Pink has always been a tricky color to pull off in a space. It’s typically used in a child’s bedroom. And the more muted, dusty rose shades often pop up in classic styles, like Victorian spaces. Because of these styles, using pink shades in the wrong way can create either an unintentionally childish or antiquated look. Yet pink is a much-beloved color for the romantic vibe, softer feel and stately elegance it brings to a space. So even if you’re trying to make a more modern space, you don’t have to forget about using pink altogether. You can easily make pink look modern.

Working pink into an updated space could take a few days or longer, however. With this color, you’ll need to take into account how the pink shading works with the rest of the room from a color scheme standpoint. There are also many modern ways to incorporate pink using different materials. These ideas could include anything from new cabinets and countertops to simply a new area rug.

Pink cabinets have become a fun choice for modern kitchens. Image: ImageFlow/Shutterstock

Consider materials to make pink look modern

If you want to make pink look modern, look into the different types of materials where pink could be incorporated. This is a good place to start because it gets you thinking about where the pink will be most saturated in the space.

You might be surprised about where you can incorporate pink. You can go for smaller items, like pillows, blankets or wall art. But in more modern styles, bold shades like neon pink are popping up in cabinets, countertops, molding and just about anywhere else. It makes for an artsy and creative addition to colorful modern spaces. So if you’ve been looking for that excuse to get a new countertop, working with pink in your home could be just the thing.

Create visual interest by layering different shades of pink in a space. Image: NMC2S/Shutterstock

Layer the shades

A top way to make pink look modern is to layer different shades of it. Monochrome color schemes have been a hit in modern homes for the last several years. So working with multiple shades of pink is a good way to bring that modern sensibility into a space.

A common way to layer pink in modern homes is to have accents of neon pink in front of larger backdrop shades of light pink. For instance, you might have neon pink chairs in front of a baby pink wall. You might even have baby pink walls and a neon pink ceiling. Another option is to layer darker pink pillows on lighter pink furniture.

Pink can combine well with modern, neutral tones. Image: ImageFlow/Shutterstock

Combine pink with contemporary color schemes and patterns

Also, when you are working to make pink look modern, keep the overall color scheme and feel of the room in mind. You want to focus on a modern vibe at all times. That usually translates to having some bold splashes of pink, possibly in a countertop or small accent wall. But those will be combined with bright, light and neutral overall color schemes.

You might also want to focus on what patterns are in your space to keep things modern. For instance, a pink countertop should combine with a modern backsplash, like clean white tile or even an abstract design.

And always remember, when in doubt, less is more. Typically, modern spaces are all about small shots of accent colors with overwhelmingly neutral colors.