Pink to make the boys wink

You all know I love a bit of pink, which is a slight problem because Jules doesn’t. I recently painted our kitchen pink and it is still beyond me how on earth I managed to convince him to go along with that (other than that I promised to do the painting and he could go on holiday for a week!).

However, he put his foot down hard when it came to bringing pink into the bedroom although slowly, slowly I have been adding more and more without him quite clocking it yet. Therefore, I thought I would share some ways of incorporating pink into a room without splashing it all over the walls and these ideas can work with any colour really, which is especially useful for those of you who rent and can’t change the neutral decoration.

So, in our bedroom we have brilliant white walls and the floors are painted in Farrow & Ball’s All White. All of the furniture is natural wood, the wardrobes are white so there really is no permanent colour whatsoever. Just by adding a few touches of pink here and there it feels like a pink room though and when I am tired of that I can switch it up and change things around and make it feel completely different.

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

I have a blush pink linen duvet cover from Soak & Sleep that adds a subtle touch of pink but can be changed really easily if I want to tone down the pink vibe – sometimes it is white and sometimes it is grey, which makes the room feel totally different. The lampshade from Lane is the only permanent pink fixture in the room.

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

Even the pink rim on this vase from Holly’s House makes a difference but I can easily switch it out for something more neutral.

Whenever I take photos in my bedroom Otto has to be in the room with me and he sits there the whole time with his chin planted on the bed begging to be let up. I couldn’t help but include him here today!

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

The smallest additions can add hints of colour like this beautiful ceramic cup on my dressing table from Simple Shape. It helps to tie in the bedlinen to this side of the room.

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

Oh, and there he is again, still waiting to be let up!

Adding touches of pink to a bedroom | Apartment Apothecary

I love the versatility of white walls and floors and being able to change the feeling of the room using just a few accessories. I just hope Jules doesn’t read this post and realise that he has a pink bedroom 😉

Katy x



  1. Flora 20th June 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I love that you’ve used such subtle touches of pink! Like Jules, I think Lee would balk at the idea of me suggesting pink in our bedroom, but I’m inspired by your covert tactics! I’ve heard that pink can look grey in some lights (particularly the new paint tones by Farrow and Ball), so perhaps I should suggest that it’ll be “more grey than pink, really” and just see what he thinks!


    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful room.

    Flora x

    • Katy 23rd June 2016 / 8:56 am

      Covert tactics here all the way! You should have a look at my living room as I have used the new F&B colour Peignoir – very grey and only pink in certain lights. Jules loves it 🙂 xx

  2. Fiona Cameron 21st June 2016 / 8:10 am

    Until you pointed it out, I hadn’t actually clocked that the pink was all in the accessories. Great suggestions for sneaking some pink into the home. Will an otherwise all boy household I need to be artful too. x

    • Katy 23rd June 2016 / 8:56 am

      Yup, too many boys here too 🙂 x

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