In Pursuit of Pink: 12 Kitchens That Knock It Out of the Park

In Pursuit of Pink: 12 Kitchens That Knock It Out of the Park

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Michelle Gage
Jun 5, 2017
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Love it or hate it (we love it!), it is no secret that pink has been the color of the moment. You may have tried it out on your throw pillows in your living room or maybe even on a pink set of dining chairs. But we challenge you to think about pink in another, more daring way: in your kitchen.

The color, oft associated with undesirable vintage bathrooms (though that's certainly a look we wouldn't kick out of our own homes), and bad '80s flashbacks, gets a bit of a bad rap. Plenty of colors were used largely in other eras without such pushback, but poor pink...people just want to hate on it above all else.

We make no apologies for loving the pretty hue, and are celebrating it here by showing homes that dared to commit to pink in their kitchens (some subtly, some all-out), because why not? Pink power!

Can't commit to pink cabinets? Start with your walls.

If you are looking to dip your toes into this look, try painting your walls a fresh pink tone. This striking shade is soft and sophisticated.

(Image credit: Coco Kelley)

A suede-like wall treatment in pink like this one from Coco Kelley is the perfect complement to gray and white cabinetry (and plays nice with copper pots and pans!).

(Image credit: deVOL)

A striking green tile backsplash paired with slate-blue cabinetry is a timeless combination that feels very old world European, but the addition of a soft pink wall makes this vignette from the deVOL showroom feel very "now".

Sure, the wall in this Mexican home from Architectural Digest is bright, but we applaud the bravery of pairing a hot pink wall a with down-to-earth concrete kitchen

(Image credit: Nordic Design)

Certainly a little more permanent, but just as beautiful, a peachy-pink tile backsplash adds some welcoming color to this warehouse kitchen from Nordic Design.

One step closer: pink appliances, pink countertops, pink accents.

(Image credit: Bungalow5)

Marble? Granite? Butcher block? How about hot pink counters instead (like these from Bungalow5)?

(Image credit: Laura Burleson)

Designer Laura Burleson took an already super dreamy kitchen to the next level with electric pink chandeliers and added an upholstered seat in a less vibrant shade to the ghost barstools.

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Please, someone give us a pastel pink stove and refrigerator for our own spaces like these in this kitchen from Coastal Living! What a soft, whispering dream of a room!

Ease into permanent pink with a blush-y shade on some (or all) of your cabinetry.

(Image credit: SF Girl by Bay)

We love the idea of using pink on just your kitchen island (and an equally gorgeous minty green on the rest with graphic black-and-white floors). This space spotted on SF Girl by Bay does just that with aplomb.

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Oh yes! The kitchen of stylist and photographer Leela Cyd, seen here via her Instagram, sports a pink that doesn't feel overtly "girly", and feels very liveable.

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Another livable pink, from another Instagram account, this time from the home of Anne Millet of Bonjour Diary.

(Image credit: Idealista)

And finally, a sliver of a kitchen in a London town home from Idealista that goes over-the-top pink without feeling over-the-top.

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