Spring Edit: Inspiration for Mixing Pink and Green
Now that we know what shades will be trending this season let’s take a moment to talk about a beautiful colour combination that’s been shaking the interior design world for the past two years – pink and green. Sleek and luxurious, this lively pair is probably the very best of the springtime interior colour palette and it has been picking up speed since early 2017. Creating a dreamlike, Wes Anderson worthy aesthetic, pink and green carry the nostalgia for the bygone days!
By now, we can most definitely rule out any notion of doubt that this colour love affair is going to fade any time soon, so we might as well try to understand why everyone seems to be falling for the elegant duo and discover some beautiful vintage finds to bring the look back home.
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It looks upscale
Back in 2017, when pink started to gain traction, Pinterest reported a great surge of interest for the pink and green colour combo.
The trend has been growing strong ever since fuelling our rediscovered love of sumptuous textures and velvet furniture. If you are dreaming of a private pop luxe haven, think blush pink walls and an emerald or olive green velvet sofa. They speak volumes about opulence and sophistication but don’t necessarily come at a high cost. Vintage finds are usually the best choice here as they have much more reasonable price tags than the new high-end pieces and they still keep the superb quality of yesteryears’ furniture manufacturing.
To elevate the look even further introduce some sleek accents in brass or gold and watch as the room transforms from plain to extravagant. Touches of marble can also help with achieving the deluxe effect, so if you are into posh interiors, consider adding it into the picture.
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It works with all interior styles
A dreamy look of the pink and green colour combo makes it easy to mix and match different design eras and always end up with an eye-catching interior sight. Art Deco meets contemporary and mid-century modern, antiques become new again, modern bohemian gets a luxe edge… everything is possible if you choose to decorate with this versatile colour combo.
To tone down an eclectic room and draw attention to your favourite pieces in pink and green, keep everything else low key in terms of colour. Or, if you prefer a tone-on-tone look, to make the room appear cohesive ensure that the undertones of the pieces you are adding remain consistent.
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Our rediscovered love for all things retro is the most responsible for the great comeback of the once loved colour schemes. The revival of the ‘50s and ‘70s inspired colours palettes is helping us see pinks and greens in a new light and reimagine vintage furniture for the future. To better understand what we are talking about here, picture a whimsical ‘50s dinner, luxurious Art Deco hotel design or the old school movie theatre look brought home.
Exuberant design is no longer reserved only for the rich but also for those willing to invest their time in unearthing quality vintage finds. Pastel pink and green pieces can come in handy as they provide the room with an instant retro boost while keeping the look approachable and inviting.
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It sparks joy
We are all mesmerised by the retro pastels as they tend to sneak a much-needed boost of optimism and serve as a constant reminder that life is beautiful. They motivate us to slow down and appreciate the everyday moments.
Pink and green are playful and utterly whimsical. A classic preppy combination. Use them to lift the spirit of any room in the house – from the kids’ room, the living room, to the kitchen and bathroom. Don’t fear the extravagant decor such as this Hollywood Regency feather lamp you can see below and dare to push the boundaries as there is no better way to make your home feel high end regardless of the budget.
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Pink and Green are team players
Being opposite in the colour wheel, pink and green are a match made in heaven. Warm and natural, this trendy colour combo alone is a great way to create a soothing ambiance inside the home. But if you prefer more complex colour schemes pink and green will make your decorating efforts so much easier as they play well with other colours too. Think white, creams, yellow (especially mustard and gold), blue, red and purple, but go gentle and introduce them in pops.
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It’s a perfect fit for Botanical lovers
Whether you are into botanical prints, floral wallpapers, cushion covers, or actual living plants, you are most certainly familiar with the benefits of introducing pink into the mix. Hardly anything looks as alluring as a blush-toned velvet sofa inside an urban jungle home. If coloured furniture is a bit too much for you, you can always go for the wall to help you achieve a similar, yet less permanent effect.
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It will not fade
This high-fashion retro aesthetic is forever, so if you are feeling ready to embrace colour in your home but are still not sure how to make a choice that will stand the test of time, opt for the pink and green combination and give your home an instant boost of sophistication and some good vibes.
Feeling inspired? Here you may find some of our favourite vintage pieces in pink and green. Don’t they look classy?
- Important Room Divider By Michel De Klerk
- Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier 52 Amber Glass Petals Drop
- Stunning Vintage Art Deco Petal Sofa In Powder Pink Velvet And Brass Legs
- Bamboo Garden Wallpaper Dusky Pink
- Huge 4.7kgs Murano Studio Art Glass Bullicante Controlled Bubble Vase Sculpture
- Midcentury Pair Of French Pink Ceramic Lamps, 1960s
- Unique Vintage Ashtray, Table Ashtray, Green Alabaster, Stoneware Feature, Italian Alabaster, Green Stone, Kitsch Decor, Tobacciana, Green
- Pair Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Armchairs In Celadon Green Velvet
- Ediana Cushion Rose Dust 60×60 Cm
- Carciofi Aqua And Olive Cushion
- 21st Century Contemporary Kilim Wool Rug, Green Colors Over Geometric Design
- Pair Of Louis Xvi Style Gilt Brass Mounted Marble Lamps