When I first redecorating my home a few years ago, I had the idea to add some pops of pink. The problem? I have a husband who doesn’t like pink. As you may know, over time I’ve added tons of pink to our decor, but I had to work up to that.
Pink is such a fun on-trend color right now. My fingers are crossed for you that you have a guy who loves color (even pink), but a lot of men don’t seem to be fans (whyyyyyy???). If you’re like me and are itching to add it everywhere, I thought I’d share how to decorate with pink and keep your partner happy.
When it comes to decorating, I’ve found that men fall in two camps. My husband represents the first type- he has a lot of good opinions and wants to be asked when it comes to changing the decor. The second type of man is the guy who doesn’t care. You could cover the living with hot pink and as long as their team is on TV, they don’t really notice.
Either way, show them your ideas and see how they react. Make sure to have visual examples of what you’re thinking so they can see exactly what you have planned and you can be on the same page. Make sure you explain to him why its important to you.
If he says no, I have some tips for that. If he doesn’t seem to care or is fine with it, well you won the lottery! Do what you want and don’t look back!
start in a subtle way
If pink is a new color to your home- start small. The truth is, that even for you, it’s good to add a little here and there in case you don’t like it. So where do you start? Grab a pillow, a book with a pink spine (I have a big list of my favorite pink books here), an expensive framed piece of art or even pink flowers.
The smaller, the better- add in a tiny dose and see how it feels to both of you. The beauty of this is that it is a super affordable experiment!
add pink to your zones
In my house I have the following areas that are all mine- my desk, nightstand, and vanity. These are places where I do whatever I please! My husband has sports stuff all over his nightstand and I have pink. Sure he might not love it, but I think its totally fair to customize your personal areas however you’d like. If you have your own walk in closet or craft room, those would be fair game too.
pay attention to the tone of pink you use
When decorating with pink, the tone you use can make a world of difference if your guy is ok with it or not. Coral and blush are a bit easier to blend in with neutrals. Hot pinks and fuschia are so girly, I wouldn’t suggest starting with them. Using rose gold metal as an accent is another safe way to bring in pink.
let it naturally evolve
Once you’ve asked your partner to add pink to your home and you’ve done it in a subtle way with a more neutral pink, its time to live with it for awhile and see how you like it. If you’re ready, you can start layering pink in with some mid range priced products into your home. Drapes, art, rugs, dining room seat cushions, paint and bedding are good options for this step.
If you’re not sure how to incorporate pink into your home, just know that pink mixes well with other neutrals. Think white, grey, beige, or black. I have a whole blog post with tips on how to decorate with pink.
go all the way
If pink is working for both of you, and you want to add more, its time to fully commit! This is where my current is house is and I love it! For this step, its time to add the biggest investment pieces- a sofa, chair, wallpaper and/or appliances. Welcome to Barbie dreamhouse status 😉 .
The reason I wrote this post is I get the question all of the time- how do you decorate with pink in a way that keeps your husband happy? I hope these tips have been helpful to you. Honestly, it all comes down to communication and adding the pink in a respectful way.
And I promise you, its worth the effort! For me, pink is such a happy color to live with. At the end of the day, having a home you love in is important. So if you’re wanting to shake things up with some pink, just ask to add some in here and there. And who knows, maybe he’ll love it!
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