Colour Inspiration: 9 Beautiful Pink Rooms to Fall in Love With


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01 Plum Sykes in her pink sitting room

If you’ve ever been drawn to using a shade of palest pink on your walls yet held yourself back, I hope this week’s article will inspire you with ideas and empower you with wonderful examples of how to get it right.

The colour of the palest, blush roses; the tinge of a dawn sky; the inside of an exotic shell — pink is a colour that is at once so beguiling yet it can be daunting to use in an interior.

The rooms in this article are a round up of some of the best examples of using pale pink to create romantic, soothing spaces without ever veering into bubblegum pink territory. The basic rules for getting it right begin with choosing a pink that is not too girly, perhaps with a hint of coral for warmth, and Farrow & Ball’s ‘Pink Ground’ is a good place to start.

Then, you need to balance out your room with lots of white and neutrals — sisal flooring would be perfect, for example, so that it doesn’t end up looking too saccharine or sweet. Layer the room with interesting pieces that allow the pink to sing yet remain in the background. Most of all, have fun and play around with your room — you’ll know when it’s just right. ▪︎ Click through to view more. —Louise




Top Image: Plum Sykes’ pink sitting room via Vogue

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Louise Keane, Contributor This Is Glamorous
Interiors Editor, Edinburgh

Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.