Looking for a versatile, on-trend colour scheme? It’s time to rethink pink.
There’s no doubt about it, pink is in and not just as a highlight of little girls’ rooms. From dusky shades depicting sunsets to fabulous fuchsia, pink is all grown up and adorning chic interiors everywhere. Best of all, pink bedrooms can be anything you want them to be, from sophisticated sanctuaries to romantic retreats and eye-catching enclaves.
Pink colour schemes
The product of red and white, pink is associated with the charming qualities of playfulness, sweetness, harmony and romance. However, each shade represents a unique vibe that changes depending on which colours you pair with it. Teamed with white, pink appears fresh and enlivening. Grey gives it an urban, stylish feel and turquoise, purple, gold or black add dramatic flare.
Blended with warm neutrals, pink wraps you in a cosy atmosphere that’s perfect for reading, relaxing and sinking into a peaceful sleep. Depending on the tone, the complementary colours of pink and green make a splash that’s fun, trendy, pretty or vibrant. Want to make a statement? Choose shocking pink accents with deep navy or charcoal. As you can see, pink is a chameleon that easily morphs into a style to suit your personality.
To dip your toes into the wonderful world of pink, try Dulux pink bedroom ideas.
Dusky pink bedrooms
If you like pink but want a subtle effect, it’s hard to go wrong with this shade. A dusky pink bedroom is modern, warm and oh so chic right now. While it can certainly look soft and feminine, pairing it with warm neutrals or black gives it a unisex appeal that’s earthy and inviting.
Consider painting a feature wall in soothing, pale dusky pink and adding striking accents with a deep, earthy tone. Choose rich shades like chocolate brown for bedding, floor rugs and furniture. For contrast, introduce some copper accessories and a few splashes of soft white.
Block colour magic
Using blocks of pink with tonal hues or neutrals on the walls is almost too easy. As a friend of many shades, pink offers a great opportunity to add visual interest while incorporating your personal style into pink bedroom ideas. The only limit is your imagination, so this is a chance to get creative.
For smaller bedrooms, create a sense of depth and width with horizontal blocks of pink on a two-tone wall. Contrast the colour with fresh, muted green bedding and add a hint of drama with black artwork as a focal point. If you’re looking for spare bedroom ideas, this one will make an impact on your guests!
Don’t have a headboard? Let pink do the work for you. Choose a statement colour like Auburn Flame for the larger section of your walls and top the upper half in a lighter tone for contrast. Paint a headboard in a shape that suits your bed in a third tonal colour. Use pale neutrals for trim and accessories, then dress your bed with shades of pink to enhance your fabulous walls.
Heavenly blush bedroom highlights
A blush pink bedroom is fresh, soft and romantic, whether you use a pale, barely-there shade or a deeper hue for impact. It pairs beautifully with pastels like mint green, looks glamorous with gold and feels forever fresh with white. To balance the masculine and feminine, blend it with dark grey accents or rich tonal colours like Velvet Cake.
If you don’t want to go all out, use blush pink to highlight interesting features or fixtures in your bedroom. Turn open shelves or a workspace into a designer statement with a lick of pretty Floating Petal to define the area. Highlight a display with vertical blocks of pale pink blush and a warm Heart Wood paired with creamy white trim for contrast.
Accessories and decor for pink bedrooms
Pink bedroom ideas can range from shabby chic to classic elegance and bold brilliance. If you’d rather paint your walls in neutral whites and greys, choose pink furniture and accessories to suit your theme. Spotlight the colour with a bright occasional chair, vintage lampshades, window treatments or a bed layered with a variety of pink tones.
If you do choose to splash your walls with pink, the options for upcycling furniture to suit are endless. Paint cupboards, tables and stools in fresh white for a breezy spring feel. Introduce copper pendant lights or give your dressing table a glamorous makeover in gold. Metallic accessories and grey tones for soft furnishings enhance modern sophistication in a blush pink bedroom. Can’t wait to go truly bold with pink? Pair a Fuschia Lily feature wall with a lime green set of drawers, a yellow picture frame or a black headboard.
Perfect your pink
If you’re not sure about shocking pink accents or dusky feature walls, download the free Dulux Visualizer app to play with your pink bedroom ideas before you commit with a brush. Or, collect a range of Dulux paint tester pots. Then, create handy samples on A4 lining paper to hang next to other colours in your room. Any leftover paint is perfect for those upcycling projects.
Are you ready to rethink pink? No longer just ‘pretty’, this is a colour that can truly transform your bedroom into a designer delight.