The Rug Color That Can Work Pretty Much Anywhere (And 9 Rooms That Prove It)
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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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.
The home of food blogger Claire Thomas, featured on My Domaine., brings to life a subtle blue-and-white palette.
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.
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.
A soft, dusty mauve kilim brightens this neutral room in the Australian home of Beci & Raph.
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.
Just a touch of a bright berry embroidered rug makes the all-white bathroom of Nancy and David sing.
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.
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