Making Pink Feel Modern

Making Pink Feel Modern

Sarah Coffey
May 12, 2010

We've always loved pink but never really used it too much in our home, thinking it too girly, too hard to match, or just too sweet. Quite a few modern and contemporary designers have proved us wrong, making pink cool and even a little edgy.

  • Pair it with white, wood, and/or metal. To tone down pink's frilly associations, pair it with classic modern elements like white walls, glass windows, steel frames, and minimal wood furnishings.
  • Use a deep, saturated shade. While pearl pink might tend to feel a little granny-ish, deep hues like fuscia and magenta are anything but.
  • Choose pink for a sexy, sculptural piece. Although a Victorian pink sofa's not exactly sleek, a pink Vernor Panton Amoeba Chair or a Ligne Roset sofa looks totally hot.
  • Mix pink patterns. When you mix and match a few different fabrics, pink starts to feel less precious.


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