Styling with pink

09 Jul Styling with pink

It’s no secret that the team at Shift love a splash of pink in our styling projects, but there is a knack to decorating with this colour and avoid creating Barbie’s house! When used correctly, pink can look very on trend and decidedly non-childlike. We’ve put together a number of ways you can include pink in your styling at home to get that magazine quality finish without the risk of going over the top.

Accent cushions

A simple and budget friendly way to incorporate 2016’s favourite shade is by updating your throw cushions. To keep yourself from going overboard (which is easy to do with so many amazing options to choose from!) by tying together a few pink cushions with other colours. Some great colour combos to try this season are blush and mint, peach and navy or powder pink and grey.

There are so many great online stores stocking modern cushions now including Temple & Webster, Zanui and Pony Rider so your options aren’t just limited to your local giftware shop or department store.

Accent wall

DIY lovers rejoice! There has been a strong resurgence recently for the humble accent walll. Not all rooms will suit one, but they are a great way to aid the focus of your space, eg: drawing attention to a headboard or textured brick wall, or a darker hue to help disguise a wall mounted TV. An accent wall can also provide a starting point for the overall aesthetic of a room by tying alternative colours, textures and patterns together. We suggest trying a dusty pink tone on your wall and team with crisp white, soft grey and timber for a warm feel.

Many of the big name paint companies like Dulux and Taubmans offer great online tools to pick colours and in some cases (such as Taubmans), you can upload an image of your own room and paint it online first. Handy!


What is better than treating yourself to a fresh bunch of blooms on a Saturday morning? To inject life and colour into your home, try a few bunches of different flowers and place them on your coffee table, dining table and bedside table. Some of our pink favourites include peonies, lilies, ranunculus’, hydrangea’s, tulips and proteas. If you’re lucky enough to live in Hobart, there is a flower lady at Salamanca Markets opposite the fruit market with the most amazing bunches of goodness! Get there early!


Another affordable way to incorporate pink into your decor is by updating your accessories. The trick is to have small splashes of pink here and there, surrounded by other colours. Think a vase on a console table, a picture frame on the dresser or a tray on the coffee table with a collection of books and candle holders. Rose gold is a very on trend shade this season, can be coordinated with other metals such as bronze or copper and will bring warmth to any room. Smeg have a really cool 50’s retro range of pastel appliances to add some pinky goodness to your kitchen!

So go forth and style with confidence using the new colour of the season.

The Shift Team