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How to Create the Perfect Pink and Grey Bedroom

Pink and grey is that practically perfect colour pairing. It’s fresh and modern – grey is definitely the neutral du jour, the favourite of interior designers and stylists – and yet it has classic appeal with pleasingly traditional overtones. If you think it’s the colour scheme for you, read on as we explore different ways to create a pink and grey bedroom, from introducing simple pink and grey elements to full-scale pink and grey design schemes.
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Pink and grey in perfect proportions

Designing a pink and grey bedroom is all about finding the right balance between pink and grey. And by the right balance, we mean the one that works perfectly for you.

Everyone’s different, so you may feel more comfortable in a room where grey is the predominant colour. A more subtle and sophisticated space might help you feel more relaxed and ready to sleep at bedtime, or it might be more in sync with your overall design aesthetic.

Or you may be looking for a way to warm up a cooler, north-facing bedroom. Pink, in all its many shades, is a wonderfully stylish way to bring home natural light and warmth.

Pink and grey bedroom – set of 4 square mirrors
Pink and grey bedroom – buttoned double bed frame

The right shades of pink and grey

There are many shades of grey and probably about the same number of pink. Choosing the right ones can ensure that what you envisage as a sophisticated, modern pink and grey bedroom – dove grey accented with blush pink, perhaps – really does turn into a beautiful harmonious space straight out of the pages of your favourite interior design magazine.

It’s worth taking time to explore a whole range of different shades of pink and grey, and how they might work in combination. (If you’re planning on painting your bedroom, those little tester pots of paint are invaluable). You might find yourself gravitating to a previously implausible salmon pink when you see that it looks amazing with dark charcoal grey (which it really does).

Be bold with grey bedroom furniture

The wonderful thing about grey is that it’s stylish yet subtle. Even a lot of grey in a room tends to feel cool and urban rather than dark and (overly) dramatic. But if you’re not quite ready to paint all four walls in a gorgeous dark grey, or even a soft light grey, try painting an accent wall instead and styling it with a chest of drawers, an accent chair and a piece of wall art.

Or keep your walls the lighter side of neutral and bring grey into your pink and grey bedroom through a key piece of furniture like an ultra-modern grey sliding door wardrobe or a grey upholstered bed frame.


Pink and grey bedroom – pink accent chair
Pink and grey bedroom – rug in shades of pink

Accent with pink rugs, cushions and wall art

We tend to agree – an all-over pink may be a bit saccharine - sweet for the stylish grown up that you are (but absolutely perfect for a child’s bedroom of course). Instead, think about accenting a pink and grey bedroom with perfectly positioned pops of pink.

And we’re happy to confirm that accent pieces come in all shapes and sizes. Source a cool faux fur pink cushion – it’ll look beautiful on grey cotton bedding – or seek out predominantly pink wall art. If your bedroom is fairly generously proportioned, even a pink armchair could be reasonably considered an accent piece. Or, if you’re somewhere in the middle in terms of size, try a pink rug – the perfect complement to your newly-painted grey walls.


The modern rustic pink and grey bedroom look

If subtlety is more your style, try a modern country look in your bedroom with the emphasis on natural textures and soft tones. Real wood or grey-toned furniture looks fabulous in this kind of setting – it has a warm, authentic appeal, and it’s right on trend while still retaining a gently rustic appeal.

Keep things lighter and brighter with off-white walls, or even white-painted furniture like a white chest of drawers, and emphasise the pink and grey bedroom look through bedding and rugs.


Pink and grey bedroom – abstract wall art
Pink and grey bedroom – pink fluted bed frame

Art deco pink and grey bedroom ideas

Done right, pink and grey has something of a heritage feel. Opt for bright but sophisticated pinks and mid-greys for a more traditional colour scheme that works particularly well if you love art deco style.

Go for muted grey walls and be bold with statement furniture with curvaceous art deco lines, like a fan-shaped or wingback headboard or a bedroom accent chair.


Completely contemporary pink and grey bedroom ideas

Sophisticated, understated and utterly stylish, the contemporary pink and grey bedroom is confident enough to stray a little from an entirely pink and grey bedroom look.

Here, the direction is more eclectic both in colour and texture. Add soft white bedding, accent cushions in neutrals, rose gold or copper table lamps, framed monochromatic wall art, and fluffy white rugs.


Pink and grey bedroom – black and copper task lamp
Pink and grey bedroom – Ercol wooden wardrobe

The timeless pink and grey bedroom

This one’s focused on comfort as well as style. Stay in tune with the pink and grey bedroom trend, but keep the look timeless by choosing furniture that simply never goes out of fashion.

Think about investment pieces like bed frames, chests of drawers and wardrobes by ercol, iconic in style and crafted to last a lifetime. Or opt for a traditional, beautifully-crafted divan bed and pair it with gorgeous real wood bedroom furniture.


The pink and grey bedroom that isn’t a bedroom

If you love the idea of pink and grey but aren’t quite ready to try it out in your own bedroom, give it a go in a spare room, guest room or even a home office. Grey is a great colour for a work space – soothing and relaxing it helps create the perfect environment for productivity. Then all you have to do is introduce a few carefully-placed pink accent pieces.

Or, if your home office also doubles as a guest room, accessorise a neutral-coloured sofa bed with pink accent cushions. Or be brave and opt for a show-stopping pink sofa bed. Your guests will love it, and it’s sure to become the perfect place to stretch out and take that well-deserved mid-afternoon nap.


We hope that you feel inspired by our pink and grey bedroom ideas. For more home styling tips, visit our Home of Inspiration.

Pink and grey bedroom – wooden corner desk

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