Growing up, my room was always painted in a blush pink shade and even now, I have to refrain myself from going overboard with pink décor in my home. Imagine my delight that pink is super hot on the trend front right now. I’m talking soft, grown-up pastels with a chalky finish (nothing sickly, please). It’s deemed a new neutral and when paired with rich shades such as green, it’s a look that will easily span the seasons. Where have I spotted this colour combo? Kitchen tiles, bedroom accessories or bathroom walls, for starters.
There are multiple ways to welcome this trend in your home – through a pop of colour on a shelf, a statement rug or fully embracing it and renovating your entire bedroom based on this colour scheme. FYI, it works just as well in the kitchen or bathroom too. I’ve picked some of my favourites to get the creative juices flowing…
Choose a unique wallpaper print
Walls are your blank canvas, so try a pink and green wallpaper in a botanical print to create a sanctuary feeling in your bedroom. Similarly, wall art is a great way to decorate a lonely wall – go with a tropical image in a vibrant green and a thin pink frame.
Upgrade your splashback
Add a bit of flavour to your kitchen through your splashback – the area behind a sink, worktop or appliance. Forget the classic white square tiles and choose pastel green ones with geometric patterns. Then, paint the remaining wall in a dusty pink shade to complete the look. You can match your kitchen cabinets to this colour scheme and add a pastel green Smeg FAB fridge to create a retro look.
Pink and green tiles
Moving on to bathroom tiles, the options are – you guessed it – endless. However, keeping in mind this trend and narrowing down the options, you can renovate your bathroom with glossy pink and green tiles – which will also liven up the space. The great thing about metro tiles is that you can arrange them in any way you like – herringbone style, straight or in a basket weave style. Because the focal point will now be the tiles, you can simply choose a classic white roll top bath, a white basin for a fresh and clean look.
Be bold and revive your bathroom with a pink washbasin and matching shower tray. Add a green touch though accessories, such as a fiddle-leaf fig tree in a statement pot next to your bath and a soft green rug.
Everyone needs extra storage in their home, so why not take the chance to add a dash of colour through it? This blush pink and olive green vintage-inspired lockers are perfect for any room in your home – stylish and practical.
When it comes to your bedroom, you can easily integrate this trend through bedding sets. You can choose a powder pink bedding set and place a sage green throw blanket at the end of your bed, or go with a floral print with pink and green accents.
If you’ve always wanted to swap your sofa with a brand new one – this is the moment. Add the wow-factor in your home with a statement fuchsia or teal green velvet sofa. You can also transform your dining area with a couple sage green bar stools and create the perfect seating area for an evening get-together.
Paint it over
Paint is a great way to upgrade an old item, such as a wardrobe, a table or a plain wall. Bring back to life an old piece of furniture, that had been stuck in your storage for years, with a couple coats of paint in a vibrant pink shade. This a great way to upcycle your unused items and save your budget at the same time.
One quick and easy way to adopt this trend is through décor. Imagine pink and green cushions resting on your bed, bright pink candles burning in your bathroom and nibble bowls beautifully set on your kitchen island. Have you fallen in love with this trend already? I sure did.
Add a fresh touch with house plants
You might already have one for the two ingredients necessary to successfully recreate this décor recipe in your kitchen – house plants. It’s one of the easiest ways to integrate this trendy colour scheme in your home. All you have to do is plant your greenery in a pink pot, or place some flowers in a pink vase, and set it nicely on your kitchen shelf or worktop.
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Featured image: One prominent trend this spring/summer season is pink and green kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. iStock/KatarzynaBialasiewicz