These days, everyone – not just millennials – is thinking pink.
At Milan Design Week last month, the shade dubbed ‘millennial pink’ was absolutely everywhere, sending the design world in a frenzy. A gorgeous blushy-beige (like our Ted Baker Oriental Blossom bed linen), millennial pink was incorporated into rugs, chairs, cabinets and sofas – as well as gracing the runways of designer shows like Prada and Nina Ricci.
Whether you’re a fan or not, pink is shaping up to be one of the defining palettes of 2017. If you’re a bit intimidated to work with such a stand-out colour, here are a few of our favourite ways to experiment with this new trend.Play with pink in one room first – like the bathroom, for example. These lusciously fluffy Bliss towels are the ideal shade of pink and are an inexpensive way to experiment with this colour in your home. Pair with a matching bathmat and a cute vase of pink flowers – our faux begonia is the perfect shade of peachy pink and is a nice subtle pop of cheer.Throws and cushions are another fuss-free way to introduce a new colour into your home. The pattern and grey accents on our Cotton Criss Cross throw create a subtle contrast that will easily suit any interior design theme. Pair with our Ana Putty cushion (pictured) to bring out the blush hue.Blending millennial pink with similar colours – like we’ve done with our Thomasville corner sofa – is a great way to make a soft style statement. The luxurious texture of the velvet upholstery and the washed-out striped pattern on the throw pillows give this set-up the look of ultimate comfort and cosiness. Brighten this timeless look up even more with light wooden pieces, such as a coffee table in an ash or pale oak finish.On the other hand, we’re also big fans of a bold statement! One way to embrace pink is to go all out and make it the focal point of the entire room. Our Carnaby sofa is, we admit, a touch brighter than millennial pink – but colour clashing is another trend that’s spot on for spring/summer! We love to combine lively colours for an effortlessly cheery vibe, although a bright piece can be beautifully muted with neutral greys and beiges.
What do you think about pink? How would you work in this colour into your interior design? Let us know in the comments below or @FishpoolsUK – and make sure you tag us in any photos you upload. We love to see your interior design skills!