25 PINK ROOM IDEAS TO SATISFY YOUR BARBIECORE DREAMS

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Romain Ricard
Romain Ricard

If there was ever a time to banish the black, bury the beige, and think pink as Kay Thompson famously pronounced in Funny Face, it’s now. Pink—in all its blushing variations—is everywhere, from Cardi B’s OTT Met Gala look to Barbie’s blockbuster bubblegum marketing blitz. We’re not the least bit surprised. Color experts had long been predicting this rose-colored revival in interiors, with 2023 colors of the year ranging from Pantone’s electrifying Viva Magenta to Sherwin-Williams’s romantic Redend Point. And according to Behr paints, pink shades in its portfolio saw year-over-year sales increases up to an impressive 32 percent. It’s easy to understand pink’s popularity, owing to the range of hues its palette offers; its warmth; and, of course, its inherent sense of fun. Still not tickled by the idea of a fuchsia foyer or salmon salon? Thankfully, interior designers in the ELLE DECOR archive have proved the hue’s versatility, whether it’s dressing a peach-tinted changing room or in a bold floral adorning an entry. Read on for 25 of our favorite pink room ideas.

1. BUBBLEGUM EVERYTHING

This dreamy house, in France’s famed Grasse region, was renovated by Lancôme as a celebration of its favorite flower: the rose. The designers responded by dousing everything inside and out in the same rosy hue. Talk about striking us pink!

Romain Ricard
Romain Ricard

2. PINK MURAL

Pink gets even more whimsy in the elegant Portuguese home of Filipa de Abreu. Here, a mural, hand-painted in Jaipur, India, depicts tigers and a giraffe prowling across a bubblegum backdrop.

Pascal Chevallier
Pascal Chevallier

3. PAINTERLY PINK LOUNGE

According to architect Frank Webb of the design firm White Webb, the owner of this Woodstock, New York, home wanted her office to channel a “girl-power vibe,” from the Barbie artwork by Mark Hogancamp to the painterly wallpaper by Glamora. A backlit display case showing off a collection of vintage glassware adds even more rainbow brights.

Read McKendree
Read McKendree

4. DUSTY ROSE SITTING ROOM

This room graced our September 2022 cover, and it’s easy to see why with its blush-tinted walls (Portofino by Portola Paints) and curvaceous Vladimir Kagan sofa. In fact, homeowner Mara Brock Akil calls it her “rosé room.” Let the good times flow!

Kelly Marshall
Kelly Marshall

5. VIVID PINK PASSAGE

Fashion insiders Michel and Sally Perrin decamp to this sherbet-hued villa on Mexico’s Pacific coast, where open-air passageways and palapas are doused in electric shades of raspberry. “There’s a word in French, ludique, which means whimsical, clever,” Sally says. “I think that’s what we were trying to accomplish with this house—to keep it light and playful.”

Trevor Tondro
Trevor Tondro

6. PALE PINK BEDROOM

Sweet dreams are made of this! In shoe designer Minna Parikka’s Helsinki home, pared-back Scandinavian design meets fun. The bedroom, shown here, got an entirely pink treatment, from the lacquered walls to the shutters to the bedframe. “I love creating worlds that are filled with fantasy and escape from the mundane,” she tells us.

minna parikka
minna parikka

7. SOFT PEACH DRESSING ROOM

Could there be anything more glamorous than a blush-hued dressing room? Studio Shamshiri coated this colossal closet entirely in pink, but it doesn’t go saccharine owing to organic forms and bespoke timber storage.

Stephen Kent Johnson
Stephen Kent Johnson
8. PINK APPLIANCES
If you’re looking for ways to bring pink into your home beyond a coat of paint, consider your appliances. When New York firm Le Whit designed this fun pad for a local accessories designer, “We were deliberate about the pop of ultrafeminine with the stove,” principal Liza Curtiss says of the La Cornue cooktop. “It was our client’s dream stove—she’d discussed it with her family years before, actually!”
Nicole Franzen
Nicole Franzen

9. SCENE-STEALING PINK SOFA

Kicky pink furniture can also achieve the impact of a pink-painted room…without the commitment. This puckered pink sofa from Ligne Roset brings just the right hit of color in this New York apartment designed by Nina Barnieh-Blair.

10. MAGENTA MOMENTS
We couldn’t possibly leave out this Barbiecore-fabulous Canadian mother-daughter residence from our archive. And though it relies on a soft blue to ground the overall palette, the designers from Plaid Fox incorporated pops of magenta and mauve in the accessories.
Ema Peter
Ema Peter

FUCHSIA STRIPES

If you want to see how pink is done on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, look no further than the home of the late design legend Lee Radziwill. Here in her dining room, walls, windows, and table are in a matching Milanese pink silk.

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