As a lone woman in a houseful of boys, there’s not a lot of pink in our home. But I have managed to buck the trend with a blush bedroom.
Pink has never been vetoed but — naturally — it’s just not a colour that makes much of an appearance.
We recently invested in a new bed. We swapped our 20 year old wrought iron bed-frame for a smart, grey upholstered version — and I decided to redecorate our bedroom in readiness.
The inky blue walls got a fresh coat of white paint and I decided to invest in some lovely new bedding too.
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Is Blush Pink a Good Colour for a Bedroom?
Unless you’re 6 years old, it’s unlikely that Barbie Pink is a good call for bedroom walls, but a blush bedroom is calming and relaxing.
It feels warm and has a clean, simple vibe. Particularly if you’ve gone for a strong colour in the bedroom previously.
I chose not to paint our walls in blush pink — instead opting for white — but I chose blush pink accessories; including bedding and artwork.
What Colours go Well with Blush Pink?
Blush pink is such a versatile shade; definitely not sickly sweet and when it’s paired with white and grey it takes on a luxe, modern feel.
It can elevate an otherwise monochrome colour-scheme and given it warmth and definition.
Green also works incredibly well with very soft pink.
From deepest, darkest forest green to earthy moss and olive shades.
I didn’t want to go overboard with the blush bedroom accessories but Laura Ashley have the most lovely things in store at the moment and I spotted a gorgeous knitted blanket, edged with the softest faux fur pom poms.
It goes so beautifully with the bedlinen but, also, it works equally well thrown over a chair
How Do You Decorate a Bedroom Pink and Grey?
I included some lovely artwork from Desenio to tie everything together; the addition of pink on the walls is so subtle but it’s made the world of difference to the look and feel of the room.
I always think it’s amazing how you can totally alter the ambience of a space, with some minor changes.
It makes me so happy to know that with a couple of new cushions and a few different pictures, my blush bedroom can be easily changed if I decide I want a new look.
In the Pink
Amazingly, not one of the boys (either the man-shaped or the tiny variety) have commented about the addition of pink, other than to say how lovely the room looks.
I daresay, if I’d suggested a blush pink and grey bedroom to Richard, he’d have definitely not been too keen.
But the new bed and blush pink accessories have made our bedroom into such a haven.
Getting out of bed in a morning is tricky at the best of times but I’m finding myself wanting to sneak away and read my book in the middle of the day.
And I’m also finding myself wanting to introduce more pink in the house!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.