10 Reasons to Love Pink and Gray Again

For many years I had been on the pink-and-brown bandwagon. Abruptly, I dropped off. Nowadays, I am digging great old gray and pink. Even though the combo can scream ’80s if you go too mauve or metallic, fresh shades and strategic style render it less Xanadu and more zeitgeist.

Kerrie L. Kelly

Patches of fuchsia, pewter and bubblegum pink look extra-crisp and wash contrary to white moldings. Geometric accents, from the side table into the pendant lamp and wall artwork, energize the room.


A double dose of electrical color prevents this dark gray room from feeling overly cavernous. I love how the hot pink java table pops off the yellow artwork, and vice versa. Each of these strong elements will help to balance another.

Ed Ritger Photography

I can not decide what I love most about this home office. Can it be the repurposed closet space, or how the warm pink walls glow like the interior of a seashell? The tulip dining table that is iconic? The disco ball? No matter which tops the record, this one’s a stunner all of the way around.


Color doesn’t always need to be permanent. Pink flowers soften this compact space and pick up the colors from the pillow — just enough color to wake up the white.

Emily Ruddo

What might have been a very traditional living area (the lace, the armchairs, et al) gets an upgrade from a sizzling fuchsia print. Turquoise accents create a new spin on a different classic color combo: blue and pink.

Ligne Roset

Can’t you watch Marilyn lounging on one of the seats in this swanky sitting area? Barely-there gray on the walls allows the magenta upholstery slip the spotlight.

Nina Jizhar

Pink accents repeat throughout this bedroom, in the pillows to the image frame. Although each is little on its own, they add up to striking effect when coupled.

Martha O’Hara Interiors

I would have killed for this candy-striped bathroom as a small girl (and that I would not say no to it as a grown woman, possibly). The sophisticated lines keep it from being overly sweet, yet these giraffes add just the ideal high note of whimsy.


This living room is as luscious as a scoop of raspberry sorbet in a silver dish. A whisper of controlled gray tames the deep, rich pinks to create a soothing refuge.

This is a first for me a pink kitchen island. Fabulous, notably against those brownish-gray walls!

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