The month of October makes us think of changing leaves, football, and cooler days. October also makes me think of the color pink. Pink is such a fun color in home décor but also a tricky one to use outside of child’s room.
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October is breast cancer awareness month and I love seeing how pink shows up on all types of items such as clothing, shoes, stationary, coffee cups, and even home décor.
Using the color pink in home décor can be sophisticated, playful, soft and overall very pretty.
Pink can also be a challenge in home décor.
Get the color too soft and it looks like a little girl’s playroom. Too bright and it can look like you painted your room with highlighters.
One secret to working with pink is to balance it well with the right neutral colors and bright accents.
The bright blue chairs in the picture above are the main focal point so that the pink door and accessories become the accent colors.
As you can see in the image above, the color pink used with the gold accents gives this room an elegant and sophisticated look.
Paired with just the white walls and it might look more like a child’s room.
To use such a strong statement color as pink, you must decide if it is going to be the main focal color in the room or just an accent color.
So a few things to consider when using pink:
Pale pink walls will make a room feel lighter and can work more like a neutral color.
The color pink can bring a look of softness and elegance to a formal room.
Pink also can have a more trendy and modern flare.
And as an added bonus, it can brighten your mood.
To celebrate the significance of the color pink in October, I have pulled together some awesome ways to add pink to your home decor.
Okay, so pink walls may not be your thing.
Or you can’t get your family or roommates to support the idea of a pink colored living room, bedroom, or even bathroom.
However, you can bring the awesome color of pink into your home with some simple home décor items. Starting small may be the best way to embrace this color in your home.
And I promise, these are so pretty and mix so well in a home that your family may not even notice at first all the playful pink touches in the room.
Home Accents and Accessories
I have to be honest and admit, but orange is actually my favorite accent color.
You may have noticed this if you have viewed some of my other posts.
So you won’t see any pink accents in my own home. But I do like the use of pink in home interiors. A lot actually.
After working on this post, I’m very tempted to add some little touches of pink in a few of my rooms.
Just because it makes me smile.
“But He gives greater grace, therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
It looks lovely in the ways you’ve shared with us. It is one of those colors that seems to put me in a bright, cheery mood, even though pink isn’t really my color.
I so agree Alexandra. Pink isn’t normally my first choice so I have to work to wear it and incorporate it in my home.
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
These are great ideas. We did my daughters’ bathroom in pink, navy, and gold. It’s simple but looks great. #HomeMattersParty
My daughter will never use pink so I have to sneak it in somewhere else. Thanks for visiting.
Pink is one of my favorite colors.I love how different shades of pink sets differ mood and vibe. Love your selections. #HomeMattersParty
Thanks Sahana. I think pink is such a unexpected color to use in home but ends up looking good.
Your pink decor pics are so pretty! Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.
Good morning Donna – I’m out and about early today before Grandma and Grandpa get here for the weekend . . . and I absolutely LOVE this post! I know that pink is a tricky color to use in home decor if you are not wanting an overly “feminine” feel to a room, so the way you’ve shown it, WOW! It works as an accent color to other, bolder and neutral colors. I actually repainted our half-bath in a light pink called “Barely Blush” so it isn’t a dark color at all, and then used ivory and gold for the accents. With some wood cabinets, the pink worked out great. Really brightened that room up – it was previously a dark maroon with heavy gold and green wallpaper on the bottom of the walls all around. We love our little pink bathroom! Thanks for sharing this post at the #HomeMattersParty – you’ve given me lots of inspiration for the other home update projects we are working on. See you next week at the party! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Hey Nina. That bathroom with the dark maroon with gold and green was definitely trapped in the 1990s! So glad you rescued it and was able to use a soft pink. You should feature it on the blog soon so we can all see it. Thanks for stopping by.
Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle says
I love pink. This post is so great — love the lamp options!! I recently moved into a new apartment that is *very* small — so, I’m only using lamps for lighting. Thanks for all the great options! Excited to co-host #HomeMattersParty with you this month!
Welcome back Ashley and I’m glad you stopped by. Good luck with the new apartment.