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Ideas to Update Pink or Dusty Rose Countertops, Carpet, Tile and More…

Posted on January 17, 2018 by KylieMawdsley

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!

  • TILE

So what do you do if you are STUCK with a pink surface that is too expensive to replace? You keep reading.

Ideas for how to update a room with pink tile, fixtures, carpet, countertop or other. Kylie M interiors

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.

Rustic romantic style bedroom with reclaimed wood, Benjamin Moore Revere PEwter, chandelier, pink blush accents. Kylie M Interiors E-design, online paint color consultant and edecor blog

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.

Artwork, decor to update pink carpet, countertops or a room. Kylie M E-design, online blog, decorating, paint color consulting

  1. 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
  • #6 is no longer available, so the attachment is to a similar one.
  • #7 is no longer available.

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!

Best shower curtains decor to update bathroom with pink, dusty rose fixtures, tile, countertop, tub, toilet. Kylie M E-design, online paint color consulting, blog

1. Sterling 2. Ornellas Ruffle  3. Nemeara  4. Hotel Cotton 5. Charlotte 6. Ivanna  7. Happy Peva 8. Foreside Paisley OR THIS cute one 9. Sanna

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.

  • #2, #3 and #9 are no longer available, so I linked to new, even cuter ones! 

Accent colours with pink or dusty rose

Read more:  The Best Paint Colours to Update a Pink Room

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.

It’s like a Pepto Bismol convention – but even this much pink can look fab with the right paint colour and decor!
That’s right, rather than fighting the pink, you can choose to add a bit more of it to the room in the form of accents. By doing this you actually decrease the visual impact of it as it will FINALLY become part of the colour scheme of your room – rather than the evil redheaded stepchild (which I am, by the way, so all you crazy-ass gingers can’t get mad at me).
  • #1 is no longer available, I replaced it with a wicked cool abstract! 

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.

Colours to accent pink countertop, carpet, tile, fixtures


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…

The Best Paint Colours to Update a Pink Room

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  1. Hi there,

    We recently bought a home that is taupe with a pink undertone. It’s not quite in the budget to repaint the entire house. What would be a good choice for the trim to bring it back down to a more neutral appearance?


  2. Hi Kylie,
    Thanks for this post – it was super helpful! My daughters new home has two ’70’s bathroom. A total redo is not in the budget. She will paint the ‘pink tile’ bathroom Light French Gray. Would the same paint color work in a ‘teal tile’ bathroom? Thanks so much!!!

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      1. Hi Kylie,
        Thank you for your reply! I just purchased your one room package for help with the ‘teal’ bathroom. A quick question regarding the ‘pink bathroom’ – my daughter plans to paint the master bedroom SW Silvermist. Again, the (very small) master bath has pink/mauve tile (shower & halfway up walls). Would the Light French Gray be a good choice or would Agreeable Gray be a better transition color to Silvermist? Thanks so much!!! Love your blog!!!

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          Awesome, thank you for purchasing a package! Now I wouldn’t do Agreeable Gray as i think it will be too muddy. Light French Gray will be more safe, maybe just lighten it by 25% (or even 50% really). NOw I am just GUESSING as I haven’t seen photos, but it should get you on the right path!

  3. I have what I think is “fawn beige”. Sort of a pinky beige. I painted above the tiles “Lauren Lace” from Olymipic (a very light – ALMOST while lilac toward the pink side) which does look good with the tile. I have no idea what to paint the vanity. I had Willow by BM and I have Manchester Tan now by BM. I embrace the pink and accessorized with a pink and cream shower curtain which I love. North facing room. But that darned vanity…..

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