Emily Murray, founder of the award-winning interiors blog The Pink House, explains why this punchy colour combination deserves a place in your home…
Five Ways to Embrace the Pink and Red Interiors Trend
"I’m desperate to go on a #pinkpilgrimage to the El Fenn hotel in Marrakech, not just for the dreamy pink walls/beds/cushions, but because of how they’ve worked pops of red seamlessly into the super-stylish mix. Somehow, Morocco always manages to take the most unlikely of colour combinations and make them sing - and red and pink is no exception. For souk-sourced colour-clash, go vintage with rug expert edit58’s fabulous finds, or head to Bohemia for an eye-catching selection of pink and red pom pom blankets and baskets."
"Red and pink is a perfect colour combination for your garden furniture – the bright colours cheer up even the most lack-lustre of lawns, while evoking memories of exotic holidays – and exotic cocktails. Habitat’s Jambi lounger and outdoor chairs from its SS19 collection have a joyous pink, red, orange and green colourway that will have you stripping off your winter wool and breaking out the Aperol Spritz in no time."
"If you’re still a little unsure whether pink and red is for you, why not trial the trend with a cushion or two to brighten up your sofa. My pick of the pink/red pillows? River Island Home’s tasselled heart cushion is super sweet - the monochrome stripes stop it straying into cutesy. Then there’s Marks & Spencer’s Zebra print and stitch beauty – makes a statement on one side, or turn it over to show off the pretty plain pink velvet on the other. Or how about the Silken Favours Bumblebee cushion at Amara? A true work of art for your armchair."
"If you need proof that pink and red doesn’t have to be in-your-face and can actually offer gentle, relaxing vibes, then check out this season’s bedlinen, where the colour combo is used with calming effect. I love Anthropologie’s pretty Primrose quilt and matching pillowcases, as well as Emma J Shipley’s exotic Jungle Palms bedding design, which pairs pink and red with luscious greens and plenty of white space to show off the pattern."
"Yes, pink and red can be subtle, but the pairing is perhaps at its best when it gets to shout and show off. No wonder, then, that neon genius bagandbones is so keen on the combo. Choose from a pink-and-red flamingo, a ‘love’ sign, or even a pair of lips. Each work of neon art is made from robust, shatterproof plastic LED tubing mounted on sturdy Perspex, so you just hang it like a picture and plug it in at the wall like a lamp. Now you’ve no excuse not to go completely pink and red crazy!"