Millennial pink isn’t really new, but this blushy tone has certainly made a stunning comeback in the past two years. While this colour can range from a vibrant pink grapefruit to an almost-beige, there’s no doubt that any type of dusty, rosey pink is very ‘in’ right now. And we love it. From accessories, to electronics, to home decor, we want to slather everything with a giant millennial pink paint brush. We won’t though.
One of the latest places we’re seeing this colour turn up is in interior design. It is the cornerstone of the current modern-sleek, boho-chic trend that’s hot in home decor right now (and will be for a while, hopefully). The one drawback to throwing this pink all over your house though is that you run the risk of making your entire home look like a nursery. Now, most of us are sooo past the old assumption that blue is for boys and pink is for girls, but we also don’t want our houses to look like we have a baby girl sleeping in every room. Never fear. We have some tips for using millennial pink all around your home while still keeping up the sophistication you want to have. So grab your avocado toast and lets get started.
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Use it as a neutral
Since this pink is such a light colour (and can even have beige undertones sometimes), you can almost use it like a neutral in your decorating. It goes great with pretty much any bold colour, even blues, oranges and greens. It can also add a great pop of colour to your other neutrals, especially grey. We love it with grey. Or really anything at all. To avoid looking like a nursery though, don’t pair with white. You can certainly have white in the room, just make sure there’s another bold colour there too.
Go big and go home
It’s simple to add a pink throw or pillows to a neutral couch, but why not go bold and make the couch itself pink? Experiment with the idea of making a large centrepiece of the room pink and then adding neutral accessories to bring the room together. Just be very careful with the shade you choose and consider the lighting you’re going to have in the room. We want an understated pink piece, not the couch from Barbie’s dream house.
Vary your shades
If you’ve decided that you’re doing pink accents (rather than a pink statement piece), varying the shades of pink you use will help you avoid the nursery-effect. You don’t want it to look like you got your pillows out of a bedding package. Experiment with all those millennial pink shades. Like we said earlier, the pink seems to have a whole colour wheel of its own.
Metallic, rustic and textured
Add in ‘grown up’ pieces and textures to add that extra level of sophistication. Boho and modern styles seem to fundamentally contradict each other, but that is exactly what’s in right now. You want to add sleek metallic accents to your decor, but also try to incorporate wood, wicker and other rustic textures. Think: modern beach house, but without the beach.
Paint pink with caution
We love the pink and any millennial would kill for a wall that colour to Instagram, but painting a room millennial pink is risky. We all know that there is no way to predict exactly what a shade of paint is going to look like once it’s on the wall and finding a pink that’s light enough to not look like you painted the room with Pepto-Bismol may be nearly impossible. We suggest playing it safe and throwing a neutral tone on the wall and leaving the pink for things that don’t require days of labour.
Now get out there and fearlessly embrace your new favourite colour.