How to decorate with pink - 10 of the best ideas

Don't be scared to think pink! Introduce a dash of this lovely colour to your scheme for bold or barely there effect, we'll show you how. For more ideas on how to decorate with colour go to

Not for the faint of heart or sharp of vision, this hot pink floral living room certainly makes a statement.


1/10 Hot pink floral living room

living room with sofa and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

2/10 Elegant white and pink living room

living room with sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Adrian Briscoe)

Take it from us there's a lot of pink going on in this modern living room, but different shades mixed with plenty of white creates a subtle effect. Sometimes less really is more...

Ball chair
Made In Design

3/10 Pretty pink country-style bedroom

bedroom with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jon Day)

By rights this floral pink bedroom should be way too sugary-sweet for most folks' tastes, but muted shades combined with just enough white and grey make it a very restful room indeed.

Pink wallpaper

4/10 Dusky pink bathroom

dusky pink bathroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Katya De Grunwald)

When is pink not really very pink? When it's muted plum. And my, doesn't it look splendid in this minimalist bathroom!

Basin and frame
Not Only White

5/10 Modern living room with pink sofa and shelving

living room with sofa

(Image credit: TBC)

Sofa in Enduring Geranium fabric
Sofa Workshop

If you want to let your sofa do the talking then you could do a lot worse than to choose a perky shade of pink. This look is cleverly brought together by matching it with the colour on the alcove walls. Ah... we love it when a plan comes together.

Sofa in Enduring Geranium fabric
Sofa Workshop

Sofa in Enduring Geranium fabric
Sofa Workshop

Sofa in Enduring Geranium fabric
Sofa Workshop

Sofa in Enduring Geranium fabric
Sofa Workshop

6/10 Home office with striking pink blinds and wallpaper

home office with pink blinds and wallpaper

(Image credit: Pink blind)

If you really love pink then don't be shy. Pink wallpaper and blinds may sound like a recipe for disaster, but mixing up shades and patterns can create a bold statement.


7/10 Glamorous pink bedroom

bedroom with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Bevan)

Sometimes you've just got to be brave and go with it, like the owners of this mauve bedroom have done. The key to the room's success is the use of different textures and, quite frankly, those panelled walls, which would look amazing no matter what you did to them...

Similar bedding
Between the Sheets

8/10 White bathroom with hot pink bathtub

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

This could be just another plain white bathroom, but the hot pink freestanding tub adds oodles of fun and character.


9/10 Pretty bathroom with pink walls and storage

bathroom with pink walls and storage

(Image credit: Trevor Richards)

There's no denying that this mid-century-style bathroom is oh so pretty, but the stainless-steel filing cabinet brings a welcome industrial vibe... even if it is pink!

Fired Earth

10/10 Traditional-style kitchen-diner with hot pink cabinet

kitchen with dining table and cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Here's how to do hot pink without fully committing to the cause, but still making a bold statement. We particularly love how the snazzy colour brings the traditional-style dresser smack bang into the 21st century.

Cath Kidston

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