Despite the fact that Pantone’s 2017 colour is greenery, it seems that the unofficial colour of the year is millennial pink. It’s everywhere, in our homes, on our clothes, in our hair. If you’ve been living under a rock and are not sure exactly what shade of pink we’re talking about, it’s fairly difficult to describe exactly. However, it’s somewhere between a soft, creamy rose quartz and a perfectly ripe grapefruit.
But just what is it about this colour that have people so obsessed? Well, it’s probably the fact that while it is pink (which, in outdated eyes is a ‘girl’s’ colour), it’s still very neutral, even, dare we say it, gender neutral. There’s nothing about it that is particularly girly, in fact, it’s very Wes Anderson. Whether you’re working into your home decor or your wardrobe, it will work with nearly any other shade. If you’re looking to work this trend into your home, without having it look too trendy, here are some casual and easy ways to work it in to your existing decor.
The easiest and non-committal way to explore this trend is with your linen. Pick up a set in a cotton or linen so that it’s cool and breathable for summer. If you’re worried your room is going to be a little too bubblegum-y, you can keep the rest of the room simple with wooden accents or you can toughen things up by colour blocking with emerald green.
Throws and Cushions
Any stylish person knows that casually tossing a throw onto a couch will make any room look that much more chic, and you’ll certainly score extra style points for making that a millennial pink throw. Cushions and curtains are also a low-cost way to update your living room.
Paint An Accent Wall
There’s something about millennial pink that works exceptionally well on walls. It’s a statement, but it’s also barely there. If you’re still not entirely convinced how the colour will work in an entire room, just paint an accent wall. Not only can you just paint back over it if you change your mind, but allowing the colour to pop will create a soothing effect that is still quite understated.
If you’re keen to move the pink into your kitchen, a tile backsplash is a great way to do it. This is also a relatively inexpensive way to incorporate a trend into your home, because you won’t need a lot of tiles and if you’re good at DIY, you can do it yourself. And, of course, once you get over the colour, you can remove the tiles and replace with something else.
Go For A Pink Couch
If you’re committing to this colour (and why shouldn’t you, it’s basically a neutral), why not splash out and either re-upholster your couch in a millennial pink velour or velvet. The rest of your living room will be able to stay pretty much the same, too, which means you won’t have to change the rest of your colour scheme to make this bold accent work.