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Think pink

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

These days you can’t get away from millennial pink, but let’s not dismiss the colour altogether. There are plenty of ways that pink print can be used to elevate an interior space.

How do I decorate with pink?

Pink in a grown up space? Pink in particular has been unfairly branded inappropriate for historic spaces or mature tastes. You might struggle to imagine decorating with this shade beyond the confines of your daughter’s bedroom, before discovering that pale pink furnishings were first popularised in the West by eighteenth-century aristocrats. As an established symbol of luxury, pink patterned wallpapers and textiles can still add a touch of opulence to your living room.

One famous figure particularly smitten with powdery pinks was Louis XV’s mistress, Madame Pompadour. This should be no surprise, since they make for feminine and alluring accents in an intimate bedroom. They are also very flattering on the skin tone, so why not integrate them into your dressing area? If you can’t fully commit, Anderson suggests lining the inside of kitchen cabinets or draws with pink. The Marie Antoinettte trend is big for this year.

How do interior designers use pink?

Looking to interior designers for inspiration is a great place to start with pink. In an interview for Architectural Digest, interior designer Caleb Anderson of Drake/Anderson explained that he loves to layer luxurious pink materials, as well as using the colour unconventionally in custom products. If bubble-gum doesn’t appeal to you, he suggests treating palest pink as a neutral or introducing a more masculine peach. Prints create opportunities to lift layered surfaces or showcase the unconventional, as Anderson recommends. Notice the number of patterned elements in this bedroom by the designer and how, together, they create a complex interplay of light and form that softens the rich fuchsia palette.

What colours go well with pink?

You can never go wrong with neutrals. Grey brings masculine balance to the sweetest pinks. Black offsets delicacy with drama. However, we can’t get enough of calming pinks like baker-miller paired with vivid greens from olive to emerald in maximalist botanical prints. There’s nothing stopping these colours performing in your space as well as they do on Pinterest or Instagram!

If you’re up for revamping in pink, or you’re obsessing over colour or pattern in general, the Print Pattern Archive would love to create that gorgeous statement wallpaper or fabric for your interior project whether commercial or residential. From £150 per roll you can commission a totally unique vintage or antique wallpaper from the archive.

Why not get in touch with us and let’s create something beautiful together!

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