9 ways to decorate with pink
From girls' bedrooms to striking grown-up accents, pink takes center stage in these fun decorating ideas
Use wallpaper as artwork
In this young girl's bedroom, playful wallpaper graces a single wall—a nice technique for a small space.
One wall of coral-pink wallpaper is all it takes to bring life and energy to this dining nook. The color is strong enough that patterns work better than solids. The lantern, pillows, and art pick up on the hue in delicate ways. A complementary wall of greige (a mix of gray and beige resulting in a warm, muddy tone) grounds the red and acts as a neutral without being recessive.
Play against type
Inexpensive pegboard and paint become instant artwork when paired with a collection of tools. We love the yin and yang of this girly bubblegum shade and rustic hardware.
Banish boring furniture
The pink lemonade hue of this wall unit keeps a home office space fun and light.
Interrupt the palette
Bold stripes--inspired by a grosgrain ribbon--change the dynamic of this girls' room by adding an unexpected element.
Instead of a pink canopy bed this girl's room features sleek modern elements that can easily transition to teenage tastes, such as the striped cabinets and magenta stool.
Handle with care
When you're working with a bold hues, pick one to take center stage. Hot pink is a dominant color, so save it for a few key pieces. Another tip: Mix solids, patterns, and textures. The painted patterned canister stands out from the solid colors, adding visual interest.
Flirt with neon
Hang family snapshots with neon pink rice paper tape. It's a playful yet tasteful way to add yet more colorful touches.
Matte your lipstick
For a vivid shade of pink paint, like lipstick or bubble gum, get a softer look by using an eggshell or matte finish. If the finish is too glossy, it can appear cheap.