There’s just something uplifting about a bedroom in pink. The soft, rosy hue evokes a warmth and cosiness that instantly makes you feel at home. And pairing it with grey – in all its marvellous, calming glory – creates the perfect balance.
We love playing with different shades of pink and grey to design modern yet comforting bedrooms, but a word of warning – it’s also relatively easy to get things wrong. Grey is a sad colour, while pink is nice and happy, so they can cancel each other out or overpower one another, and that’s the last thing you want.
The good news is that making pink and grey work is much easier than something wild like electric yellow and sky blue. Here are some ideas:
The 60-30-10 colour rule
The best idea for 2024 is the 60-30-10 rule, an interior design trick that professionals use to create harmonious spaces.
With this rule, 60% of your room should be grey – for example, on the walls, bedding, and furniture to create a calm, neutral backdrop. 30% should be pink – a pale pink chair, deep pink curtains, a pink patterned rug – to inject femininity and warmth. And 10% should be an accent colour like white, black, or gold for décor and fixtures.
Straying too far from these ratios can tip the balance of your bedroom design, making it too dark, feminine, and poorly structured.
Now that you have the 60-30-10 rule in your head, the big decision is whether to get a grey bed or a pink bed – your bed is the focal point of your room, so whatever colour you choose will be your 60% colour.
Most people choose a grey bed. Grey beds are neutral and trendy and match any interior style, from bohemian to mid-century modern.
Here are some excellent options:
The plush Bedmr Kingham ottoman makes a glamorous statement in a pink and grey bedroom. Upholstered in smooth grey velvet, the tufted headboard takes on a silver sheen that beautifully complements rosy, pink walls or bedding. Also available in pink.
Milan Bed Company Chicago
The elegant curves of the Milan Bed Company Chicago sleigh bed lend a glamorous French flair to a pink and grey colour scheme, with the sleek headboard and footboard’s contrast stitching subtly standing out against the silvery-grey chenille fabric.
Julian Bowen Zodiac bunk bed
The Julian Bowen Zodiac bunk bed is perfect for a kids’ bedroom decorated in pink and grey with smooth curved lines and a lacquered grey finish. It’s excellent value for money, with two foam mattresses included.
Limelight Rose Bed Frame
The Rose bed blends classic elegance with modern simplicity. Subtle scrollwork, a multi-buttoned headboard, and tapered wooden legs create a distinctive style, while the slatted base is compatible with any mattress.
Charmingly modern yet comfortably timeless, the Otley fabric bed delights with its gentle curves and super-soft teddy bear upholstery. Light wood feet anchor the bouncy sprung slate base and complement the snuggly pink fabric.
Giltedge Half-Opening Ottoman
This chic half-opening ottoman offers plentiful in-bed storage space via a smooth hydraulic lift. It’s made from hardwood for longevity and boasts sumptuous pink upholstery, chrome feet, and an optional headboard in multiple styles.
Décor, furnishings, and fixtures
Bring in extra pink with plush accent chairs or a cosy window seat wrapped in soft, dusky velvet. The rich colour looks so elegant against cool grey walls.
Toss some super snuggly throw blankets in coordinating pink and grey tones on the bed for extra layers when it’s chilly.
For flooring, go for mostly neutral grey and white shag rugs with fun pops of pink in the geometric details or patterns.
Play up the femininity with cute table lamps in pink and then contrast with some metallic sheen from chrome and gunmetal for wall sconces or pendant lights overhead. Finally, hang some sentimental framed art – maybe delicate watercolours of blush blooms, black and white cityscape prints, or modern abstracts in brushed pink and grey.