No longer a color reserved for princess-inspired bedrooms and powder rooms, there are shades of pink to suit any space. Whether it's due to the rise of "millennial pink" or simply the ebb and flow of decor color trends, there's no question that pink paint is having a moment. And it's not hard to see why. It's a fresh and appealing color that's easier to decorate with than you might think. Whether your style is contemporary or classic, there's a form of pink that will work perfectly for your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom.
- Color Family: Pinks
- Complementary Colors: Greens
- Pairs Well With: Teal, aqua, blue, white, cream, black
- Mood: Soft, bright, cheerful, vibrant, friendly
- Where to Use: Living spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms, accent walls, accent furniture
Here are several of our favorite pink paint colors that you can buy right now.
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Inspired by the lotion of our childhoods, Farrow & Ball's Calamine is a gorgeous soft pink that is pretty without feeling too saccharine. It has a slight gray undertone that keeps it feeling modern, and it pairs beautifully with bright whites and cool neutrals. Try it in a small space for an intense pop of color that still doesn't feel overwhelming.
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Not too light and not too dark, The Spruce Best Home Rose Power is the perfect color for both primary bedrooms and children's bedrooms. With soft, warm undertones, this color won't feel harsh or bright, even in a room that gets a lot of natural light. It pairs well with white trim but also looks good with brown and gray wood tones.
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Ever since Pantone announced Living Coral as 2019's Color of the Year, we've been all about this vibrant, lively color. Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef is a stunning, flamboyant, and loud coral that packs a punch in any space. Skip adding a lot of accent decor pieces, and let this color do the work to liven up a powder room or an entryway. Or use it on an accent wall in a living space.
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Benjamin Moore Hot Lips is not for the faint of heart, but that doesn't mean it can't take center stage in your home. This purple-based pink is the color of fun, reminding us of the '80s in the best way. Try this fuchsia in an office to keep you inspired all day long. If using the color on all of the walls feels too overwhelming for you, you can confine it to an accent wall or even use it for stenciling, stripes, or other patterns.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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No list of pink paints would be complete without a perfect millennial pink. Behr Rose Sorbet is a not-so-basic bubblegum pink that emphasizes everything we love about the color. It's romantic and youthful and would look gorgeous in a modern white kitchen or on an accent wall in the bedroom.
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Magnolia Ella Rose is the perfect dusty rose for a living space, bathroom, or bedroom. This soothing light pink has soft gray undertones and a rich, creamy feel. Its tone is muted, making it almost seem like a neutral paint color. Use it in a large space for an inviting and airy vibe, or add it to a small space to pack a gentle punch of color.
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If you want a pink paint that offers a barely there hint of color, try Benjamin Moore Opal. This cool creamy pink will make a living room or bedroom glow with color ever so slightly. In fact, in a larger space you might not be able to pick up this hint of pink. But with red or purple accents the color will take on a more energetic flair.
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Valspar Sweet Pastel is an ideal shade for a bright and cheerful bedroom, and it also works well to add a touch of color to a bathroom. This soft pink paint has just enough color to be interesting and inviting, yet it won't overpower the space. Pair it with white trim and doors to keep the room feeling open and airy.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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If you're ready to fully commit to a bold pink paint, why not embrace Behr Hot Pink? This shade is wild, vibrant, and full of fun. With purple undertones, Hot Pink could totally transform a kitchen if you're daring enough to paint your kitchen cabinets with it. It also works well on a smaller scale on accent furniture and accent walls if you're not ready to add so much color to your space.
When going from light to dark wall colors, it’s recommended to use a tinted primer first. That way, you won’t need to use as much paint to achieve a uniform color.
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Designers say deeper, darker pinks are extremely flattering because they make people in the room look flushed and healthy. We love Valspar Deep Sunset in primary bedrooms for an elegant, high-end look. Pair this purplish pink with neutrals and cool whites to prevent the space from looking too busy.
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Benjamin Moore's Bashful has beige, earthy undertones and offers just the right amount of pink for nearly any room. Try it in a living room, and pair it with bolder colors, such as blue or greens, to add interest and energy. Or use it in a bedroom paired with other neutrals for a serene space.