contemporary pink brick kitchen wall with dark stained wood units‘Confetti’ paint by Little Greene

Finally I can say it out loud: I love pink.  But until recently it’s been somewhat of a guilty pleasure.  Because liking pink was definitely not cool (unless you were an under-seven).

How times change. It’s probably not escaped your attention that pink is having a big (HUGE) moment, both interiors and fashion-wise.  (Ha! vindicated, after all these years …).

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground in Yvonne Koné's shopFarrow & Ball’s Pink Ground in Yvonne Koné’s shop via Desire to Inspire

It all started around 2012 when pale, sophisticated blush pink appeared on the scene. And never left.  Now hailed as a new contemporary ‘neutral’, blush pink is incredibly useful in interiors, either as a background or accent colour.

With its grey undertones – and when mixed with dark colours, modern metallics and natural textures – blush pink has not a hint of sugariness or girliness.

A year or two later all kinds of brighter and hotter shades of pink were having their moment too, from bold fuschia via soft rose to peachy coral.  And today, in mid-2017, pink shows no sign of going away.  Trawl the internet and you’ll find it awash with images of pink of all shades and tints applied to clothes, hair, accessories and interiors.


Blush pink plaster kitchen wall by jerseyicecreamco.comPink plaster kitchen wall via

Last summer the pink revolution even got its own name and hashtag – #millenialpink.  (Read this piece from if you want the whole timeline: Why Millenial Pink Refuses to Go Away).

And today?  Pink in 2017 is thoroughly nixing the idea that it’s only for little girls and Barbie dolls.  As evidenced by the sea of pink, knitted pussy hats at rallies the world over after Trump’s inauguration, the colour pink has been reclaimed and reappropriated by grown-up, strong (and ‘nasty’) women everywhere.

Politics aside, here are some of my favourite ways that pink is being used for interiors in 2017.  I’m delighted to say the choice is huge and varied. Be brave and opt for pink painted or plastered walls, or pink tiled kitchen and bathrooms. Go bold with pink accent armchairs and sofas.  Or add just a touch with pink accessories such as cushions, throws, and ceramics.

And you know what?  I don’t think it’s a fleeting trend.  I very much think (hope) that pink may be around for quite a while.

Orange wall, pink banquette and turquoise table in Louis Pretty deli in BerlinThe glorious Louis Pretty Jewish deli in Berlin, photography by Steve Herud.  Pink and orange is a fantastic combination, add turquoise and it’s sublime.


Pink tiled bathroom with white basins, round gold mirrors and matching hardwareYou can’t go wrong with pink and gold. And marble.  Ultra dreamy bathroom via


Blush pink Compose 3-seater sofa by MuutoThe Compose 3-Seater Sofa by Muuto


Pink Cloud Toile Wallcovering by Timorous BeastiesCloud Toile Wallcovering by Timorous Beasties



Petite Friture Join Dinnerware in pink and terracottaJoin Dinnerware in pink and terracotta by Petite Friture – playful and practical


Nerd Chair by MuutoNerd Chair by Muuto


Millenial Pink front door with black wellies and rustic basketsPink front door: via Elle Decoration/Pinterest


Rose pink sheepskin cushion by A by AmaraRose pink Sheepskin Cushion by A by Amara


Pink upholstery in Clerkenwell Grind Bar & Restaurant, LondonSee what I mean about using pink as an accent colour?  This is the recently opened and very gorgeous Clerkenwell Grind bar and restaurant.  That blue!  That pink!  Those lights! I could live here, absolutely no problem.


Pink velvet armchair with brass side table, colourful rug and contemporary floor lampThe Frame Armchair in brass and blush velvet that I wrote about here


Grey, taupe, cream and pink Graphic Wool Rug in Powder by Linie DesignScandi-designed tufted wool Graphic Rug in Powder by Linie Design at Heal’s


Colourful contemporary interior with millenial pink wallThese colourful walls are not for the faint-hearted.  Pink teamed with bright hues via Ideal Home, image credit: Damian Russell


Cap Table Lamp in BlushCap Table Lamp in Blush by Normann Copenhagen by Normann Copenhagen


Brisa Washed 100% Linen Bed SetDusty pink linen bed set with grey accessories in Dusky Pink by


Helsinki Wireless SpeakerVifa Helsinki Bluetooth Speaker in blush pink on bedside table in Dusty Rose by Vifa


Spring to Life porcelain tableware by Pip Studio


Arris Rug in Pink by Wedgewood from Amara


Mondego Pink and White Cotton Blanket by Urbanara blush pink velvet sofa and tufted ottoman with brass legsI really, really want this blush pink velvet and brass ottoman bench.  And if you like the idea of a pink sofa, now is definitely the time to do it.


Double shower with pink lavastone tiled walls and grey lavastone tile floor by Made a ManoAnd ending with some of my favourite tiles of all time, the gorgeous Cristalli lavastone tiles from Made a Mano.  Teamed with dark grey, they’re just drop dead gorgeous.

So, what do you think?   Are you in the pink too?

Images: stores, brands and photographers as credited above


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