For a bedroom that exudes both warmth and serenity, don't overlook pink. The color is available in a wide range of shades that are sure to please.
Contemporary Bedroom With Vibrant Pink Bedding
Vibrant bedding in pink tones is offset by a neutral silk and wool gray area rug. Multicolored artwork and metallic nightstand lamps add dimension and sophistication to this eclectic master bedroom.
Long the domain of little girls' bedrooms, pink is a color more versatile than many would think. From a pale cotton candy to bright salmon to dusty grey-rose, pink evokes softness, femininity, health and innocence. It is considered a soothing color, while maintaining the warmth of red without the intensity. The right shade can certainly grace an adult bedroom or guest room to create a comforting retreat without being frilly.
Charming Woodland Nursery
Inspired by the bumper fabric, designer Joanna Gick of J&J Design Group uses bold pinks and greens to create her daughter's whimsical nursery. Below the chair rail, she painted the wall pearl white and applied a dark pink glaze in a faux bois pattern. Photography by John Woodcock
Modern and Sophisticated
One of designers Julie Frank's and Alessia Corpino's favorite color palettes for girls rooms is crisp white and hot pink. "It's a modern take on the traditional pink and white. It feels vibrant and young," says the team. Wallpaper featuring a bird motif is used on the wall behind the bed to create a focal point, while a deep pink is used in the window seat area to visually separate it from the rest of the room, creating a cozy reading nook. Design by My Tiny Nest
Just because a nursery is for a little one doesn't mean it can't be grand. In this space, designer Laura McCroskey of McCroskey Interiors brings luxury into the room with traditional moldings and wainscoting, cascading draperies hung at the ceiling and an elaborate chandelier. Even the salmon shade she chose for the walls adds richness and depth to the room. Photo by Chad Jackson Photography
Starting with light pink walls and bedding in this girl's bedroom, designer Liz Carroll of Liz Carroll Interiors brings contrast into the space with black-and-pink floral curtains, deep pink-and-white stripes across the ceiling and touches of turquoise in the chandelier and knobs on the nightstands.
Create a retreat for children in their bedrooms by incorporating an imaginative spot that is all their own. Designer Susie Fougerousse of Rosenberry Rooms brings a pink teepee into this girl's room to be used for playing and reading.
To add drama and height to the room, designer Liz Carroll of Liz Carroll Interiors creates a floral-printed canopy over the iron crib. So that the room isn't overwhelmed in pink, she uses white fabrics on the curtains and chair and trims them with hot pink.
Light and Airy
An easy way to personalize a kid's room is with the baby's monogram. Designer Susie Fougerousse of Rosenberry Rooms uses simple letters on a damask-inspired canvas to create a monogram above the crib in this girl's nursery.
Graphic patterns, from the wallpaper to the pillows, play a big role in bringing a modern vibe to this girl's room. A vibrant, saturated pink contrasts against the crisp white furniture and bedding. Design by Liz Carroll of Liz Carroll Interiors
Subtle, Soft Palette
Designer Susie Fougerousse of Rosenberry Rooms uses light, muted shades of pink and blue to create a sweet girl's nursery. To ground the space and add soft texture, she brings in a light pink shag area rug.
Pretty and Functional
A daybed with trundle is a smart option for a small space girl's room since it takes up less room, but also provides an extra bed for sleepovers. A trio of artwork above the bed adds a punch of color to the light pink room. Design by Susie Fougerousse of Rosenberry Rooms
There is a wide range of pink shades from which to choose, depending on your personal preference and decorating style. For a look that evokes both comfort and sensuality, consider a pale pink with a hint of beige on the wall behind a dark wooden headboard, flanked with brushed-metal light fixtures. If you prefer a more romantic or Victorian look, slide a painted-white brass bed against a wall painted in a dark muted pink, and furnish with sumptuous bed linens and gold-tone light fixtures with crystal touches.
Pink Whimsical Girl's Room With Teepee
No need for blanket forts with this pink teepee which is perfect for private tea parties or camping indoors. Influences from nature are seen throughout the space like a hot pink birdcage, owl prints and a cherry blossom painting.
Brighter shades of pink add a touch of glamour. If you don't want the room to look too feminine, balance your pink walls with a tufted headboard and rugs in mossy green or soft brown, or go with a large wooden headboard. A rich pink with purple tones can create a seductive look in a romantic bedroom. Pink with undertones of raspberry and rose can be flattering to a variety of skin tones. Coral, in the pink family, has an extra note of cheeriness and looks great paired with complementary bright colors, neutrals or whites.
Want a contemporary look that pops? Combine pink walls, in either a solid color or striped pattern, with a comforter and window treatments in black, black-and-white stripes or animal print. For a preppy look, combine pink with lime green. Even hot pink looks cool when paired with a white bed, dresser and other furniture. For an Art Deco look, choose black as your accent color, and choose shiny silver metal light fixtures. For a more country look combine pink with other warm tones and wood furniture, or try cool white-washed furniture. One wall painted a bright pink lends an element of surprise.
If your little girl is set on pink, of course, you can go all-out. Create a princess paradise with a cotton-candy shade paired with lacy or eyelet-trimmed bed linens and curtains, white furniture and a small chandelier. Many older girls like bright pink, which looks great with other colors such as green, blue, turquoise or orange.
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