6 Ways to Re-think Pink so it Fits Your Mood and Personality of Your Home

Updated: Feb 25, 2020


So, BE DARING! or not, and try a small amount of pink.


You can be like my granddaughter – a bit unexpected. She’s pretty in pink but cradling a sand rat!


Pink has unexpected qualities. So I encourage you:

Try pink out of the little girl’s room and let it grow up.


Here's 6 ways:

1. ADD BROWN

Pair the bright, lively color of pink with neutral browns, like the sand rat!


Notice in the photo below how the tawny chocolate color pales the presence of the vivid pink. Brown softens the fuchsia into a subtle maturity.

Home decor photo of pink and brown color scheme by Kate Moynihan artist
The "masculine" stereotype of rough, rugged brown, tones down the "feminine" stereotype of pink

Use browns found in nature to decrease the belief that pink is for girls only.

2. SIZE MATTERS!

Go big with pink!

The 14”and 16” tall and chunky candlesticks stand bold and proud.

The WIDE base gives them strength and anchors their no-nonsense presence.


Home decor photo of green and pink by Kate Moynihan artist
Let these powerhouse candlesticks bully right past pink’s stereotype of petite and precious.

3. USE SHAPE TO SOPHISTICATE PINK

An unusual shape gives the dainty color of pink a worldly, uptown look in home decor.

4. PUT PINK WITH CONTEMPORARY.


Nothing says: "grown-up" like the sleek clean lines of modern design

5. MIX METALS WITH PINK

Add the glitz by mixing classic metallic copper, gold, and silver.

Suddenly the pink is seasoned and cultivated!


Home decor photo of pink color scheme with mix of metal like silver, gold, copper by Kate Moynihan aritist
Mixing metals gives maturity to pink

6. COLOR "POP"

Look closely at prints in fabric. You'll be surprised how touches of this vivid color adds energy to your decor, and sparks joy.

Patterned pink seat covers "pop" against the dramatic dark furniture

7. COLOR BALANCE

Mix a “cool” color (any shade of blue, green, violet) to contrast the “hot” color of pink.

Home decor pink and blue color scheme by Kate Moynihan Aritst
Notice how the “prissy” is out of the pink when paired with "cool" color of blue

Back to nature. In the painting below, the beauty of "warm" soft pink is balanced the with "cool" green leaves and blue skies.


Why re-think pink in home decor and art?

The lively color is a great pick-me-up!

Be it spring, summer, autumn, or fall, any season will delight in pink.

Related Article: Decorating Your Home with Color