While it may feel cliche to some, the truth is that many children (in particular little girls) love the color pink. As a parent, you want to be able to decorate your son or daughter’s room in a way that they absolutely love while still creating a space that you believe to be beautiful. In the wrong hands, pink can become saccharine and overpowering, and you do not want a room that feels like you are drowning in a vat of cotton candy. Luckily, it is possible to design a tasteful child’s room with plenty of pink, as long as you know what you’re doing. Following are just a few examples of how to use pink to great effect when designing a room for a child.
Visualizer: Tatyana Ryltsova
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when decorating with pink is that a pink theme does not mean that everything should be pink.
While a light shade of blush, as used in this design, can lean towards neutral, it is important to play it off of other true neutrals, like white, to avoid being overwhelming.
By using the popular mix of pink and white, this space is soothing instead of loud, making it a perfect retreat for a night of homework.
The subtlety of the pink in this room is quite elegant.
A pink nook for the television is just the right amount of color without creating a distraction.
The next room, from the same visualizer, shows that you can go a bit brighter with pink and still keep the space playful but not garish, even with kid’s decor.
Another tip for decorating effectively with pink is to mix shades, which this design does quite well.
Softer pinks for the walls is an ideal choice while using brighter shades for light fixtures and throw pillows adds dimension.
Another calming homework nook utilizes white as well, with a pink table lamp that really pops.
White also comes in with floating cloud accessories, another calming choice.
Finally, a similar television nook goes a bit more bubblegum with its accent color.
Visualizer: Rustem Urazmetov
In addition to mixing different shades of pink, mixing a few different patterns can give a modern, stylish look to a pink bedroom.
We get a glimpse of pattern mixing with a white brick wall opposed to a pink and white tile wall.
No matter what the color scheme, of course, plenty of storage is a must in a kids room.
Visualizer: Anastasia Skoblik
In this next space, we see how finding the right colors to complement the pink palette is key, starting with kids’ beds.
In this room, it’s a lovely mint color that complements.
The use of the green and pink together is certainly youthful but not cloyingly sweet.
The use of adorable artwork is also a nice touch.
Visualizer: FINE DESIGN
In this room, a unique floor lamp in white ties together a pink, black and white scheme.
Adding a bit of sparkle and shine, here in the guide of bedroom pendant lights, is another way to bring elegance to a pink room.
Black, white and pink is a classic color theme that calls to mind French macarons, which are very on trend.
Floating pink wall shelves are a practical and stylish addition.
A subtle kids’ night light is another well-chosen accessory.
Finally, an Eames-style rocking chair at the coral pink desk is high style.
Visualizer: Thao Uyen
The final room incorporates a few of the tips we’ve covered, including complementary colors, pattern mixing, and many shades of pink.
The patterned wallpaper, pennant flags and cozy size make this room particularly playful.
A stacked nightstand with sunny yellow is the perfect sophisticated accessory for this room.