Decorating the Primary Bedroom with Pink

Green and pink bedroom with pink chair

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Since pink is one of the most popular colors for decorating the bedrooms of girls of all ages preschool through teen, it’s often overlooked when choosing a color scheme for the primary bedroom.

Pink is a versatile color that can soothe or excite, depending on the chosen shade. Although most adults won’t use pink as the main color in their bedroom, it’s a terrific accent color that works well with just about every other hue. For proof, check out the bedrooms featured here. Each makes powerful use of pink, yet isn’t a bit juvenile or “girlie.”

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    Pink Walls

    Photo courtesy of Interior Clip

    From the softest pastel to the brightest bubblegum, pink bedroom walls reflect a flattering glow that makes every skin tone look just a little bit healthier and prettier. If you choose a strong rosy pink like the one shown here, keep it confined to just one wall to avoid a juvenile look. Paler tints of pink work on all four walls.

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    Pink Ceiling

    Photo courtesy of Homedit

    Add a strong dose of color to the bedroom ceiling, and you get an unexpected look that wakes up an otherwise mostly neutral palette. Tie the look together with a few touches of pink on the bed. Here, it’s the comforter, but you could achieve the same purpose with throw pillows or a toss blanket – or on the window coverings. The striped window blind here adds pattern and interest to the space, while creating harmony in the room’s color scheme.

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    Pink Bedding

    Photo courtesy of Indie Home Design

    Want to add instant impact? Spread your bed with a brightly colored duvet cover or comforter that mixes several cheery shades of pink. Stick with a simple, classic pattern like wide stripes or color blocking for a sophisticated look; florals or toile-influenced patterns for a more feminine style; or contemporary geometrics for a bit of excitement.

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    Pink Headboard

    Photo courtesy of Emily Henderson

    Pink plays surprisingly well with other colors, as shown by the bedroom here. The bright green and blue are cool and comfortable, but it’s the splash of pink that wakes the room up. A pink headboard – palest blush to brightest magenta – is an easy way to shake up just about any color scheme from cool blues to neutral browns or grays to warm peach or gold.

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    Pink Bed

    Photo courtesy of Houzz

    An entire set of pink furniture is lovely in a child's room but may be too juvenile for the primary bedroom. A pink bed, however, in a room otherwise furnished with more traditionally toned pieces, is a fun and unexpected shot of color. Stick with solid bedding, like the white shown here, to keep the look all grown up. =

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    Pink Throw Pillows

    Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

    If your budget is small, but you want to give your bedroom a mini-makeover, nothing is easier than tossing a throw pillow or two onto the bed. And if that throw pillow is bright pink, it will bring an otherwise neutral bedroom to life. This room shows off a pink bolster, but you could achieve the same effect with a pair of square or rectangular pillows, or matching shams.

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    Pink Pendant Lights

    Photo courtesy of DigsDigs

    Looking for a way to clear off your bedside table or make a small bedroom look bigger? Then look up; your ceiling is the key. A pair of pendant lights hanging from the ceiling not only opens up a small room and frees up bedside space, but it also adds of-the-moment style. The contemporary edge goes even further when the pendants add a bright touch of color like the magenta beauties shown here. The soft pink area rug and the hot pink rose artwork tie the look together without losing any of the mature vibes.​

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    Pink Throw Blanket

    Photo courtesy of Nichole Loiacono Design

    Every bedroom needs a throw blanket. It adds color and style to your bed, keeps your feet warm on winter nights, and provides a warm cuddle when you sit up in bed to read. And when the throw blanket is a pretty pink, it lends a touch of sweetness to an otherwise strong decorating style. You can work this look in any bedroom. Try a hot pink blanket in a white, modern room; a coral pink in a country or tropical theme; or a blush pink in a traditional or cottage bedroom.