink backdrop. Use textured pillows, ottomans, and rugs to help add even more contrast that makes your furnishings pop.
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