While putting together last week's post featuring interiors in Pantone's two colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz, I got to thinking about the combination of pink and blue. Since we often use pink and blue for babies, the combination of these two shades can seem a bit childish. But it doesn't have to be. Here are nine spaces where these two colors come together in surprisingly sophisticated ways.
Above: Pink and soft baby blue are surprisingly grown-up when paired with lots of white and grey. The hot-pink cord is a nice touch. Image from Decor8.
Isabelle Tuchband, an artist living in São Paulo, isn't afraid of color. On the outside of her home, pink and cobalt blue make a cheerful medley. See the full tour on The Selby.
A dusty, understated pink paired with navy blue makes for an interesting twist on a familiar pairing. From Inside Closet.
Both of these lacquered doors come in quite bold colors, but the expanse of white in between helps to balance things out. Image from So Haute.
Here's another understated pink, this time with accents in a deep, rich blue. Spotted on Desire to Inspire.
The blue and pink accents in this living room from Yellowtrace are both fairly bold, but since the other colors in the room are fairly subdued the effect is energizing and not overwhelming.
From Designer Ilse Crawford via Apartment Therapy, here's a room that uses those same colors in very different proportions. Having a deep blue living room might not be for everyone, but I could definitely get behind this.
In this interior from SF Girl by Bay, pink and blue get a grown-up twist thanks to subtle patterns.
Purply navy and a slightly desaturated pink make for a winning combination in this impossibly chic Paris apartment from Decor8.
(Image credits: Decor8; The Selby; Inside Closet; So Haute; Desire to Inspire; Yellowtrace; Ilse Crawford; SF Girl by Bay; Decor8)