Decorate with Purples and Pinks

Bright, warm colors in fabrics and accesories really pop against white walls in this bold bedroom.
Photo: Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Give any room an exotic feel with a pop of purple. Try pink for a touch of romance. Here, our top pink and purple decorating ideas.

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Energize the Room

Bright, warm colors in fabrics and accesories really pop against white walls in this bold bedroom.
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Keep the wall paint white and energize the room with bright pink decor, such as bedding and artwork.

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Hint of Purple

Hint of Purple
Photo: William Waldron

Instead of white, go with a pale shade of purple or pink to add just a bit of color to any room.

Paint: Angelica (AF-665) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Pair your pink wall paint with hints of pink in the fabric to create cohesiveness throughout the room.

Paint: Heather Pink (2091-60) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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A Bold Balance

A Bold Balance
Photo: Alexandra Rowley

Balance a strong color, such as this deep plum shade, with natural woods, lighter shades of fabric and artwork.

Paint: Expressive Plum (SW6271) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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An Elegant Approach

An Elegant Approach
Photo: Alexandra Rowley

Continue a hue throughout the room by matching your fabric with your paint color. This creates an elegant effect.

Paint: Elation (SW6827) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.
Fabric: Beijing silk in Dark Lilac by Justine Paige; justinepaige.com.

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Have Courage with Color

Have Courage with Color
Photo: Alexandra Rowley

Tie in different shades of pink to make a statement and create cohesiveness to prevent overdoing the hue.

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A Punch of Pink

Vintage Desk
Eric Piasecki

Choose a bright, hot pink to make a bold statement. Painting the hue on just the doors and railings in this room makes the color stand out without becoming overpowering.

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Make Pink Prominent

Retrofit Your Lighting
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn, Styling: Heather Chadduck,

When using a light shade of pink, make it become more prominent by repeating the hue in fabrics on pillows and chairs.

Paint: Calamine (230) by Farrow & Ball; farrow-ball.com.
Side chair fabric: Diamond Batik in Pink by Kathryn M. Ireland; kathrynireland.com.

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Incorporate Pink Accessories

Blend Elegance and Comfort
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Pair silk curtains and mirrored tables with clean-lined upholstery and lots of colorful pillows.

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The Power of Pink

Personalized Headboard
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Scott Martin

The walls, soaked in a delicious shade reminiscent of blooming azaleas lend a happy background to crisp white linens.

Paint: Pink Sky from Ralph Lauren Paint, available at The Home Depot; homedepot.com.

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