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Home Remodeling Improvement - Pretty in Pink - Design Ideas

Updated on November 24, 2014

I love a pink room - I think it makes everyone glow. A pink room reflects beautifully on all the surfaces of the room and all that enter.

Pink is a great color for clothing - both for men and women but yet I believe pink is underutilized in our home decorating. From peach to pink to blazing fuchsia - all are great colors for almost every room of the house.

Perhaps it was the pink bedroom I had when I was growing up that was draped in pink with flowers of a pink magnolia. Perhaps it was the fuzzy flocked pink wallpaper in my bathroom that always called for me to pet the walls. Remember the fuzzy raised wallpaper from the 1960s?

I believe pink is one of the best colors for a room - it is soothing to sit in and read and converse, it basks your skin in a healthy glow. From my very first home to the home that I built, pink has been a color for at least one room. For the home that I built I had a pink - yes, a pink kitchen - complete with an over sized special order light pink porcelain sink. The wallpaper was a stubtle pink, the sink was a subtle pink and the floor was faux pink marble tile.

So it should come as no surprise that I have delighted in compiling a collection of various pink rooms - from vintage to modern and practically every room in the house - bedrooms would be too simple - the bathrooms the kitchen and more. From light pink to bright fuchsia. The designs are all inventive. Some are even elegant when combined with marble. Yes, many are classic vintage and cottage like - but of course but check out the sophisticated designs that make you feel like New York Park Avenue.

Journey with me as we explore:

  • Exotic Pink Kitchens (the fuchsia kitchen I find classic and stunning!)
  • Pink Master Suites
  • Pink Modern Bathrooms
  • Pink Vintage Bathrooms

My goal is to add a little color to your home, bask in the glow of a pink room and simply enjoy the color pink and the emotional impact it can have on you and your family. Enjoy the journey!

Stay with us til the end and share with us your opinion of what pink room works best.

Beautiful Star Gazer Lily Bouquet
Beautiful Star Gazer Lily Bouquet | Source

Nature's Palette of Pinks

Nature provides us with a palette of pink - everything from the very faint and subtle peach to the bright fuchsia. All colors work but the trick is to choose the color that works best for your personality. As with all colors and home decorating and improvement, choose carefully so that the colors may be changed. Marketability of your home is always a consideration. Pink paint is relatively cheap and can readily be changed. Colorful furniture can be moved and wallpaper can be changed. Pink cabinets and fixtures are an item to carefully to consider - they are more expensive and timely to change.

The Flower - Fuchsia

Fushsia
Fushsia | Source

Fuchsia - The Deepest Pink of All

Fuchsia is the deepest color pink of all.  Trend analyst have stated that 2011 will be the year for this color - yes!  Finally fuchsia is being recognized as a terrific color.  What is fuchsia?  Fuchsia is a vivid deep color just this side of red or purple.  It is derived from the plant called "fuchsia" which is shown to the right.   Fuchsia is a synonym for magenta.

Exotic Pink Kitchens - From Vintage to Modern to Classic

Vintage pink kitchen design idea
Vintage pink kitchen design idea | Source
Pink modern kitchen design idea
Pink modern kitchen design idea
Hot pink transitional kitchen
Hot pink transitional kitchen
Vintage pink kitchen
Vintage pink kitchen | Source
Classic Pink Kitchen with Hot Pink Walls
Classic Pink Kitchen with Hot Pink Walls | Source

Pink Tiles - Various Designs

Various pretty pink tiles
Various pretty pink tiles | Source

Faux Pink Marble Tile

Faux pink marble tile
Faux pink marble tile | Source

Pink Vintage Bathrooms

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pink bathroom | Source
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pink bathroom | Source
pink bathroom with vintage tile in pink and black with arch around bathtub enclosure
pink bathroom with vintage tile in pink and black with arch around bathtub enclosure | Source
claw foot white tub in pink bathroom
claw foot white tub in pink bathroom | Source
beautiful pink and white bathroom tile
beautiful pink and white bathroom tile | Source
Martha Stewart's version of a vintage pink bathroom.  Old charm with a few modern twists like pink subway tiles.
Martha Stewart's version of a vintage pink bathroom. Old charm with a few modern twists like pink subway tiles. | Source
pink bathroom with white fixtures
pink bathroom with white fixtures | Source

Vintage Pink Bathroom Advertisements

Where most of the fixtures offered during the first half of the 1920s were almost always white, color was the innovation that manufacturers dangled enticingly to homeowners after 1925. Colors from the late 20s forward were available at a small additi
Where most of the fixtures offered during the first half of the 1920s were almost always white, color was the innovation that manufacturers dangled enticingly to homeowners after 1925. Colors from the late 20s forward were available at a small additi | Source

Modern Pink Bathrooms

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light pink elegant bathroom
light pink elegant bathroom | Source
pink ultra modern bathroom design ideas
pink ultra modern bathroom design ideas | Source
Space is organized more traditionally by Amanda Nesbit, who wrapped a cerise melon-pattern Manuel Canovas wallpaper around a bathtub, evoking youthful energetic passion and a romantic garden.  Nesbit always uses bright pink well and here, plays up th
Space is organized more traditionally by Amanda Nesbit, who wrapped a cerise melon-pattern Manuel Canovas wallpaper around a bathtub, evoking youthful energetic passion and a romantic garden. Nesbit always uses bright pink well and here, plays up th | Source
pink bathroom with white fixtures and cabinets
pink bathroom with white fixtures and cabinets | Source

Pink Accessories for the Bathroom

pink bathroom accessories such as toothbrush holder, tissue box, water, perfume and wastebasket
pink bathroom accessories such as toothbrush holder, tissue box, water, perfume and wastebasket | Source
pink bathroom accessories on etsy
pink bathroom accessories on etsy | Source

Pink Accessories

What is the best alternative to household bliss?  Pink accessories!  Pink goes along way in any room - especially in the bathroom.  Keep the floor and walls neutral and add in a touch of pink in the accessories.  Change it out from time to time just to keep things lighthearted.

The vintage items in pink are my favorite.  Check out eBay for great buys.  Don't spend allot - just look for a great buy on special you enjoy.

Pretty Pink Bathroom Accents

pretty pink bathroom
pretty pink bathroom | Source

Pink Bathroom

pink bathroom with pink accessories
pink bathroom with pink accessories | Source

Pink in the Ceramics

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pink bathroom sink with exquisite floral design and gold accents
pink bathroom sink with exquisite floral design and gold accents | Source
floral sink with pink flowers
floral sink with pink flowers | Source

Pink with Grey

elegant pink floral wallpaper in bathroom with grey marble vanity top
elegant pink floral wallpaper in bathroom with grey marble vanity top | Source

Fuchsia and Pink Nurseries

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pink nursery | Source
bright pink nursery
bright pink nursery | Source
stylist fushia pink nursery
stylist fushia pink nursery | Source
white nursery with pink accounts
white nursery with pink accounts | Source
pink nursery ideas
pink nursery ideas | Source
black and pink stylist nursery with creative ceiling border
black and pink stylist nursery with creative ceiling border | Source
striped pink wallpaper in babies nursery
striped pink wallpaper in babies nursery
black and pink nusery
black and pink nusery | Source
nursery with brown walls and pink accents
nursery with brown walls and pink accents | Source
pink and lime green nursery
pink and lime green nursery
pink and white bedroom with balloon curtains
pink and white bedroom with balloon curtains

Pink and Fuchsia Nursery Ideas

A child's nursery for a little girl is a dream in any color pink. In fuchsia it is memorable and exciting and fun. The style options are literally limitless. Combine black with pink for an avant garde look, combine brown and pink for a more adult version of the room or keep with the classic white and pink.

I found the the canopy bed to be the most charming of all and look it is combined with other fine white wire within the room to echo the theme.

Shabby chic has been overly showcased in recent years - look no shabby chic yet there are plenty of style options to choose from.

Take note of the crystal chandeliers that crown these feminine rooms. The crystal is the light that allow the pink tones to continue to reflect in a magical manner.

Every little girl under 5, I feel deserves a pink bedroom.  And every female over 5 should have the option too!

Share Your Opinion-It Does Count!

What room do you feel works best for pink?

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© 2011 Ken Kline

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I really enjoyed this one and have to admit that even though I wouldn't have a pink themed kitchen, it certainly works.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Take care,

      Eiddwen.

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      A great hub and truly beautiful pictures. I love the color pink. Well done. Voted up.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Gorgeous gma! I love pink, but for kitchens? Maybe not for me =) I would however paint my future dream closet pink.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Eiddwen,

      Yes, the pink kitchen is a surprise and it does work in a myriad of different tones.

      Rhonda,

      I too love the color pink but never thought of pink until my husband and I found a vintage home with a "pink" kitchen which spawned my curiosity of what to do with pink and whether or not I could make it work.

      Yenajeon,

      A dream closet in any color is wonderful. I love my clothing but only when I can locate it and organize it. I know pink for kitchens - that is what started my hunt - we are considering buying a home with a 1957 pink metal kitchen! I don't know IF we will get it and the real mystery is whether or not I can update it and retain the "pink" - will keep you posted.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      My mother-in-law used to have pink tile in her kitchen and main bathroom! The woodwork in the kitchen was ash which made for a rich counterpoint. While it was certainly dated...it was pretty!

      As to the fuzzy wallpaper in the 60's...I remember it. Oh...and I chose pink for my bedroom walls when I was a young girl. Haha!

      Nice hub. Voted up!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Isn't it amazing how color is remembered. Oh, the fuzzy pink that I was in love with! Thanks for stopping by and voting up!

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      Bathtub Refinishing 5 years ago

      Very interesting! I would not have thought that color would have looked as nice as it does!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i like pink bathroom, cute and chic

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Pink can be very charming. That bathroom is a doll! But of course! :)

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      Dany 2 years ago

      Going to put this arlitce to good use now.

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Dany,

      Please stop back and share what you ended up doing with a pink décor.

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