Color trends change all the time in the world of interior design. And (like it or not) millennial pink isn't going anywhere. With all of the hype around one single shade, let us not forget all the other great hues. From rich berry to pale pastel, there are so many gorgeous options to choose from.
Here, top designers and experts share their favorite shades of pink.
“ by Portola Paints is a favorite of mine. Subtle, delicate and gender neutral–it works beautifully on a ceiling to add a little color.”
- Bradley Odom,
" is a sophisticated shade of pink that’s fresh, warm and bright. Like the name implies, it conjures up warm memories of good times with full glasses of rosé!"
- Nicole Gibbons,
"Pink is one of my favorite colors! But, it can be tricky to pull off. has a dynamic and earthy quality to it that is very versatile. It can just as easily be used in your dining room or your daughter's room."
“Benjamin Moore's is a perfectly subtle shade of pink that lights up every room with a pearly glow. It’s especially great on ceilings to get an extra luminescence when light from a chandelier reflects on it.”
"The great thing about the "Millennial Pink" trend is that it universalized pink and made it more accessible to those who may have shied away in the past. From a designer's perspective, pink is a fantastic paint color for walls because the warmth makes people's skin look bright and healthy. by Benjamin Moore turns up the volume with raspberry pink tones for a robust, vibrant take on the hue."
"Pinks can often come across as too sweet or youthful, but is a beautiful, barely-there pink that’s soft and sophisticated. It’s the perfect new neutral."
- Nicole Gibbons,
"If you take Millennial Pink and dial back the magenta and brightness while adding a little bit of dirt, you are left with –a soft, earthy neutral. It’s a sophisticated, subtler, more natural version of pink that is just as stunning and can be used pretty much anywhere."
"I like modern masters as my favorite pink. It’s so iridescent and fun. It can be used in an adult room or kids room, as an accent ceiling or wall. One of my favorite places to use this color is in a woman’s closet! Pink pink....you are always the missing link"
"Subtle, yet impactful, “” exudes a brilliant glow that doesn’t overwhelm the space as overly pink. Even the slightest hue of pink reads strongly, so if you’re looking for just a hint of blush, this is a beautiful option."
- Katie Hodges,
"I always recommend a timeless pink (), because it works effortlessly in energetic youthful spaces, like a child's room."
"I recently completed a remodel in Northern Wisconsin in which I used Benjamin Moore's in a tiny guest room to give it some life. It's the perfect balance between soft and cool and feels different at different times of the day."
-Jenika Kurtz Cuadra,
"We really like the new rusty pink, which I saw a lot of in a recent trip to Milan. Benjamin Moore in [would work well in] a country kitchen or a romantic bedroom with dark grey bedding."
"I love this subtle pink by Sherwin Williams () with enough grey in it to deem it suitable for even a living room. This pink is as mellow and elegant as can be. So warm and tender, it envelops you in it's presence."
"It is not everyday that you can get away with painting a pink without it feeling like a nursery, but by Divine Color is the perfect tone to have it still feel sophisticated enough for any room."
- Emily Henderson,
"For a dusty pink, it's hard to beat by Farrow & Ball. With its grey undertone, I find it more versatile than most pinks on the market. I love using it in unexpected places, like a dining room ceiling. And it makes everyone's skin look gorgeous."
"I like pinks that are pretty rather than precious. by Farrow & Ball is more 'au naturel' than bubble gum. I love the idea of Pink Ground as the background for a sitting room displaying black-and-white or neutral-toned artwork."
- Sam Allen,
"Fitting the bill for millennial pink to a T: by Benjamin Moore. With a hint of peach and a balancing beige-y undertone, this is the poster child for this muted, irreverent hue. This shade functions as a neutral, and looks gorgeous paired with whites, grays, blues and greens. It's perfect for a living room or bedroom—it's not overwhelming, so don't be afraid to use it in large spaces!"
"When painting a room pink I like to use Farrow & Ball's . It is essentially the adult versions of pink. There is more depth than just a standard Barbie or hot pink. If you want to introduce a louder pink, you can still do that through accessories and furniture without your space looking like a children's room."
- Michael Hillal,
"I would use a dusty or dead rose pink, something masculine like Benjamin Moore's . I love the way flowers die; they have more movement in their color. It's perfect for a dressing room so the garments flow."
-Daniel Charles Lodato,
"I used Benjamin Moore’s for the bedroom of a client’s teenage daughter here in the city. It’s from their Williamsburg collection, which is really nice. The color feels fresh yet references the palette of the late 18th century."
" by Benjamin Moore is the perfect pink – warm, not too bubble gum and works both for a formal living room or a child’s room. It’s lively and colorful, but also mellow."
"If you’re looking for a pink that’s not too punchy, from Farrow & Ball is a no-brainer. It’s earthy and sort of dusty so it works perfect in homes that have a relationship with the outdoors — the West or Southwest especially."
- Katrina Hernandez,
"As young designer, I find that millennial pink (), when used correctly, can catch the eye of the younger demographic. I would use the color for a commercial project like a restaurant or a cafe looking to grab the attention of a younger generation."