24 Pink Kitchen Ideas That’ll Add Personality to Your Home

updated Jan 21, 2022
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At some point in the recent past, pink became the new neutral, which is wonderful considering the wide array of available hues, from soft blush colors to neon pink to perracotta (a blend of pink and terracotta). If there’s anything recent design trends point to, it’s that pink is no longer only reserved for the nursery. Though admittedly gorgeous in the bedroom, one of the most fun rooms to use pink in is the kitchen. Regardless what shade is your trusty go-to, pink is surprisingly a highly versatile color for home design. Along with adding color and beauty to your kitchen, pink could even make you feel calmer.

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And since the kitchen is one of the most heavily-used spaces in a home, it deserves to feel special and full of life. Whether you prefer to go bold with pink cabinets or start slow with one accent wall, there are endless options to “pinkify” the heart of your home. These gorgeous kitchens show off pink in different ways, and they just may inspire you to pick up that paint brush! Regardless if your home is already full of colorful designs or more based in neutral tones, use these spaces as inspiration for your kitchen makeover.

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1. Opt for pink stools

If you’re not ready to take the full pink leap yet, start with subtle, pink stools. The textured cushions in this Cape Town home become the focal point in a relatively neutral kitchen.

2. Paint an accent door

Ashley Wilson’s pastel kitchen feels as if you’re walking into an Alice in Wonderland tea party. If you’re fully committed to a pink theme, – cabinets, chairs, and all – take your color game up a notch by painting the door in the kitchen, too. It just makes sense that any pastel kitchen should have a pink portal. Plus, the light pastel accents here complement the soft pink focal points.

3. Combine yellow and pink

This kitchen dining area from House & Garden features a classic, lively color combo: pink and yellow. The mustard tone and muted pink color highlight decor accents like the storage shelf and stunning, silver table. 

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4. Hang statement artwork

No maximalist kitchen is complete without a statement piece of art. While this bold, leafy kitchen incorporates lots of focal points, you can dress up your kitchen in a more subtle way by hanging up a single pink photo. This can add interest and energize even the most drab kitchen.

5. Paint a pale pink accent wall

If you can paint your walls, start with one accent wall in your kitchen to add a splash of pale pink color. Adding just a hint of color to your kitchen—particularly if it’s small or in need of bigger renovations—will transform the space in no time and is a budget-friendly, temporary solution. This 400-square-foot studio apartment’s small kitchen shows how it’s done.

6. Or paint all your kitchen walls a pale pink

If you want to add a lot of color to your kitchen but not overwhelm the senses, consider painting all your walls a pale, blush pink. It’s a bold enough hue that the space will feel vibrant, but a soft enough shade that it won’t feel too busy. As seen in this Los Angeles home’s kitchen, a blush pink, especially when paired with all-white cabinetry, is the perfect punch of color for a space.

7. Highlight architecture with pink paint

I love how the homeowner of this Victorian end-of-terrace house uses pink all over her home, but especially in the kitchen. High-gloss, hot pink paint coats the kitchen’s window frame and sill, creating a fun pop of color in an unexpected place. See more on the Instagram account The Pink Terrace.

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8. Install a pink tile backsplash

Adding a fresh backsplash to a kitchen can give the room an immediate face lift. Choosing a pink tile for your backsplash is a novel way to add a little pink into your kitchen. We love how the hue looks with gold cabinet pulls and accents, like in this small Toronto apartment.

9. Paint your cabinets a bold pink

If you want to really embrace the color pink, why not paint your cabinets? This Swedish kitchen is now a peppy prep space and has a fun retro touch thanks to the black and white stenciled DIY backsplash. There’s nothing wrong with being a bit bold!

10. Add a pink hue to your kitchen island

Islands don’t have to be made of traditional wood or granite—you can totally opt for a pink marbleized hue like in this modern Boston condo. Look how well the color looks paired with those funky light fixtures!

11. Go for pink floors AND pink walls

Pinks floors and pink walls? Why not! This NYC rental kitchen is full of cheer thanks to the addition of this happy hue. Stick-on tiles can work wonders if you’re looking to replicate the look in your own space.

12. Pick a retro pink fridge

Retro-style appliances like the ones from SMEG are always cheery due to their fun retro look and bright colors. This pink fridge is a great way to combine style and function and will make you feel a little bit more cheery every time you walk into your kitchen. The proof is in this fun Australia home’s cooking space.

13. Or go for all-pink appliances

Who says you have to stop with a pink fridge? If you’re in the market for new appliances, why not select them in this happy hue? You can opt to mix and match shades like in this 1940s A-frame cabin or go for a more uniform look. It’s a bold look that will certainly make a statement!

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14. Combine pink cabinetry with pink pendants

This Montreal kitchen looks darling and welcoming thanks to the stunning pink cabinets and corresponding pendants that will capture guests’ attention immediately. It’s the perfect party-ready space for those who love to entertain.

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15. Enhance the power of pink walls with equally pink accessories

When spicing up your kitchen, don’t stop with just the walls! Adding accessories in corresponding colors will help make your space feel cohesive and complete. Look for coffee canisters, utensil holders, and vases in your hue of choice to kick things off. Interior designer Tiffany Pratt‘s Toronto kitchen shows how it’s done.

16. Play with pink on multiple surfaces

We spy pink up high and down low! Don’t be afraid to paint the ceilings, cabinets, and everything in between in this whimsical hue. We appreciate the creative mix of dark and light shades in the kitchen in the California house above.

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17. Use pink as a background for your colorful collection

This kitchen is truly a maximalist’s delight and proves that pink can serve as the perfect backdrop for those looking to skillfully incorporate a whole variety of colorful accessories into their space. The dinner parties in this Brooklyn loft are probably pretty epic!

18. Show some salmon pink love, and pair it with gold

Salmon pink, as seen above, is a bit more subdued but still makes a major statement in this beautiful kitchen in one of the Kip & Co founder’s Australian house. We love how trendy it looks with the bold marble backsplash seen here.

19. Get playful with pink and green

Pink and green isn’t just for preppy clothing—the color combo also looks fantastic in the kitchen. Bright green tiles pair nicely with a calming light pink and make for a charming addition to this maximalist kitchen in this classic Buenos Aires home.

20. Go for neon pink

Don’t be shy—neon, while not for everyone, always manages to shine! The neon pink walls in this Los Angeles home’s kitchen make for the perfect backdrop to display bold artwork and add immediate intrigue to the space.

21. Show off a collection of vintage wares

Paint your kitchen walls pink and then show off your favorite cheeky vintage pieces to create a playful space that’s still totally functional. You spend plenty of time in the kitchen as it is, so why not make it an enjoyable spot that reflects your personality? This Oakland home’s kitchen does just that.

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22. Mix blush and black

This sophisticated combo never fails, and it’s a contrasting couple that will up the drama in any room. The Brooklyn kitchen above skillfully features both blush and black in a way that looks modern and fresh. Gold pendant lights are the perfect finale!

23. Opt for textured blush pink

Go for a textured pink to add an artistic touch to your kitchen walls. This Berlin apartment proves that simplicity can look pretty sweet (and is motivating me to keep my counters clutter-free!).

24. Add some deep pink

Deep pink, as seen in the LA home above, will transform an ordinary kitchen in just an afternoon. You could also opt to wrap plain wooden cabinets in a fun patterned contact paper to bring additional color into your kitchen.