The kitchen is predominantly the domain of the woman of the house. The feminine touches are much appreciated. A pink kitchen is a spill over of the feminine traits. Soft and appealing, the pink kitchen is a throwback to old fashioned traditional homestead kitchens.
But, today pink can be used in many innovative ways to design a modern kitchen. “Don’t be afraid to colour your kitchen pink, “says Pooja of Bagri Interiors.” It is easily paired with bolder colours to create a balanced colour palette”.
Kitchen Decorating Ideas, Tips, Pictures
Paint the walls Pink
It is fairly easy to transform the look of your kitchen by adding pink to the wall. You may want to paint the entire wall pink or may opt for a single wall in a bolder shade of hot pink or dark pink. This can be set off with pale cream on the other walls.
You may also like to add accents of cream to your blue, lime green or cream walls. Floral wallpaper may also add old world charm. Pink can be offset with both soft and bold colours like black or navy blue. It is very important to use lighting carefully and wisely to create a glow on your pink walls. Shabbily lighted pink kitchens look grungy and gloomy.
Adding Pink to your kitchen
If your tastes run to the more neutral palette, you may consider adding accents of pink to your kitchen. Beige or cream walls with dark pink cabinetry and granite countertop, combined with a warm hardwood floor can look beautiful and cosy.
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If you want a slightly toned down look, you may paint the inside walls of your cabinets pink and have glass fronting. This can subtly add pink without overpowering the entire color scheme. Black or green countertops effectively balance out the colour scheme while giving a modern touch to the kitchen. A pink veined marble flooring and countertop teamed with pale green walls is also a soothing color scheme for your kitchen.
Other ways to add pink would be to add a vivid backsplash in hot pink. A focal point décor with an accessory or piece of art, for example a vibrant wall hanging can also work equally well. If you have a large kitchen, a pink island may be created with pink chairs and a white topped table, pink cushions and table linen can be an interesting addition.
Window treatments like drapery, blinds and sheer pink curtains can add to the pink look. Window sills can be a bright pink adding a dramatic look to the kitchen.
Pink appliances, both large like refrigerators and small like toasters are available in most large brands. Pink cookware is also readily available in the market and can be used to enhance the pink overtones in your kitchen. Pretty napkins, cushions and accessories are the perfect way to coordinate the different shades of pink to create a wholesome appeal.
Pink is not a colour for all, but can be used to prettify the modern kitchen and feminize the kitchen decor.