Thinking About Painting Your Walls Pink?

by mihgasper

Pink is a trendy choice for interiors, so it's good to know where it belongs and how to use its combination of soothing and invigorating powers to its best.

Not so long ago, pink was the girly color reserved for candy, clothes, and stuff confined in the girls' rooms. Things changed. The popularity of pink in all its countless shades steadily arose until it became one of the most sought-after choices in modern interior design.

If you are thinking about painting your home, pink paint should be very close to the top of your list of paints to think about. Pale shades to calm, bolder hues to energize, and purplish pinks to make a statement - they are all here, ready to help you achieve the desired effect and improve the quality of your living.

Which Spaces Can Be Upgraded by Pink?

In short - just all of them. Pink paint suits all spaces, especially if we consider hundreds of popular shades and tens of thousands of possible combinations. Bright or bold, in just one or several hues, dominating or with just a hint of paint, pink paint covers all interiors.


The water-resistant paint in pink color is a popular choice for bathrooms. Being still 'a girly color' pink is an obvious solution for the space where girls and ladies spend so much time. It's soft and soothing, perfect for relaxing after a long working day, but it can be an invigorating option for a vibrant start to the day as well.


Bathrooms are often small, so a dusky pink paint for the walls with a white ceiling is a great possibility to create an optical illusion of greater space. The opposite way is an aggressive combination of pink with bolder colors, like dark shades of blue or green.

And, of course, you can use pink for details only.



Kitchen walls are not confined in white, beige, ivory, and different pastels, suggesting cleanness and freshness, anymore. Pink paint goes great in the kitchen, being used for walls cabinets, or just some specific elements, like a refrigerator or table with chairs.

Pink possesses the right amount of energy for the working space and improves one's appetite if the kitchen is the eating place. At the same time, it can be calm enough to keep the mood of the users relaxed enough to be able of spending a lot of time on more demanding kitchen projects or enjoy longer meals in pleasant company.


Dining Room

As you already know colors have an important impact on appetite. That's why restaurants love the red color and avoid everything blue. Pink, obviously falls in the family of reds. Pink walls, especially in bolder tones, will make you feel a bit hungrier and your food a bit tastier.

Don't exaggerate, because too strong reddish and purplish tones can make you too excited and irritable, which is not a perfect basis for a nice family dinner. Like always, it's good to start with something easy (like pale pink paint on the walls with a white ceiling, or maybe only one pink wall among ivory ones) and add more pink with time curtains, furniture, accessories, ...).

Living Room

The living room is the heart of each home. This is where we hang out the most, accept visits, or just loosen up in front of the television. Pink in its huge versatility of countless shades is a great paint that can create the perfect vibe you intend to create.


Again, pink paint is not necessarily used for walls only. It's not necessarily used just in one shade and definitely not necessarily the only color you can select. The white ceiling is a classic choice for a combo, with pale pinks on the wall and a possibility to add some more daring pink paints with a higher percentage of red with an addition of red or blue to create a vibrant feel for the residents.


Pink in the sleeping room is a stereotypically girly color. Yet, in its paler tones, sometimes edging on very bright yellow, it has a calming effect on men too. On the other hand, it's the most sensual color, which can add a little extra to the tenderness of a loving couple.


A pink bedroom is a welcoming place with a warm, safe feeling, exemplary for a sleeping space. If you don't want to look it too girly, just don't go overboard - balance pink with other colors, especially earthly tones, use contrasting accessories with a rough, pattern, or metallic look, and be careful at choosing fabrics (burlap is definitely more masculine than satin, for instance), etc. In short: don't go overboard. A good approach is to start with something soft, and non-aggressive and add more with time when you got a better idea if you need to add more pinkish or more other hues.

Children's Room

While pink undoubtedly belongs in the most playful room in the house, its use is probably the most tricky among all the interiors.

First of all, you need to consider the gender of the kid. Girls will very likely love it but boys can like it too at least in some certain period of childhood. Second, the taste will change and for children, it can change with the speed of light. Things are further complicated if we have more than one kid per room, their taste could be next to impossible to match.


Then, there are also visitors who have an impact, not to mention kids' peers and role models. So, it's best to start pretty neutral and add pink (the same is true for other vivid colors) with specific elements, like curtains, wallpaper, surfaces of the furniture, stickers, toys, etc. In short, go with pink like you intend to keep it forever yet you could remove it tomorrow.

Laundry Room

The colors of the laundry room should be approached similarly to the colors of the kitchen. Essentially it's a working place, so a hint of energetic pink could only help. It's also a place that identifies with hygiene, so white and pasteles are always a good option.

Pink posses both and we just need to find the right shades and combinations to achieve the perfect result. This will not necessarily succeed at once. Sometimes we need to experiment a bit to find an optimal solution but it's important to have a general idea, to have the right motivation, and probably most important of all: to start.

We could go on and on with different rooms in the house or even expand the usage of pink paint to exteriors but you probably already have an idea of how to paint your life with just a hint or a large dose of pink.

Updated: 10/06/2023, mihgasper
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DerdriuMarriner on 10/05/2023

The bathroom image is quite convincing for the appeal of pink colors.

The wall looks like it probably is tiled from its meeting with the ceiling to its meeting with the floor. Might the ceiling and the floor also be tiled?

DerdriuMarriner on 10/05/2023

The computer crashed before I could continue with my comment concerning, somewhat relatedly somewhat unrelatedly, pink living-room carpeting.

The imaged carpet looks somewhat plush and thick even as it likeliest may find its texture somewhat marred by movable furniture not moved around. It might hold the weight-marks from chair, couch, sofa and table legs. It also might keep some traces of furniture color, such as brown seeping from too much atmospheric moisture -- perhaps from rain coming in through open windows or people tracking wet footprints from baths, pools and showers -- in the room.

Would you happen to know what product would be most effective against such dark-color stains to pink carpeting? Also, would you happen to know how often furniture has to be moved to prevent weight-settling depressions to carpeting?

DerdriuMarriner on 10/05/2023

Re-appreciating your images called to mind a long ago question that I intended to fit in between pink-related comments and questions.

The image below the Living room subheading has a most attractive pink carpet.

Might you know what household products would clean it or would such splendor only be possible through professional cleaners?

DerdriuMarriner on 10/04/2023

The computer crashed before I concluded my comment concerning pink shingles.

If there be no pink shingles available, what color would respond best to pink-painting? If so, what protection would be needed to keep them their pinkest?

DerdriuMarriner on 10/04/2023

The shingles on the garage/shed and the house need replacing. The roofers selected green to replace what weathers into black-green and black-gray.

Would you ever have come across pink shingles?

DerdriuMarriner on 09/26/2023

The second paragraph under your second subheading, Bathroom, advises us readers that "Bathrooms are often small, so a dusky pink paint for the walls with a white ceiling is a great possibility to create an optical illusion of greater space. The opposite way is an aggressive combination of pink with bolder colors, like dark shades of blue or green."

Does the aforementioned description mean that dusky pink with white makes things look more spacious and that pink with bold, dark blue or green make them look les spacious?

Would it matter what kind of pink the latter is? In other words, would any kind of pink with boldly dark colors convey roominess?

DerdriuMarriner on 09/26/2023

The image between your Kitchen and Dining Room subheadings involve the color blue in the windows.

That might represent a blue-sky day seen through the windows. But what if it represents blue glass?

Internet searches show pink stained glass and pink-glass room dividers. Would pink glass be something that you've come across for pink interiors?

DerdriuMarriner on 09/01/2023

Your first introductory paragraph alerts us to the perhaps universal appeal of pink hues in its declaration that "The popularity of pink in all its countless shades steadily arose until it became one of the most sought-after choices in modern interior design."

Always I have respected the choices of my feline sentients. It's particularly true in this dollhouse that I'm making based on the information that so inspires me from the above wizzley.

Might the appeal of pink hues be something that cats seek when they're not anxious over finding the appropriate browns and greens in natural environments to hide them from their enemies (I never have understand why anyone, anything would be inimical to felines)?

My feline sentients seem to quite like my dollhouse, and albeit always being polite they tell me when something isn't to their liking!

DerdriuMarriner on 08/31/2023

Your first subheading, Which Spaces Can Be Upgraded by Pink?, considers that "Pink paint suits all spaces, especially if we consider hundreds of popular shades and tens of thousands of possible combinations."

What would be the names of some of the popularest shades and combinations?

DerdriuMarriner on 08/30/2023

The first paragraph in your last subheading, Laundry room, mentions pastels.

Which pastel specifically within the pastel range works with the all-important hygiene?

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