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Complete Guide to Pink Kitchen Perfection

By Ted Ryan

Complete Guide to Pink Kitchen Perfection

It’s safe to say that pink is one of the most evocative colors in the spectrum. Even in nature, the pop of pink from a flower or a sunset instantly sets itself apart from the other earth tones in the scene. Pink is also one of the most versatile colors, ranging from soft sandy neutrals to bold bubblegum pink.

pink kitchen backsplash with exposed shelves

Tile Shown: Tumbleweed 2x8 // Design: Dominique Gebru // Image: Tyler Hooks for Laura Metzler Photography

Pink has emerged as a go-to colorway for bathrooms, living rooms, pools, outdoor spaces, and even restaurants.

Today we’re setting our sights on pink kitchen ideas, with advice on where to incorporate the color in your kitchen, which shades work best, and plenty of inspiration along the way.

What Style Kitchen Works with Pink?

Not to cop out with a non-answer, the truth is that because of pink’s many personalities, it’s a color that works with nearly every design style.

A soft blush pink or barely pink beige are great picks for Modern, Minimalist, Scandinavian, and Traditional style kitchens.

modern kitchen with soft pink backsplash

Tile Shown: Sand Dune 3x3 (due to Sand Dune's high variation, it may not always appear pink) // Design: Claire Zinnecker // Image: Leonid Furmansky, Son of Rand

Something a little more saturated is well suited for a mid-century kitchen design.

pink and green plaid midcentury cabin kitchen

Tile Shown: Evening Glow, Kelp & Hunter Green 3x3 // Design & Image: Claire Thomas

And at the far end of the spectrum, a hot pink will truly make a contemporary kitchen come alive.

contemporary kitchen with pink hexagon backsplash

Tile Shown: Desert Bloom 6" Hexagon // Design & Image: Banner Day Interiors

What Color Goes With Pink in Kitchens?

Pink and Green

From roses to the runway, pink and green are a perfect match and in interior design, it’s no different. Because they sit directly opposite one another on the color wheel, green balances pink perfectly.

green and pink bungalow kitchen

Tile Shown: Tumbleweed 2x8 & Pivot Custom Motif // Design & Image: Dani Nagel

Pink and White

White really goes with every color and pink is no exception. White kitchens with pops of pink let the color stand out without overpowering the room.

pink glass backsplash with white cabinets

Tile Shown: Rosy Finch Matte // Design: BOXI by Semihandmade // Image: Molly Rose Photo

On the other hand, white appliances in a mostly pink kitchen offer refreshing accents against the warm motif of pink.

Off-whites and creams are also excellent colors to pair with pink, picking up on the neutral gradient where the softest pinks leave off.

small kitchen with counter and craft table

Tile Shown: Tumbleweed & Tusk 2x8 // Design: Colossus // Image: Stephanie Russo

Pink and Pink

Maybe the best color to pair with pink is more pink! Pairing one shade of pink with another stronger or softer shade brings cohesion to the kitchen without overpowering the space with a single note of pink.

pink kitchen coffee bar

Tile Shown: Tumbleweed Star and Cross // Design: A Beautiful Mess

Where to Feature Pink in the Kitchen

Pink Kitchen Floors

A pink kitchen provides all the color and personality of pink while also allowing you all the benefits of a white kitchen as well.

Because of the sheer square footage, pink floor holds its own as a standalone accent but can also be matched with other elements of the kitchen like the backsplash.

midecentury kitchen with pink floor and colorblock backsplash

Milky Way, Tuolumne Meadows, Sorbet & Mandarin 3x3 // Design: Aker Interiors // Image: Jess Isaac Photography

Pink Kitchen Cabinets

Pink cabinets are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make a big impact on your kitchen. With a can of paint and a day of work, you can have pink cabinetry that pops whether you add pink elsewhere or not.

modern kitchen with pink cabinets

Tile Shown: Dawn, Clover & Sunflower 3x6 // Design & Image: Samantha Klein

Pink Kitchen Backsplashes

The backsplash is the true showpiece of the kitchen and one of the best places to turn your kitchen pink. Not only will your color choice make a statement, Tile offers an array of pattern and texture choices to take your design to the next level.

cottage kitchen with stainless steel fridge and pink backsplash

Tile Shown: Mesa Ogee Drop // Design: Glew Build & Co. // Image: The Boho House

Pink Kitchen Countertops

Countertops might be the most tone-setting surface in the kitchen and if you're sure you want that tone to be pink, counters might be the best place to begin.

adobe kitchen with pink floors and counters

Tile Shown: Dawn 3x3 & Adobe Star and Cross // Design & Image: Claire Thomas

There are many options out there to achieve attention-grabbing pink countertops in your kitchen. Granite, quartz, solid surface material, porcelain, and of course ceramic tile are all available in varied shades of pink.

Pink Kitchen Accent Walls

Like cabinets, a pink-painted accent wall is an easy way to feature the color at an affordable cost. It is also less of a commitment since a single wall may feature less prominently than all of your kitchen cabinets.

At the same time, a pink tiled wall in a small kitchen does make a major statement.

hotel kitchenette with pink tile accent wall

Tile Shown: Dawn Star and Cross // Design & Image: Ashley Petrone

An accent door is also an easy way to introduce pink to your kitchen without diving too deep.

white kitchen with pink and gold accents

Tile Shown: White Wash 6" Triangle // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image: Jeff Mindell

Pink Kitchen Accessories

The lowest barrier of entry to adding a splash of pink to your kitchen is with appliances, furniture, and accessories.

white kitchen with tile backsplash and pink accents

Tile Shown: Feldspar 2x6 & Fallow White Motif // Design & Image: Reserve Home

Pink pendant lights, a pink standup mixer or toaster, pink tableware on open shelves, pink kitchen towels, or even a fresh arrangement of pink flowers will all add an element of pink to your kitchen without making major investments or permanent installations.

pink salt and pepper shakes in front of white tile backsplash

Tile Shown: Daisy Chaine Homme // Design: Caitlin McCarthy Designs // Image: Eric Rippin

If you like what you see, you can always add more pink later with paint, tile, or countertops.

Ready to pull some pink into your kitchen design? Our design consultants can help you design a kitchen with the perfect amount of pink with handmade tile and our free design services. Reach out to be connected with your personal consultant today!

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