Millennial Pink is the Hottest Home Hue and Here's Why
We've fallen in love with this blushing shade of pink, and here's why you should too.
It's soft, serene, and here to stay. "Millennial pink" is a blush-tone shade that's won the hearts of young fashionistas and first-time homeowners nationwide. Otherwise known as pastel pink, bubblegum pink, or blush, millennial pink has reached peak levels of popularity since its 2016 debut as one of Pantone's Colors of the Year.
But the unstoppable hue isn't just for hip apartments with exposed brick. Anyone can incorporate the soft color into their home with the right tips. Here's how to make millennial pink work for any style in any home (without feeling like those frilly '80s bedrooms).
Light and Dark
There's a fine line between dressing up a room with millennial pink and too-sweet pastels. To keep your pink palette sophisticated, incorporate splashes of black into the room. A few pillows or small bookshelf accessories should do the trick.
Feeling creative? Put your art skills to the test and try your hand at a pink watercolor painting. Pops of blue and fuchsia create the perfect color balance. For a contemporary feel, ditch the hammer and nails. Instead, casually lean your artwork against a wall.
Millennial pink looks great with green. Whether you have an abundance of houseplants, a tabletop succulent, or floral textiles, shades of natural green complement a soft pink palette. For a bold but stylish look, incorporate an emerald green couch that really pops.
Rotate pops of color in your living room with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Delicate pink blooms are ever-popular at the florist and look great on a living room coffee table. Keep the look modern rather than stuffy with a short-stemmed, monochromatic arrangement.
In Your Dreams
Create hygge in a bedroom that's as dreamy as it is cozy. Monochromatic decor works well with pale pink because it's anything but loud. Can't you just imagine sinking into this fluffy pillow-top bed after a long, hard week? Grab your mug of tea, and you're in millennial pink paradise.
Got Your Back
It doesn't take a lot of pink to make a statement. This elegant dining room got a splash of color with an unexpected twist. Instead of reupholstering the entire cushion, these homeowners focused their efforts on the backside only. Nailhead trim adds a touch of glam to the spruced-up dining set.
Wall-to-wall pink doesn't need much more sprucing up. When choosing furniture for an all-pink nook, stick with light, natural wood. This round table doesn't steal attention from the gorgeous walls and an understated jute rug beneath is the perfect complement.
Simple changes can take millennial pink accessories from sweet and soft to glamorous. This velvet couch is rich in color and fit for a queen. In front of the luxurious fabric, pops of pink in the artwork, flowers, and rug suddenly become statements with allure.
Start your day off right with a positively pink breakfast nook. With a healthy dose of natural light flowing through the room, this millennial pink table and matching chairs are sure to put you in a good mood. Brunch mimosas, anyone?
If millennial pink is the color of a generation, then gold must be the accent of the ages. Gold lamps, tables, pillows, and more line the shelves of every home decor store. Although the trend is a must-have with millennial pink, you don't have to break the bank to get it. Refresh accessories you already have with a can of metallic gold spray paint. Your guests will never know the difference!
Come On In
Show off your bright personality before guests even enter your home. A two-toned pink terracotta pot looks positively pretty next to an eye-catching turquoise door. Plant pink-hued flowers for a matching look that makes visitors and residents smile.