16 pink kitchen ideas in shades from soft blush to bold fuchsia

Take inspiration from these beautiful pink kitchen ideas and the heart of your home will have you blushing with pride
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  • It’s the colour of the moment, so there’s no need to confine pink to the bedroom or bathroom. Our pink kitchen ideas prove it looks just as classy in the room you use for entertaining family and friends.

    The pink palette is surprisingly varied and there are plenty of kitchen colour schemes using this shade to choose from, with options ranging from baby and blush to candy, fuschia or shocking pink.

    Whichever shade in the palette you choose for your kitchen idea, pink is a colour that imbues warmth, fun and a cheerful feel. So introducing it into the heart of the home will have you in the pink all day.

    Pink kitchen ideas

    1. Team pink with white and brass

    A kitchen with white cupboards, gold handles and baby pink walls

    There are few colour and material combos that look more fresh and modern than a soft blush pink featured in a white kitchen with brass hardware. And though it might look expensive, this is in fact an IKEA kitchen.

    Even better, you no longer need to pimp an IKEA kitchen with pricey door handles and taps. These brass-coloured numbers are from the Swedish retailer, too.

    2. Mix pink and grey

    A grey kitchen with pink walls and a mosaic tiled splashback

    These two colours were made for each other, likely because many grey shades have a pink base. So if you are combining the two, choose a warm grey rather than a cool grey (which is likely to have a yellow base).

    In this pink and grey kitchen, the patterned tiles in both shades unite the walls and cabinetry, while warm metallics are a great choice when it comes to handles and taps with this colour pairing.

    3. Introduce pink tentatively

    An off-white kitchen with a bright pink storage cabinet

    Let’s face it, however much you love pink, it’s a pretty bold choice in the kitchen. So if you’re worried about resale, introduce pink on a free-standing piece of furniture or appliance, like this fabulous retro fridge from John Lewis of Hungerford.

    The added bonus is that you can take it with you if you move house.

    4. Mix the colours on your cabinetry

    A white and grey kitchen with pale pink cupboards

    Like the idea of pink cabinetry but nervous about going the whole hog? Why not choose base cabinets in a stylish neutral and opt for a run of wall units in a pretty pale pink, like those shown on this Dunham kitchen in Rose Bowl and Charcoal from Magnet?

    The Shaker-style kitchen is brought bang up to date in these tones and the addition of the blond wood worktops, chevron tiles and black tap and door handles.

    5. Bite the bullet with all-pink units

    A kitchen with pink cupboards, grey metro wall tiles and light flooring

    If you’ve set you heart on pink, then why not jump right in with the cabinetry? Numerous kitchen companies offer cabinets painted in a wide palette of pink hues.

    Or if you’ve ever wondered how to paint kitchen cabinets, give your old cupboards a new lease of life on a budget with a fresh lick of paint.

    Alternatively, IKEA units can be pimped with colourful doors and drawers from Superfront. This beautiful blush cabinetry has been paired with dark grey metro tiles from Tile Giant.

    6. Add a splash of statement pink

    A charcoal grey kitchen with a large range cooker and a bright fuschia splashback

    Image credit: Lizzie Orme

    Kitchens are a big investment, and while pink may be your favourite colour, it is a big jump to opt for pink cabinetry. Get your much-desired pink fix and make a statement with this bold kitchen splashback idea.

    It’s part of the scheme but can be changed at a later stage if you decide it has dated. Of course it can act as a gateway to adding more pink, which is no bad thing in our view!

    7. Add a pink island

    A grey and dusky pink kitchen with a small island and open shelving

    Image credit: Life Kitchens

    A great way to add pink to an existing kitchen – or plan it into a new one – is to allocate it as the colour of a contrasting island. In this example from Life Kitchens, a sweet book shelf has been woven into the blush pink design – just one example of the clever kitchen storage ideas and options on offer.

    8. Let pink and green be seen

    A kitchen with dark green cabinets, white metro wall tiles and pink painted walls

    Image credit: Lizzie Orme

    You may think emerald green and pink is an unusual combination, but in fact, it looks super-smart in this basement kitchen makeover.

    The green kitchen is dark and sophisticated, but the white metro wall tiles help to brighten the space, while the pink painted walls cheer up this room in every way.

    9. Give a fresh look to existing units

    Pink cabinets in a farmhouse kitchen with wooden beams

    Image credit: Brian Harrison

    Replacing a perfectly good kitchen for something new is not only expensive, it’s pretty wasteful. We love that the traditional cabinetry in this country kitchen has had a modern makeover with a lick of pink paint. And is even more characterful thanks to mixing pink tones.

    It’s a job you could do yourself, or some kitchen manufacturers will respray a timber kitchen for you.

    10. Keep it neutral

    A small white kitchen with touches of pink in the blinds, plant pots and chairs

    A simple, neutral kitchen is best for longevity but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The addition of some colourful pink accessories and furniture, like this pretty blind, cute plant pots and bold Eames-style chairs will transform a kitchen from functional to fun in an instant.

    11. Add wow with pink patterned wallpaper

    A white kitchen with pink and white patterned wall paper

    Image credit: Jamie Mason

    Incorporate colour with a statement patterned wallpaper to add even more impact. It’s a misconception that wallpaper should be avoided in kitchens. It works as long as you choose a suitable design material and ensure you have a good splashback to avoid stains etc.

    A pattern, such as the one used in this modern kitchen, allows you to add pink without having to adopt a block wall of colour. The pink is broken up by the white print to make it less colour orientated and more about adding pattern.

    12. Choose pretty pink tiles

    A farmhouse kitchen with cream cabinets and pink wall tiles behind the cooker

    Image credit: Mark Scott

    Add an instant hit of accent pink with a stylish kitchen tile idea like the one shown above. Whether creating a dedicated splashback or tiling the counter surrounds, a bold tile is a great way to add a dominant colour.

    Tiles are a commitment, but far less so than the cabinetry and can be changed or even painted over a few years down the line if you fall out of love with pink – but who would?!

    13. Paint a fuchsia feature wall

    A kitchen with a bright fuschia wall and dark grey cabinets

    Image credit: Katie Lee

    Painting a pink feature wall will inject your kitchen with colour. The brighter the colour, the more it will pop naturally. A bright Fuchsia pink accentuates both dark and light colours, proving a great choice to lift the energy of any room.

    14. Go for a shock of colour with furniture

    A white kitchen with light grey worktops and fuschia pink bar stools

    These shocking pink bar stools enliven this plain white kitchen with a burst of the owner’s personality. And although the colour is a bold choice, it’s also a wise one, as they’re not a permanent fixture, so can be recovered or switched for something else if the owner tires of the colour.

    15. Add a pink hue to a monochrome scheme

    A small kitchen with black wall tiles, cream cupboards and dusky pink painted walls

    Getting objections to your pink kitchen ideas from the menfolk – or anyone else – in your household? Go for a darker, more lilac hue, and keep the fixtures in black and white. It gives a stronger, more masculine look yet adds warmth and character at the same time.

    16. Go for pops of pink pattern

    A white kitchen with pink and orange patterned blinds and wall art

    Colour doesn’t have to be in a single block. These charming bright pink and orange patterned blinds bring a burst of colour into the room and totally transform this white kitchen into a welcoming haven.

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