Maybe you’ve heard…the Barbie Movie is being released in theatres soon. And I don’t know about you but my favorite toy when I was a little girl was my Barbie.
I would spend hours dressing her up and brushing her hair. I even made her some clothes when I was 6! Well, my mom did most of it but I definitely remember helping with the skirts. So much fun for a little girl.
Today’s post is in honor of the movie and the shades of pink that are infiltrating home decor and fashion. All you have to do is look in fashion and home magazines or websites to see that hints of pink are actually all around us in various shades.
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Let’s take a look at some of what’s out there and how to incorporate pinks into your home decor.
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8 Ways to Use Pink in Your Home
There are so many ways to use pink in your home. Whether it’s your favorite color and you want it everywhere, or if you just want to add a few touches here and there, I’ve got lots of ideas for you to consider.
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1. Pink Painted Walls
Pink painted walls can give a room an elegant and happy vibe. The bold striped sofas in this room give it a lively energy.
For a dramatic entry, paint the walls with a warm pink with hints of coral. The arched doors and trim are painted with an off-white paint color that has a nice contrast against the wall color.
If you’re not afraid of color, try a bright pink in your dining room. The brass cart and unusual light fixture give this room some serious glam vibes.
Image courtesy of Sherwin Williams. Wall and trim color is Jaipur Pink.
Pink Painted Ceiling or Accent Wall
A little pink goes a long way when it comes to paint. And sometimes all you need to do to make an impact is paint a small area like an alcove, accent wall, door, or ceiling.
Image courtesy of Sherwin Williams. Alcove color is Exuberant Pink SW6840.
Painting an accent wall, ceiling, or a piece of furniture is an awesome way to introduce pink into a room.
Add an impact behind a bed or piece of furniture by painting a large circle or other shape. This pink one really stands out and makes a beautiful feature wall.
2. Pink Painted Furniture
For a smaller dose of pink, try painting an accent table like the one below. It really makes the table look like a designer piece.
Or tie together several pieces like the headboard, nightstand, and stool in this bedroom by painting them the same color pink.
Make the accessories in your bookcase stand out by painting the back of it in a bold hot pink paint color.
3. Pink Painted Door
Create a warm, welcoming front door by painting it pink! I guarantee your neighbors will love it want to know what color you used.
The pink door in this entry gives a subtle punch of color to an otherwise cold space. The soft pink warms it up and makes it much more inviting without overwhelming the space like a bold pink might do.
The Pink House
The oldest and most recognized house in Charleston is the pink house. It looks like it’s from an old European city, doesn’t it? Only the boldest, bravest people outside of Charleston or any coastal area would paint their home pink, but it’s so pretty.
Get this look with these colors: Siding: Benjamin Moore Pink Punch, Doors & Shutters: Black, Trim: White
4. Pink Area Rug
I bet you didn’t know, but you can get Barbie officially licensed area rugs! If you want to add drama to your floors then this is the way to do it. The pink ombre rug has a big splash of hot pink that would liven up your space.
And the charcoal and white chevron rug has a bold, geometric print that is the centerpiece of this room.
My personal favorite is the Dreamworld rug with a geometric design including several shades of pink. It could be used in a dining room, living room, or bedroom.
If you prefer a more subtle design look for something like the vintage hooked pink rug that I’ve used in our living room. Similar style found here: Oval Pink Area Rug
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5. Pink Sofa
I never knew I wanted a pink velvet sofa until I saw this beauty. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a great way to add classic glam style to your living room and it can be mixed with several colors like gray, brown, black, blue, and more.
This velvet sectional sofa will make you feel like a princess. It’s completely rearrangeable plus the covers can be washed and even changed if you want a different fabric. Plus they’re 25% off as of this writing!! Shop pink velvet sectional
6. Pink Throw Pillows
An easy way to add pink accents to a room is with throw pillows, bed sheets, or pillow covers.
Block print pillows and fabrics are really popular these days and there are some gorgeous designs with pink. See my favorites here: Block Print Favorites
Pink Floral Block Print Pillow
Block prints are trending and so is pink! Combine the two with this classic block print pillow.
This set of pink velvet pillows are a steal and are so cozy!
The tufting on this hot pink pillow is stunning.
Hot Pink Embroidered Tufted Pillow
The tufting on this pillow gives it a luxurious look but the price tag is very affordable.
7. Pink Wallpaper
If you’re ready to embrace pink on a larger, more permanent scale then pink wallpaper is the way to go. This pink abstract wallpaper is a statement-maker and looks amazing in this bathroom.
For a more cottage or English country look, use a print like this pretty pink floral block print wallpaper.
This pink trellis wallpaper has a soft shade of pink and is such a classic, elegant design. This print never goes out of style.
8. Pink Home Accents
Adding small home accents is a quick and inexpensive way to introduce pink to your decor. Something as simple as flowers or a decorative box takes virtually no time and can be very low budget.
Another easy way to add color is with books. You can look for ones with colorful covers or cover them with pink fabric or wrapping paper.
Something as simple as a little colorful vintage hankie can add just the right amount of pink to your decor. I found this one at an estate sale for less than $5.
Folded throw blankets and scrap fabrics draped over a blanket ladder are another easy way to add a touch of pink. And a magazine with pink lettering is another simple addition.
Got ribbon? Add a spool to a shelf or vignette for a little dose of pink.
Toss a throw blanket into a basket for an instant dose of color. I used pink and navy blue Christmas decorations last year and absolutely loved it.
For a small dose of pink, make a simple fabric flower wreath using pink fabrics. See how I made this one here: DIY Yarn Wreath with Fabric Flowers
Add a pretty pink flower arrangement to your table and use pink glasses or dishes for a sweet table setting. See the details of this table here: Spring Table with Pink Peonies and Depression Glass
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What colors go with pink?
There are a variety of color palettes you can use with pink, depending on the shade you choose.
Soft fleshy pink colors are more soothing and easier to live with for a longer time than some brighter versions. When considering paint colors, you should know that a little pink goes a long way. You might love the way a bold pink looks on the color chip, but it will look a lot more pink on your walls.
Pastel Pink & Green color palette
This subtle palette has two muted pinks, a soft lilac, a subtle green, and a muted pale gold color.
Light pink with neutrals and deep rose color palette
The featured pink in this palette is a little more saturated but still isn’t too harsh. One of our daughter’s rooms was painted with this color years ago and it was so pretty. (Sorry, no pictures because it was before I started blogging.)
Bold Pink and Green Color Palette
These bold pinks and greens would be great for an accent wall, painted furniture, or general decor items like pillows, napkins, etc.
Barbie Dreamhouse Paint Colors
Image courtesy of Backdrop
If you really want to go all out and recreate the Barbie Dreamhouse look then you’re in luck! There are officially licensed Barbie Dreamhouse Paint colors that you can paint your home with. The colors are modeled after the Barbie Dreamhouse and include a pink, purple, and turquoise.
Is pink a color that you have in your home or one that you want to add? How have you used it? Leave me a comment below and let me know!