If there is one wall color that most people never really think of incorporating into their home outside of a nursery, it's pink. Pink is a difficult color to match with. Some might even say that it can infantilize your home. However, that isn't always true. Pink walls can be downright stylish if paired with the right curtains and furniture. Speaking of, how should you match your curtains to rose-colored walls?
There are several colors that are known for working well with pink walls. The ones below are the most popular in most home settings:
Pairing curtains with pink walls is not going to be easy, but with a little help, it's totally doable. This guide will give you the scoop on how to pair your curtains and walls without too much hardship. So keep reading.
Should Curtains Match The Walls?
Pink on pink is always a good look, especially if you want to make your room look extra sassy. However, don't let yourself be limited to this rosy hue alone. These choices below can give any room a great boost of color.
Pink curtains and pink walls...it's a classic pairing, really. Matching the curtains to the walls is a good way to make sure that your home looks coordinated. If you want to add a little extra flair, choose a lighter or darker shade to add dimension. The monochromatic look is always a good way to modernize a room.
With pink curtains, it's often better to go for a sheer look. This prevents it from being too heavy-handed. Of course, if you like the idea of making a room feel bolder, hot pinks are the way to go.
Beige is one of those neutral colors that go with everything. They go with green walls, they go with white walls, and yes, they go with pink walls, too. The good thing about working with beige and pink together is that they bring a more adult vibe to a room without reducing the femininity of the place. It's also a good pick for Southwestern looks as well as former nurseries given a more adult treatment.
Unlike other options on this list, beige curtains can be thicker without making the room look dark or loud. It's a perfect balance between adult, mellow, and of course, a good backdrop. What's not to adore?
If there was ever a classic color to pair with pink, it's white. White is crisp, can balance out the boldness of hot pinks, and also helps open up a room. If you have other colors that you want to pair with pink, then white will make sure that both colors have their own "place in the spotlight."
Most people who are building up nurseries for baby girls choose to use white curtains with pink walls. It's easy to see why, but there's no reason to stop there. Fans of airy, crisp rooms with a rosy hue will also want to pick this color choice.
There are so many different ways to work with white curtains. Patterned curtains can add an element of texture to your room. White and pink curtains would add a "matchy" vibe to it. Meanwhile, sheer curtains can help pump up the romantic aspect of the color pink. There's no wrong way to work white here!
Brown might be a bit shocking to see on this list, but don't be too surprised. The earthy and dark contrast of brown with the rosy, lightness of pink was a pretty popular trend not too long ago. In most cases, this trend was flaunted through the use of polka dots or similar accents. Even though the fad has passed, it still remains a popular color combination.
This combination can be a quirky but cool pick for a teen's room, a nursery, or even a college co-ed's room. It works really well with "Millennial Pink" themed rooms, too.
Ask anyone who has ever set foot in a sorority house or a Millennial designer's home, and you'll hear that pink and gold are a great match. It's actually a match that has been around since the times of kings and queens. Pink works well with the warm tones of gold and tends to play into the luxurious look of this metallic hue. It was a favorite in Rococo design for that reason.
Nowadays, pink rooms with gold curtains are still done as a way to add a luxurious air. However, you don't have to go full gold to get that luxurious air to your room. In more modern settings, the gold is usually an accent rather than a full block of color. Subtlety is key here!
Should All The Curtains In A Room Match?
If you are a fan of sticking to the unspoken rules, then yes, all the curtains in a room should match. Most designs will look better when all the curtains have the same look. However, that shouldn't let you limit them. The cool thing about interior design is that there's always a way to break the rules while still making your room look amazing.
Pink rooms are cool because they often have a little "Hollywood glamour" aesthetic to them. This means that they are prime candidates for statement curtains. One cool way to use a statement curtain is to add a mural curtain on one side of your room, then stick to all white or all beige curtains on the other. This gives your pink room a focal point while keeping it artsy.
What Length Should Curtains Be?
Another major issue that home designers have is coming up with the perfect length for curtains. Truth be told, this isn't a question that is easily answered since there are multiple ways to pick a good length. The basic assumption is that you should want your curtains to fully cover your windows, plus a little extra up top.
In terms of the floor, you can choose to have curtains pool on the floor, "kiss" the floor, or hang high above it. Each curtain length has its own perks and pitfalls, so it's best to take a look at all your options before you make a decision. Worst case scenario, you may want to ask a professional for window treatment help.
Few wall colors can be anywhere as challenging to match as pink. Along with the issue of trying to make pink feel less juvenile, most designers struggle with trying to find a set of curtains that works with the specific shades used in furniture and accessories. Thankfully, there are tons of ways to outfit a pink room that are neither hackneyed nor unappealing.
When you aren't sure what kind of color to use, it's often best to stick to tried and true neutrals. Neutral colors work with virtually any shade of pink imaginable. Of course, if you want to get a little more lively, opting for a complementary color like gold, or even a flat yellow, can also work.