There’s nowhere pink can’t go.

By Amanda Lauren
Updated June 12, 2019
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Bring this pretty, bubbly shade home however you want—these pink color scheme ideas will help you get started on the journey through paint colors and décor options. Pink color schemes can work well in every room in the home; just like color schemes based around blue paint colors and furnishings, shades of pink mixed with other colors can set a room (and a whole home) apart from the crowd. This color makes any space pop, too, and who wouldn’t want that?

If you’ve been dreaming of a pink color scheme, whether it’s for your living room, bathroom, or even the kitchen, there are many ways to go about it, and these design ideas will have you tickled pink from the start.

Think pink for your bathroom

Pink was a popular bathroom color scheme in the 1950s, when builders tiled the walls around sinks and showers with ceramic Pepto Bismol colored squares. Today, pink bathroom color schemes are making a comeback, albeit with a bit more style. Pink cabinetry gives this contemporary bathroom a whimsical feel, and the clean, modern cabinets pop against the white tiles and countertops.

Not ready for a full-on bathroom renovation? Consider using pink accents such as hardware, a shower curtain, or even just accessories such as towels or rugs.

A classic nursery color goes contemporary

Are you considering bedroom color schemes that will transition well as baby gets older? A pink and grey color scheme will be one of the best choices you can make. Take this room, for example: The bright blush paint on the walls looks pretty, but isn’t overpowering when paired with the contemporary grey furniture. The cute decals on the wall add a special touch but can easily and inexpensively be removed or changed up.

Not a fan of gray? Any neutral will have the same effect. Go for a pink and brown color scheme instead, or mix all three and create a pink-gray-brown color scheme using classic wood furniture.

Take it over the top

If your goal is to go for maximum glamour and neutral paint colors just aren’t your style, choose a pink-purple color scheme. This combination can look very sophisticated, particularly with darker shades of pink and purple. Another way to work with a pink color palette is with shades of mauve paint colors for the walls with violet or even lilac furnishings.

Pink and rose gold

A pink color scheme is one of the most fun kitchen color schemes. The pink cabinetry in this kitchen is accented with rose gold hardware and really pops against the white tiles and countertops.

If you’re worried about living in Barbie’s Dream House (especially if you plan on selling your home at some point), consider adding a pink tile backsplash instead for a splash of pink that’s a little less flashy.

Elevate your bedroom

A pink and green color scheme is chic in the bedroom. This combination can work with a variety of colors, shades, and textures. In this room, the bold printed wallpaper really stands out against the solid bedding. A pink and green room could easily be designed in the opposite way, too. Choose floral print bedding instead and make the backdrop a solid pink wall. You can even take this color scheme a step further by swapping light pink for hot pink for a more energizing space.