Pink color in interior design and rules of combination

By | November 17, 2022

One of the most successful solutions for interior design, even despite the stereotypes that such rooms are appropriate only for women and girls of all ages, vanilla blondes and lovers of sweets. Thanks to this stable opinion, most people try to avoid the use of pink tones, for fear of showing frivolity and immaturity.

Living room.

Putting these thoughts aside, imposed by fashion magazines and advertising brochures, you will see the full breadth of the spectrum, from the palest pink to saturated, bright tones, and there is no need to talk about the possibility of their successful combinations. Freshness, positivity, sophistication, elegance – these are some of the many properties transmitted to the room by the interior in pink tones.


Role in interior design

Psychologists say that pink is a symbol of friendliness, maturity, femininity, and another point of view says that this tone is inherent in frivolity.

In the sleeping and guest areas, shades of light pink speak of tenderness and femininity, and saturated ones are inherent in passion, selflessness, kindness.

Femininity and grace.

Calm and harmonious atmosphere.

From a medical point of view, such an interior has a beneficial effect on a person, it lifts the mood and gives new strength.

Application rules

The gamma of the pink spectrum contributes to the flight of imagination, thanks to a wide choice of tones.

Variety of pink shades.

Optical illusions with the help of pink tones will help to give volume to objects, make them light. To create this effect, one wall is painted with light pink paint, so you will add spaciousness to the room and visually raise the ceiling space. The light purple furniture group and the table will not be massive, but at the same time they will seem large in volume.

A wall in a bright design gives volume to the room.


With the help of paint, you can set the color temperature of the room. Warm dark pink tones and coral with red notes, cold pinkish-gray, lilac and lavender. The warm range of peach shades will add brightness and comfort to the room, and the cold range of fuchsia and raspberry can adjust to a positive mood and give cheerfulness.

The cold range of fuchsia.

Lavender shade cools the interior and gives it freshness.

The cool shade looks feminine and gentle.

Harmony of combinations. Monochrome pink will quickly get bored and begin to depress. It can be mixed with gray, brown, yellow, green, turquoise. Darkened, saturated tones are best used as a spot decor that attracts attention. You can dilute and lighten dark pink with snow-white, nude, pale purple shades.

Combination with gray in the living room.

Combination with brown.

Combination with yellow.

Green will add charm.

Combination with turquoise.

Combination with black.

It is important to observe the style, you can make a contrast with other bright shades, black, white, turquoise, orange – such combinations feel great in retro and pop art styles. Scandinavian style assumes an interior in light colors, and classic and romantic styles harmoniously combine a mix of gray and pink tones.

Scandinavian style.

Combination with orange.

An important task in choosing shades is to observe the measure. The combination of several saturated tones in one room looks pretentious and can begin to depress. Choose the main tone and harmoniously dilute it to avoid boredom, coral and lilac in the same room is not the best choice even for finishing bathrooms.

Cool shade in the bathroom interior.

Indoor use

A well-chosen tone of finish will decorate any room. Pink tones are often used in children’s and sleeping areas, but can also be used in the living room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom.

Children’s room.



A mix of pink tones will help to make a bright, positive kitchen, but if your household does not share your love for pink, a compromise can be found in finishing with purple, lilac and ash-pink tones. Raspberries, fuchsia and tea rose spur appetite and set up communication in a pleasant atmosphere, which is the best fit for kitchen and dining areas.

Dark lilac in the kitchen interior.

Lovers of eating alone and relaxing should give preference to nude-pink and smoky-lilac tones, they contribute to calmness, pacification, recuperation.

Delicate shade in the kitchen.

Pink is not so popular in bathrooms, it is chosen by truly romantic natures and admirers of this tone. Light pinkish tones can visually enlarge the room, add warmth and comfort, in such an environment it is pleasant to bask in the bathroom, especially on a gloomy, frosty morning.

Romantic shade in the bathroom interior.

The living and sleeping areas in pink tones look fresh, setting up for a pleasant holiday with family and friends. Such an environment should not tire the eyes and pressure, otherwise you will soon want to change the interior. The living room in bright colors has a place to be, because not much time is spent in it, but the sleeping area is best decorated in light and delicate colors.


Harmony of combinations

Due to its versatility, pink tones are in harmony with many shades. The most winning combinations will be mixes with lilac, brown, black, yellow, turquoise, green, white, gray, beige shades.


The mix of pink and yellow is a bright, positive combination. A children’s room, a living room and a kitchen are the most successful rooms for creating a joyful, positive and energizing design. Complement the room with chiseled decor and toys of children’s tones and get a cheerful, cheerful atmosphere for your baby.

Combination with yellow.

The combination of pink and green contributes to the creation of a fresh, spring atmosphere and harmoniously in kitchens, dining rooms and guest areas. Blooming meadows and flowers – this is exactly the impression this mix makes. It will also be an excellent solution for decorating the sleeping area of a teenage girl. A snow-white tone will help to dilute the atmosphere, it gives the room style, brightness and originality.

Combination with green.

Combination with mint shade.

A mix of pink and turquoise is suitable for decorating children’s and play areas, it helps to raise the mood, energy, it is important to observe the measure so that the interior does not cause overexcitation, white accents or light furniture equipment will help.

Combination with turquoise shade.

Mixes with brown, nude, gray make the room calm, adjusts to peace and tranquility. The combination of pink and brown is the perfect contrast of light and dark tones, raspberry framed by chocolate gives a touch of chic and speaks of the good taste of the owner of the interior. You can dilute such a mix with snow-white, nude, blue and pale green tones.

Living room.

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