How to Update Pink and Rose
I’m a big fan of rose – when it has a French accent and is in my wine glass. However, when it comes to decorating, pink/rose can be a tough one to update.
When used as a decorative touch or accent, pink or dusty rose can look feminine, classic, and can easily be incorporated into almost any colour scheme. BUT, those itty-bitty pink parts are not what today’s blog post is about.
Today we’re talking about surfaces that are pink, proud, and too pricey to update!
- BATHROOM FIXTURES
So what do you do if you are STUCK with a pink surface that is too expensive to replace? You keep reading.
Pink wallpaper, tile, vanity and countertop – it’s the perfect 1990’s storm!
Updating Pink or Dusty Rose Using Artwork
Artwork is an awesome way to update a room that has fixed pink surfaces (carpet, countertop, etc…). And while it might seem odd to accent a room with the colour that you’re trying to get rid of, EMBRACING the pink can help it feel more natural to the space. When you fight against it, you may end up accenting it, doing the EXACT OPPOSITE of what you originally intended.
The key is to find artwork that has pink or dusty rose in it, along with more modern colours and neutrals. This is a great way to transition pink into a more modern style, without alienating it.
- Mistana Rose Quartz 2. Summer Bliss 3. Pastel Pink Peony 4. Stone Abstract 5. Fading Flower 6. Into the Cherry Blossom 7. Evergreens 8. Sylvie Succulent 9. Blush Buds
Updating Pink or Dusty Rose in the Bathroom
Pink and dusty rose can be found ALL OVER the bathroom, including fixtures (toilet, tub, sinks), tile, flooring and countertop. And while those items can be quite expensive to replace, choosing the right shower curtain can help to update your bathroom for under $50!
My fave of the bunch HAS to be #9. Navy blue, white and pink is a feminine, classic way to update an outdated pink bathroom.
Embrace your Pink
(just not in public – wink wink)
There’s something about pink that brings out the fun in a room! Pink gives you an excuse to get girly and add some unexpected touches to a room in the form of accents and decor.
The Best or WORST thing to do with pink…
If you love pink and want to jack up its volume, then you’ll want to look at colours like teal, blue and green to contrast with your pink surface. These colours create a SUPER dynamic combo and look even MORE awesome when paired with white and black for a slightly more graphic approach.
If you are looking to downplay your pink, those colours will ONLY serve to accent it, making it look even stronger and you’ll want to lean toward the more neutral end of things.
The Best Paint Colours to Update Pink Countertop, Carpet or Tile
When it comes to ‘decorating’ a pink room, it’s good to accent with pink. However, when it comes to paint colours, you’ll want to avoid pink like the friggin’ plague!
And because paint colours are a creature unto themselves, I’ve dedicated an entire blog post to the topic, which you can check out here…
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