Perfectly Pink

As we see a continuation of pink, I thought it only right to round up a few of my favourite perfectly pink interiors. Anyone that knows me and my style will know that I am not a ‘pink’ person. That’s not to say I don’t like pink; far from it; I just prefer it in small doses and in a dusky, not sugary tone.

A loose rule of thumb when pulling a colour scheme together is the 60,30,10 rule. This means 60% for the main colour, 30% for the second and 10% for the highlight or accent colour. This is the formula that Woodchip and Magnolia have used for their print below and it’s a great guide if you are a novice designer. Look out for this formula the next time you are flicking through an interior magazine.

Interior stylist Pippa Jameson shows the top pink interior trends for 2019 and 2020

Inspired by the Orient, Cranes is an eccentric, whimsical interpretation of traditional Japanese bird prints perched in imaginary Bonsai-style branches. It’s been created by the wonderful Woodchip and Magnolia, an exciting British wallpaper and textile company, headed by Nina Marika Tarnowski, a self-confessed wallpaper, pattern and colour addict. There is so much I love about this design; even though it’s really busy, it doesn’t feel overwhelming as the colours have been kept to a minimum by using multiple shades of pink, a clever print technique as it allows you to take in the design.

Interior stylist Pippa Jameson shows the top pink interior trends for 2019 and 2020

This dining room has a more Scandinavian feel with cream as the dominant colour, pink as secondary and purple used to highlight. Pretty floral touches are added throughout with the art, chinaware and fresh flowers. The result is an elegant and contemporary scheme that can be easily updated over time due to the neutral floors and walls.

Interior stylist Pippa Jameson shows the top pink interior trends for 2019 and 2020

Buying a sofa is a big commitment of cost and style and so it’s important to invest wisely. I would strongly advise visiting the store to test the sofa for comfort and to see the fabric in the flesh. Colours can look very different on a computer screen versus in real life. If it’s an online only store, order several colour swatches in case the first choice isn’t right. Always choose a colour because it resonates with you and not because it’s on trend. This Harriet sofa by ‘Living it Up’ looks great in pink velvet as the button-back detailing is highlighted by the reflective shine of the material, giving it a ‘lux’ look.

Interior stylist Pippa Jameson shows the top pink interior trends for 2019 and 2020
Colour is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful aspects of any room, and I can understand why. For a room as important as the bedroom, it’s essential to get the right balance. Pink is often associated with joy and love, and so it’s the ideal choice for the bedroom. My advice would be to team it with a neutral or cooler colour, such as white or grey, to avoid it feeling too sickly. The 60, 30, and 10 rule works well when choosing bedding; for a pink scheme, I would suggest 60% pink with the duvet and pillows (2), 30% white for the flat sheet and pillows(2) and 10% for a grey throw.Interior stylist Pippa Jameson shows the top pink interior trends for 2019 and 2020
One material that looks great teamed with pink is brass, just look how beautiful this dressing table is against the pink wall. Two people I can think of that ‘do’ pink brilliantly is Pink House and Swoonworthy – go check them out if you need some inspiration.

Photo credits: Woodchip and Magnolia / Dunelm / Living it up / / Swoon


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.