There is no denying that Millennial Pink is the shade of the moment and has been for some time now, you may have tried to avoid it but it’s all over the high street and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Technically more of an idea than a specific colour, Millennial pink can best be described as a heavily de-saturated Paris Hilton circa 2004, it can be anything from a salmony apricot to a pure-bred Barbie shade. Despite it’s popularity I imagine there are a lot of people reluctant to add Pink to their home because of the shades affinity with feminity so I thought I would share some ideas on styling pink without being overly girly.
Pick Your Paint Wisely
Pink paint can be a tricky one, too candy coloured and your bedroom could look like it was plucked straight from Barbies Dream House, too dulled down and is there really any point? Make sure you pick up some testers and try them out in the light of your own space.
Tangible, solid materials will add essential brutality to soft pinks and nudes. Materials such as blackened steel and concrete have historically industrial ties and add a much needed harshness to your space, for example, a pile of breeze blocks with a piece of timber atop can make the perfect coffee table when adorned with elegant pink accessories.
It’s quite possible that I include the greenery tip in every single one of my interiors posts (hey, it’s not my fault that plants look amazing with everything) but Pink and Green were made to be seen, they go together like mash potato and peas. In this situation however, pink doesn’t just look great with plants it’s a stunning contrast alongside green walls and accessories, these two colours shouldn’t work but they just do.
Retro Is Always A Winner
Let’s just admit it, pink looks better when its done retro, a cocktail chair in blush velvet or a milky glass pink pendant light, the colour just slides in line with that mid century aesthetic with ease. If it would fit in a Wes Anderson film then you can’t go wrong.
Pink Is Playful
Don’t forget that pink is a playful colour, meaning you can forget all the rules and be unexpected, make bold choices and have fun with the colour. With this shade you can be tongue in cheek, ironic even without loosing the sincerity, a pink neon curse word somehow just doesn’t offend us like it should and that is the true beauty of the colour.
I think it’s safe to say that this shade of Pink is not just a passing trend, if you love it then it’s something to invest in, you can always start small; adding pops of the colour to your home without turning your home into the prop closet for The Grand Budapest Hotel.