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The Many Shades Of Pink

For many expecting parents, selecting the right colors is the hardest part of decorating the nursery. There are so many fabulous choices on the market now that narrowing it down may feel a bit overwhelming. One trend you can be sure will never go out of style is the love of pink for little girls. The pink palette has expanded over the years, and now we are seeing tons of different shades and tones that are all perfectly pink with their own unique flare.

Of course, there is the traditional baby pink. This sweet look will always be a classic. As hard as I tried not to, I couldn’t resist using this look in my own daughter’s nursery.

Next we have what I like to call watermelon pink. Bright and bold, this pink hue works very well with a lime or yellow accent. I adore it here in New Arrivals’ Pink Taffy Set.


Raspberry pink, like the nursery seen here by Liz Carroll, is my favorite pink of the season. This bright color gives an extra punch to any room and is perfectly balanced with a softer color like grey, pale pink or robin’s egg blue.

A peachy pink, matched with a pale beige, gives a very elegant and soft look. This is my sister’s nursery done in Nava’s Whisper Pink.

Picking the right pink paint color can be tricky — not too bubble gum, not too white. I am loving Farrow and Ball’s Middleton Pink or Benjamin Moore’s Wild Aster Pink seen in this blog post by Making It Lovely.

Did you use a great shade of pink in your child’s room? Please share!

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  1. avatar Melisa says:

    Thanks Liz! We just love your work. Beautiful room.

  2. avatar Liz Carroll says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my daughter’s nursery! I was so excited to see it as part of your post. This was such a different project after having a boy for my first child and I loved taking a huge risk with the hot pink paint!! What a fun post with beautiful and cute pink rooms….love them all!

    Liz Carroll

  3. avatar Kimberly Russell says:

    I just painted my 3yr old’s new room with Valspar’s Pink Potion.

  4. avatar Bibzees says:

    The Berry and Gray combination is simply gorgeous!

  5. avatar Janey Isaac says:

    Thanks for this shades of pink crash course. My favorite is a shade nearing the old rose kind of pink. I wonder what that shade is called.

  6. avatar Pencils says:

    I can’t remember the name of my daughter’s room color, it’s a pinky coral. Quite a bit brighter than the peachy pink you have up there. It’s neat because depending on the light, it looks totally peach (in morning light) or totally pink (in lamplight.) I’ve mixed it with a yellow & white dresser–an old wicker dresser that I painted. Initially I painted it all yellow, but it was too *much*, too dull, then I painted the drawers a soft white and put on pink glass pulls. Now it’s a showstopper. Her curtains are old-fashioned white cotton with ball fringe, and I replaced one closet door with a curtain in a pink floral Liberty print–the one Target featured last year. The print has many colors in it, including lots of yellow and orange, so it goes well in the room. I also have storage boxes covered in the same Liberty print, with orange interiors. I hung a vintage circular glass shade over the ceiling fixture with a pink & coral design. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before or since.

  7. That is way to much pink for me. If I was ever to have a girl I would have to go with a non-traditional color.

  8. avatar Joanna says:

    You are right, there are so many fabulous color choices that they can be overwhelming. This is exactly how I felt when I found out I was having a girl. I couldn’t decide on a color for the nursery because the choices were too many. So I settled for the classic girly color: pink. And even if I already decided on pink, there are still so many shades to choose from!

  9. avatar Ruthy says:

    Nicely done. I love pink

  10. avatar Kimberly says:

    I think watermelon pink is really lovely and pretty when paired with the right shade of green for that watermelon color combo. It is just too sweet a color scheme!

  11. avatar Erin N. says:

    So cute…I love them all :)