Pink is certainly the colour of the moment isn’t it? But how do you decorate with blush pink in a living room?
Ever since Pantone named Rose Quartz as one of its colours of the year for 2016, the high street has been awash with it. It’s a delicious pale pink — not too saccharine sweet, not too babyish — a restful blush pink that sits beautifully with so many other shades.
Here are just a few of the colours that Pantone suggest compliment Rose Quartz.
Recently I shared our conservatory sitting room on the blog — we’ve had the same colour-scheme for a few years now — so I thought we could do with a change. I quite like the thought of a blush ink and grey living room, but didn’t want to completely redecorate.
I put a little mood board together — just a couple of simple bits and pieces. Cushions and accessories; rather than a full overhaul.
1. Patterned Cushion Cover — £3.99 — H&M
2. Pink Rose Candle — £1 — B&Q
3. Dark Grey Rug — £59 — IKEA
4. Pink Plant Pot — £1 — IKEA
5. Printed Cushion Cover — £4.00 — H&M
6.Set of 2 Glass Display Boxes — £15 — IKEA
7. Canvas Cushion Cover — £3.99 — H&M
8. Irregular Stripe Cushion — £9 — B&Q
And here’s how it looks:
How do you decorate with blush pink? Here’s how!
Use Monochrome to Tie Everything Together
The biggest expense by far was the rug.
It took up over half of my budget but as it really pulls everything together and totally changes the feel of the room, so I think it was a worthwhile investment.
Particularly as, when the pink accessories have had their day and my head has been turned by another shade — which we all know will happen. The charcoal grey and white will work well paired with with any colour I throw at it next.
I re-painted one of my picture frames, from turquoise to pink.
Valspar at B&Q have the most amazing range of colours to choose from and even have a Pantone range. The pink I’ve used on the frame is Rose Quartz.
And finally, I gathered together a few other bits and pieces that I had around the house that tied in well and used the little glass boxes from IKEA to display some tumbled stones and a huge lump of purple glass that I’d dug up in our garden a few years ago.
It usually sits by itself on the window sill, so it’s lovely to finally have somewhere to show it off properly.