Pink interiors: How to use pink like an adult

Use pink to accent dark green or blue.
VERONIKA STARK

Use pink to accent dark green or blue.

The reinvention wheel continues to spin and it looks as if its next stop could be pink. But Barbie, stay seated, because this time around we're all about doing pink like an adult. How do you take it from pretty and innocent to sophisticated and sexy?

Heather Ogden-Handa from ECC suggests pairing pink with brass or gold accents and contrasting with a dark colour, such as navy blue or deep moss green.

"If painting walls pink, strong clean architectural lines will add to the sophistication of the space," she says. 

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Kaymet tray in rose pink $189 from Alex Fulton Design, afdstore.co.nz

Kaymet tray in rose pink $189 from Alex Fulton Design, afdstore.co.nz

Dip bowl in dusty pink $12 from Collected, collected.co.nz.

Dip bowl in dusty pink $12 from Collected, collected.co.nz.

Sketch restaurant, London.

Sketch restaurant, London.

Signe cushion cover $52 from Bolt of Cloth, boltofcloth.com.

Signe cushion cover $52 from Bolt of Cloth, boltofcloth.com.

The Sunday rose pink arm chair $995 from Me and My Trend, meandmytrend.com.

The Sunday rose pink arm chair $995 from Me and My Trend, meandmytrend.com.

Nel Lusso vase $42.90 from Allium, alliuminteriors.co.nz.

Nel Lusso vase $42.90 from Allium, alliuminteriors.co.nz.

 - NZ House & Garden

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