Pink and green room inspiration
For a winning combination, pair green with pink, a complementary colour match sitting opposite each other on the colour wheel. It’s a combination we see a lot in nature, which is why we find it very comforting when it comes to interiors.
Green has the ability to create a soothing, serene atmosphere due to its connection with the outdoors, whereas pink adds warmth, softening the green tone.
This combination is extremely versatile making it adaptable for all areas of the home, here are just a few of our favourite ways to use it.
Pink and green bedrooms
One of the most popular areas of the home to use pink and green is in the bedroom. While pink is often associated with femininity, the use of green will balance it out and add more of a masculine feel.
Pair a bold green wallpaper such as Fayola by Harlequin with pink soft furnishings like headboards and cushions to add softness. If you prefer the finished effect of paint, get creative by painting the walls one colour and your furniture another. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can be used on any surface without the need to prep or prime, and works wonderfully in this pink and green bedroom scheme.
Window furnishings are extremely important in bedrooms, not only adding a stylish touch of pattern and colour but also ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The benefit of using our made to measure service is the wide selection of fabrics, allowing you to choose a design you really love and that matches both your style and your room perfectly, and the fact that we can create bespoke items to your exact measurements.
Floral fabric works really well as curtains and blinds, adding a touch of femininity and softness and bringing the serenity of the outdoors, inside. Some of our favourites include Melrose by Clarke & Clarke and Carnival by Christopher Farr Cloth.
Pink and green living rooms
Create a vibrant and fresh feel in your living space with the combination of pink and green patterned fabric and wallpaper. With a variety of designs and brands to choose from, start off by ordering samples to test how well the designs work in your scheme. A longstanding favourite pink and green fabric is Ikat Bokhara by GP & J Baker, seen here on this charming chesterfield sofa.
Alternatively, use paint on all walls. Some prefer the look and texture of wallpaper, adding depth and character to a room, whereas others prefer the simplicity and clean lines of painted walls. Pink paint acts as a great alternative to cream, beige and grey for living rooms, whereas a pop of green paint adds an interesting focal point. Don't forget about interior woodwork and flooring too for a really unique look.
Use accessories like scatter cushions on sofas and chairs or rugs to ensure the room has a harmonious feel. Either opt for a neutral, textured rug such as jute or sisal, or stick with the pink and green colour palette. Avoid introducing extra colour at this stage, as the result will be a cluttered feeling room.
Pink and green kitchens
The kitchen is the hub of the house, so it’s important not to overlook the use of colour here. The simplest way to incorporate colour into the kitchen is with paint.
Use paint for your walls, kitchen cabinets and even flooring, or opt for a feature wall using a pink and green wallpaper to tie it all together. Lots of the paints we stock can be used on any surface, from glass and metal, to fabric, so you could even get creative by painting lamp shades and other decorative accessories.
To tie it all together, add a splash of pattern with a made to measure blind in a complementary pink and green colour palette. Carnival by Christopher Farr Cloth or Fern Stripe by Anna French would work really nicely.
Our top tips on decorating with pink and green
1. The key is to balance and contrast the two colours so that one doesn’t overpower the other. Achieve this by creating a proportioned layered scheme, balancing different patterns and textures. For example, if you opt for a pink walls, use green fabric as an accent colour to add pops of freshness.
2. Use a moodboard to test how well colours and patterns sit alongside each other. This is your chance to get creative! Your first two samples are free.
3. No pink and green scheme is complete without some indoor plants. Bringing the freshness of lush greenery to brighten up the room and plants are believed to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing too.