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6 pink sofa styles & living room ideas

Fancy a pop of pink in your living room? Light or dark, pink is an uplifting colour that deserves so much more than to be just used in bedrooms and nurseries. Keep reading for my insight on using pink to give your living spaces a rosy-glow.

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Pink is an extremely versatile colour that’s capable of achieving so many different looks and atmospheres in the home.


Thanks to its spectacular spectrum of shades, from delicate blush to hot fuchsia, pink can be used as a neutral or bold style statement.


Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn your home into Barbie’s Dreamhouse (unless you want to!) to partake in the trend. There are lots of ways you can bring some pretty hues into your home without going all out. Add a splash of the sweet shade into your room with some seating, a pink feature wall, furnishings or wall art.


Read on as I explore the pink rage and share my pick of products in the playful shade.



Why is pink so popular right now?


Pink has always been a staple colour, but it’s really making its design mark right now.


The release of the latest Barbie film has seen the rise of the vibrant Barbiecore trend, which is a key feature of many a TikTok feed.


Meanwhile, the fashion world is awash with pink, with Valentino’s Fall 22 primarily featuring pink.



What is the Barbiecore trend?


The Barbiecore trend is anything that pays homage to the bright world of Barbie. In particular, Barbie’s staple hot pink look, but with a chic edge.


Fun and feminine, Barbiecore encapsulates the playfulness and frivolity associated with the world’s most famous doll, giving fans a boost of nostalgia and an opportunity to immerse into the bubblegum pink-clad world. 



The trend is all about taking risks and being confident with your colour choice; pinks, purples, corals – the brighter and more colourful, the better.



Is a pink sofa a good idea?


Absolutely!


The beauty of pink is that you can push the boundaries, embrace its brightness and enhance the look with key furniture pieces, such as a pink sofa, pink armchair or a pink footstool.


Putting a pink sofa in your living room will instantly lift the room and give it a youthful look. Turn up the impact with a brighter shade or add a subtle design feature with romantic, pastel pinks.


A pink sofa doesn’t have to dominate your room. It can be styled in many ways and paired with muted shades for a sophisticated and calming look.

What colour goes with a pink sofa?


Due to its diverse range of shades, I believe pink works well alongside so many different colours, especially greens, blues and earthy tones, like taupe, and beige.


It also works wonderfully with crisp white and cream too, especially if the sofa is on the brighter side, as the cream and white helps tone it down and balances it out.


Metallic shades and finishes, both gold and silver, work really well with pink too and add glamourous and grown-up element.


The most effective way of bringing them into your design scheme is via picture frames, chair and table legs, ornaments, light fittings and curtain tie backs. 


Some of the most popular pink colour combinations I've spotted are:


  • Blush and navy blue or emerald green
  • Light pink and grey
  • Dark pink and purple 
  • Dusty pink and dark brown
  • Hot pink and black or white


How do you style a hot pink couch?


It depends on the overall look you’re going for. If you want your room to be all about colour, I'd suggest dressing your sofa with vibrantly-coloured and patterned cushions in bright shades, such as teal, emerald green, gold or mustard.


But if you want more of a muted look, then opt for neutral-coloured cushions and a cream throw, perhaps. 


How do you tone down a pink sofa?


A bold sofa can easily be toned down by dressing it with cushions and/or throws that are neutral in both colour and design. Calm colours like cream, white and beige will bring a softness to a bright sofa and add an interesting contrast.


You can always add an extra layer of design detail through texture. For instance, a chenille or sheepskin throw and velvety cushions.


What colours go with blush pink?


White and silver or white and gold always set off blush pink perfectly.


At the same time, richer colours, such as navy blues and forest greens are capable of looking just as stunning. It all depends on if you want a dramatic and colourful look or more of a more subdued effect.


Top pink sofas & pink chairs


Pink sofas


1. Abbey 3 seater sofa


Full-on Barbiecore, this Cotswald Pink sofa, with contrasting oak legs, is every pink fan’s dream.


Combining classic Chesterfield design with a modern colour palette, this sofa is available in two different sizes.



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2. LLB Portobello fabric 2 seater sofa


Straight from our Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen range comes this powerhouse pink sofa in Pluto Fuschia. 


Designed to put some pow into your living room with vibrant colourways, the sofa also features elegant scrolled arms and shapely front feet – which also come in pink!



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3. Bloom 2 seater sofa standard back


This Bloom sofa is a prime example of just how stunning pink sofas can be.


Featuring neat proportions, piped arms and cushion edging, contrasting antique walnut effect feet and stunning floral cushions, it’s a real work of art.


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4. Lana accent chair


From baby pink to blush, this cosy-looking Lana Accent Chair in Malia Velvet Blush Pink is a real statement piece.


Perfect for pairing with other pink furniture or standing on its own for a hint of sophisticated pink, this chair incorporates retro design with a velvet-effect finish.


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5. Montero pair of dusky pink dining chairs


Showing off the beauty of blush pink to full effect, these chairs are upholstered in luxurious velvet for a sophisticated touch.


Meanwhile, the contemporary design incorporates slightly curved edges and contrasting black legs with stylish gold tips.


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6. Paloma Home Lady Muck velvet love chair


Conjuring up images of old-time grandeur, the Lady Muck Velvet Love Chair sits prettily with sophisticated sloped arms and sleek tapered legs. 


A key piece from our Paloma Home range, the Lady Muck Love Chair promises to bring an air of elegance to any sitting room or reading corner.




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Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

12th July 2023

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.