The Rug Color That Can Work Pretty Much Anywhere (And 9 Rooms That Prove It)

published Jan 14, 2016
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If you ask me, this color doesn’t get the credit that it deserves. It’s a powerhouse of a color–playing well against the entire spectrum of natural wood shades and pairing up nicely with a rainbow of colors, from navy blue to yellow to mint green. And you know what? It’s the perfect way to anchor a room with a punch of color. Take that, neutrals.

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Caryn’s House of Boys (With Plenty of Pink) (Image credit: Submitted by Caryn)

It’s PINK. If you’re not yet convinced that you need a little rough, tough pink in your life, take a gander at these ten spaces. Whether it’s rosy or magenta or somewhere in between, a pink rug will work in just about any room in the house.

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The home of food blogger Claire Thomas, featured on My Domaine., brings to life a subtle blue-and-white palette.

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While we love a worn pink in a vintage or vintage style rug, this pattern-free shocking fuchsia version grounds this space from Kim Myles’ home with modernity.

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Designer and product designer Caitlin Wilson’s kitchen, via My Domaine, is another example of how beautifully pink can play with a blue-and-white theme. This particular rug is Caitlin’s Kismet design in navy.

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A soft, dusty mauve kilim brightens this neutral room in the Australian home of Beci & Raph.

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Lauren of A Lovely Lark transformed her kitchen with some paint and an eye-popping rug choice. Also, take note of a new color combo to try: mint, peachy-orange, purple and hot pink.

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Just a touch of a bright berry embroidered rug makes the all-white bathroom of Nancy and David sing.

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In looking at designer Rebecca Gainsley’s Austin apartment, I think it’s save to say we’ve sensed a theme here: mostly neutral room (specifically grays and blues and whites) + pink rug = magic.

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And finally, here’s a shot from Decorate Workshop, a book by Decor8’s Holly Becker that would compel anyone to give a pink rug a try, instead of something more expected like blue, in a mostly neutral space.

What do you think of pink?

Re-edited from a post originally published 1.14.16-NT