What's more fun than a pink kitchen? If you're crazy about the color, good news—it's totally okay to go bold and embrace this peppy hue in your cooking space. What's wonderful about pink is that there are so many shades to choose from, so even if you don't feel like taking a major color risk, a lighter variant will still make your place look fabulous. Read on for 25 ways to use the color in your home along with tips from designers.
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Many homeowners have chosen to add some pizzazz to their kitchen in the form of a pink fridge. Retro looking fridges add lots of character to even the most simple spaces. Designers are fans, too. "If you’re looking for a pop, invest in a bubblegum pink Smeg fridge," Jennifer Markowitz urges. "I think pink in a kitchen elicits an immediate sense of joy." Hang some accompanying pink wall art for some added flair.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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If you want to take things to the next level, don't just buy a pink fridge—paint your cabinets pink, too. This kitchen skillfully mixes different shades of the hue. And note that light pink can really be used as a neutral in many cases. "I personally gravitate more toward very light to dusty pinks, so it functions more as a neutral with personality that can help bring character to the kitchen," designer Georgia Zikas says.
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Have fun with wallpaper! Pink and green always pair wonderfully together, and this pattern incorporates both hues. Of course, another retro pink fridge really seals the deal.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Make everyday meal prep more fun by upgrading your appliances and opting for some pretty pink styles. Who says a pink toaster and kettle are too extra? (Not us!)Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Utensils also deserve a little love. Purchase a matching pink set and then find a clever way to display all of your tools, like the hanging system we see above.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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A pop of color will quickly add pep to even the most basic wooden island. If you don't wish to paint your walls but are feeling crafty, this is an excellent way to showcase your love for the color.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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How much pink is too much pink? For this homeowner, the limit doesn't exist. A pink table, pink cabinetry, and pink appliances all shine in this cheery kitchen.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Your kitchen blinds don't need to be boring. Hang pink curtains that will allow your space to shine even when it's dark out. A pink rug and shelving unit also look fabulous in this space. "A little goes a long way—a patterned rug or runner, an accent wall, a table or chairs in your breakfast nook or a great piece of art," notes designer Eleanor Trepte. "These are all easy ways to inject pink that are also low risk—if you ever tire of the color, you can easily change your rug or put in another piece of artwork without renovating your entire kitchen!"Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Pink as an especially nice color to incorporate in the kitchen if you have little ones. Pink chairs, placemats, and wallpaper make this kitchen a welcoming spot for the whole family to gather.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Paint the area under your kitchen bar if you're looking to add an unexpected pop of color to your space. We also love the idea of coating a plain white fridge with some colorful contact paper.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Once again, we see how light pink cabinets can add warmth to a space without being too overpowering. If you're less crazy about hot pink but still want to give your kitchen a sweet makeover, take a cue from the space above.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Best of Both Worlds
Not willing to commit to just one color? Pick an accent that pairs wonderfully with pink and embrace the best of both worlds—blue, green, and mint are all foolproof choices.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Don't forget about your seating! Bright pink chairs will make you smile every time you sit down to have a cup of coffee—and they'll also camouflage stains quite well.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Bright White Accents
Pink and white also makes for a winning combo. Whether you choose to add subway tile or opt for marble accents, you can't go wrong.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Love florals? Wallpaper with a detailed flower design will look right at home in an all-pink kitchen. Don't forget to add a pink pan to the stovetop, either!Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Heart and Soul
Make your pink cabinets look ultra adorable by topping them off with pink, heart-shaped knobs. Truly, can a kitchen get any cuter?Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Gold hardware also looks stunning with pink, if you're looking to go in a more sleek direction. These pulls complement the gold chevron backsplash wonderfully.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Make a statement with neon. Hot pink and turquoise are an eclectic pair that will bring major wow-factor to your cooking space. Really, there's no need to be shy! "We love using color in our projects, and the idea of pink in a kitchen is right up our alley," designer Eleanor Trepte says. "There are so many ways to bring this color to life, but don't be afraid to be bold. The safer way to play with pink in the kitchen might be to use a muted tone, which is wonderful and can serve a space well. But we also urge you to consider bold pops of magenta, hot pink or deeper pinks that will really enrich the kitchen."Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Nice and Natural
Those who love natural touches will find that pink looks fantastic with wood tones, too. Set out your favorite cutting boards and go natural with woven chairs.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Elevate the everyday by adding a glamorous pink stool to your pink kitchen. Extra seating for guests will always be at the ready.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Mix and Match
If your kitchen offers open shelving, make it look extra stunning by painting it in a hue that will bring you joy. The pink paint color used in this space pairs with the standing mixer quite perfectly!Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Pink kitchens can be designed to look minimalist, too. Don't hesitate to keep things nice and airy by opting to go without overhead cabinets and opting for open-shelving instead.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Tile in Style
If you own your home, installing tile in a pink hue can be a great way to customize your kitchen. If you rent, you can still take part in the fun—plenty of stick on tile offerings exist, too!Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Go ultra mod by mixing pink and terrazzo in your kitchen. A stone backsplash is an excellent way to add texture to your space and play up the latest trends.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Banquette seating is a great way to accommodate the entire family at the table all while playing with color. Here, a traditional diner-style seat gets a hot pink twist.