Millennial Pink rose to popularity in 2016 shortly after Pantone debuted Rose Quartz as the Color of the Year. Not simply a passing trend, two years later Scandi Pink or Tumblr Pink (two other common terms for the now iconic hue) is still wildly popular. It’s definitely a new classic that’s here to stay.
One of the reasons this desaturated take on Barbie pink has stuck around is because it’s not solely synonymous with a princess, girly aesthetic. Instead, it transcends gender stereotypes and proves extremely versatility in both home decor and fashion.
Today as part of our monthly Color Files series, we’re sharing 10 swoon-worthy spaces that demonstrate the versatility and range of our favorite blush hue. Read on to discover a variety of ways to incorporate Millennial Pink into your home decor inside and out.
How to Decorate with Millennial Pink
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Millennial Pink Outdoor Oasis
Ashley of At Home With Ashley expertly uses dusty rose in almost every room in her Miami, Florida rental. Her outdoor oasis pictured below is worthy of any modern day Golden Girl. Take a cue from Ashley and match the color of your tableware with your outdoor seating.
A Beach House So Pretty It’s Hard to Believe It’s a Rental via Apartment Therapy
Chic Office Space Furniture
Homepolish’s Stefani Stein incorporated lovely blush pink furniture into her design of the Michele Marie PR office in Beverly Hills. Featured on Remodelaholic a few years back, we’re still captivated by the sophisticated, playful vibe the office space exudes. We found similar chairs here and here.
Inspiration File: Chic Office Makeover via Remodelaholic
Blush Pink & Salmon Living Room Accents
You don’t have to go full throttle to incorporate this fun color into your home decor. Below, Christina of The DIY Mommy shows how a few home decor pieces can go a long way in an otherwise neutral living room. Follow her lead and add a splash of Millennial Pink to your room in the form of throw pillows, blankets, and floral arrangements.
A Black & Blush Pink Living Room via The DIY Mommy
Creative Light Pink Office Space
Not ready to fully commit to light pink? Add an accent wall in a smaller space like a powder room or office as shown below. Keep the rest of your decor neutral to prevent the room from feeling too busy or bright.
Watercolor-Inspired Projects via BHG
Luxurious Soft Pink Bedroom
Even our favorite Fixer Upper gal Joanna Gaines has jumped on the Millennial Pink train. This bedroom in The American House proves that pink can be subtle without being too sweet. The soft pink paint blends beautifully with the cane headboard, gold table lamp, white bedding, and textured pillows. (We also found similar rattan headboards here and here.)
Fixer Upper: The Americana House via Magnolia
Unexpected Millennial Pink Kitchen
Millennial Pink paint in the kitchen? Bet you didn’t see that one coming! We love how the black cabinets contrast with the soft pink walls, keeping the space grounded and accessible. Achieve the same look in your own kitchen with Valspar Baby Blush.
The Best Paint Shades to Compliment Light Pink via Apartment Therapy
DIY Blush Pink Bathroom
Our DIY friends at Lolly Jane completely transformed the small bathroom shown below thanks to BEHR Positively Pink. Choosing a lighter paint color like this mellow coral option helps make a small space feel bigger. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with a black, white, and blush color scheme combined with gold fixtures.
Best Paint Colors for a Small Bathroom via Lolly Jane
Coastal-Inspired Bubblegum Pink Entryway
While navy and aqua are common colors used in coastal-inspired interior design, don’t overlook the power of a fresh take on bubblegum pink. Reminiscent of pink sand beaches and the inside of seashells, the pink paint used in this entryway pairs nicely with the white wainscoting and seashell art prints.
What Color Goes With Pink? via BHG
Millennial Pink Statement Front Door
Pink and blue have always been a classic color combination. The style experts at HGTV knew what they were doing when they chose Navy and Millennial Pink to create bold curb appeal on the 2017 Urban Oasis house. Achieve a similar look on your own front porch with Benjamin Moore Fashion Pink paint.
Classic Navy and Millennial Pink Create Bold Curb Appeal via HGTV
Millennial Pink-Inspired Outdoor Space
Dusty rose is used sparingly in this outdoor space with colored throw pillows and a light pink tablescape. Incorporating neutrals, wood, and ceramic textures all help to give this outdoor living area a modern, refined feel. Create a similar space to enjoy with family and friends during these lazy days of summer.
Millennial Pink-Inspired Backyard Makeover via Brit + Co
Top Millennial Pink Paint Colors
Ready to take the plunge and paint a room millennial pink? Try one of these top 8 millennial pink paint colors from Benjamin Moore, BEHR, Sherwin-Williams, and Valspar. Still debating if you’re really ready to commit to pink? Here’s a pro tip: ask the worker mixing your paint to lighten the color you like by at least 75%.
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Clarissa is a wife and stepmom embracing life in the Land of Enchantment. She works as a nonprofit communication specialist by day and blogger by night. Some of her favorite things are Dr. Pepper, green chile, baseball, country music, and her yellow lab.