Our pick of pastel pink and grey furniture, lighting and accessories for a modern French look
Pink and grey are the perfect pairing for creating chic décor with a soothing air. But you can’t use just any old pink and grey – the key to the look is to choose soft pastel pinks and delicate, chalky greys. These shades are a match made in colour heaven, with elegant grey tempering pink’s tendency to be cloying and pastel pink warming a shade that can veer towards the glum. It’s also a combination with appeal for both sexes: grey means you can use pink in a room scheme without it becoming too girlie. Here are some of our favourite pieces for pink and grey décor by French designers. Use them in combination or alone for a certain je ne sais quoi.
1. Bart stool Simply striking, this neat seat from Philippe Hurel has clean contemporary lines and subtle curves. Its finished in concrete and has textural appeal with an industrial edge that’s perfect for pared-back interiors.
2. Voltige armchair
Ligne Roset can always be relied upon for elegant pieces and this armchair by Didier Gomez is no exception. Giving the traditional wing chair a fresh update, it has a classic look that would work in both traditional and contemporary schemes.
3. Table Bistrot Ankara S Metal is given a softer edge in pink with this distinctive table by Constance Guisset at Matière Grise. Its crisp lines and angular facets give shifts of colour depending on the light.
4. Small Dowood lamp This handmade light by Isabella Gilles and Yann Poncelet at Colonel features a watercoloured sycamore veneer shade on a metal base. It will add a beautiful, subtle dash of colour to a room and when switched on the grain of the wood becomes more distinctive.
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5. Bottle #3 Perfect for holding a single bloom or a candle, this glazed porcelain bottle by Marika Giacinti has a delicate charm.
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