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20 Classy and Cheerful Pink Living Rooms

Pink is a color that is perpetually associated with femininity, much like blue tends to become the color of all things masculine in the world of interior design. Some believe that this stereotyping is just one big marketing gimmick, others point to growing scientific evidence that says women are naturally programmed to love redder shades of blue while men love those in the green-blue spectrum. No matter which approach you take to the issue, pink is generally linked with all things delicate and wonderful. But it is not just a color for the feminine bedroom or girls’ nursery, as we take a look today at 20 fabulous pink living rooms.

While pink is not neutral in any sense of the word, it has tremendous versatility when it comes to combining with other colors ranging from blue and green to red and yellow. The countless shades of pink also make this a lot easier and allow you to use it in living rooms of varied styles and themes. Perpetually popular but often relegated to bedrooms, it is time to bring pink into the living room.

Shades of Pink

From shades of pink that gravitate more towards the purple end of the color spectrum to those that are light enough to blend in with some yellowish hues, pink comes in so many different versions that it leaves you spellbound. While the popular packaging in media is all about shades that are close to one single hue, explore the many different options carefully before you settle on one. The likes of Coral crush and pastel pink can replace white in the living and create a backdrop that is sufficiently neutral and yet engaging and glamorous. Hotter hues like Pink Corsage are best used in moderation with a dash of class!

Pink Corsage on the walls gives the room a fun and colorful appeal [Design: Joni Spear Interior Design]
Pink Corsage on the walls gives the room a fun and colorful appeal [Design: Joni Spear Interior Design]
Coral crush in the backdrop gives the small living area a glamorous makeover [Design: Ethan Allen]
Coral crush in the backdrop gives the small living area a glamorous makeover [Design: Ethan Allen]
Family room with stunning use of pink wallpaper [Design: Heather ODonovan Interior Design]
Family room with stunning use of pink wallpaper [Design: Heather ODonovan Interior Design]
Textured walls in pastel pink blend modern and Mediterranean styles [From: Marrakesh by Design by Maryam Montague - Artisan Books]
Textured walls in pastel pink blend modern and Mediterranean styles [From: Marrakesh by Design by Maryam Montague – Artisan Books]
Pink coupled with some Holiday cheer! [Design: Tobi Fairley Interior Design]
Pink coupled with some Holiday cheer! [Design: Tobi Fairley Interior Design]

The Right Décor

Paint is definitely not the only option when it comes to giving your living room a colorful makeover. Décor in pink for the living room can give your home a fun and unexpected twist while keeping the backdrop distinctly neutral. Plush rugs and carpets are often the best way to start off this pinkish makeover, as they tend to create the biggest visual impact. Follow this up with accent pillows in matching shades of pink, a few lovely throws elegantly placed around the living room and artwork with hints of pink brilliance to complete the look.

Who says pink in the living room is not classy and refined? [Design: Brett Mickan Interior Design]
Who says pink in the living room is not classy and refined? [Design: Brett Mickan Interior Design]
Pink farmhouse style living room with a cheerful, breezy vibe [From: Andrea Young - McMillen / Elizabeth Glasgow Photography]
Pink farmhouse style living room with a cheerful, breezy vibe [From: Andrea Young – McMillen / Elizabeth Glasgow Photography]

If you can add a couch, club chairs or lamps shades in pink, then that would definitely be an added bonus. Remember that we are not just using pink as an accent hue here but committing to it fully, without actually painting the walls. When done, the living room should have a distinct and palpable pinkish glow.

Blur the line between purple and pink by borrowing from both hues [Design: Carolyn Parker Interior Design]
Blur the line between purple and pink by borrowing from both hues [Design: Carolyn Parker Interior Design]
Plush couch, lamps and fuzzy pillow add an undeniable pink hue to the cozy living room [Design: Ana Antunes Homestyling]
Plush couch, lamps and fuzzy pillow add an undeniable pink hue to the cozy living room [Design: Ana Antunes Homestyling]
Repeat pink throughout the living room in a subtle fashion for a curated look [Design: Nicole White Designs Interiors]
Repeat pink throughout the living room in a subtle fashion for a curated look [Design: Nicole White Designs Interiors]

Combine & Contrast

The first living room in this section seems to showcase the Rose Quartz & Serenity a combination that Pantone has picked as its Color the Year 2016. Even if you are not very happy with that particular blend, pink can be combined easily with green, yellow, blue or even shades of orange to create a snazzy and eclectic living space. As you start using more and more color, it is best to pick lighter shades with muted finishes and to ensure that there is a style that links them all together. Otherwise things can get pretty chaotic and fast.

Glamorous living room showcases Pantone Color of the Year 2016 [Design: Anthony Baratta]
Glamorous living room showcases Pantone Color of the Year 2016 [Design: Anthony Baratta]
Green, pink and a hint of gold in the shabby chic living space [Design: Andrea Brooks Interiors]
Green, pink and a hint of gold in the shabby chic living space [Design: Andrea Brooks Interiors]
Eclectic living room with a wall of books [Design: Kim Armstrong]
Eclectic living room with a wall of books [Design: Kim Armstrong]
Combine pink with other bold hues for a captivating and bold living space [Design: Studio23 Interiors]
Combine pink with other bold hues for a captivating and bold living space [Design: Studio23 Interiors]
Traditional living room benefits from an infusion of pink and green [From: Tobi Fairley Interior Design / Nancy Nolan Photography]
Traditional living room benefits from an infusion of pink and green [From: Tobi Fairley Interior Design / Nancy Nolan Photography]

Exciting Accents

If you are not happy with committing to pink right away, then as always, we suggest you take the safe route of lovely pink accents. This has all the advantages that come with accent additions – the safety of not committing fully to a color scheme, an easy enough switch of the color scheme as trends change, and of course, an ability to mix and match varied colors. The accent pink wall is a safe starting point, but you can also choose other exciting options like a colorful pink couch, drapes in pink or even simpler, less expensive additions like vases and side tables.

Pink can be used as a fun seasonal color in the modern living room [Design: High Fashion Home]
Pink can be used as a fun seasonal color in the modern living room [Design: High Fashion Home]
Shabby chic style and pink is a combination that never fails! [Design: The Cross Interior Design]
Shabby chic style and pink is a combination that never fails! [Design: The Cross Interior Design]
Pink accent wall in the contemporary living room [Design: Studio V Interior Design]
Pink accent wall in the contemporary living room [Design: Studio V Interior Design]
Neutral backdrop lets the pink accents shine through [From: Jim Schmid Photography / The English Room]
Neutral backdrop lets the pink accents shine through [From: Jim Schmid Photography / The English Room]
Quirky rug brings pink to the chic, modern living room [Design: Wohn Dich]
Quirky rug brings pink to the chic, modern living room [Design: Wohn Dich]

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