Blush pink leaves its mark on kitchens and bathrooms

Pink is a big colour for 2018, and now it's extending into kitchens and bathrooms

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Up until now, living rooms and bedrooms have been the place of choice for this soft, pastel shade, but now we're seeing blush pink extend into kitchens and bathrooms. 

Combine this on-trend shade with neutral, white or grey walls and furniture to allow the colour to pop. A stand-alone larder or island is a great way to make a statement in a kitchen.

Pink has too long been considered a no-go shade for bathrooms, but with a vintage or contemporary twist, it creates subtle elegance. Stand-out pink sanitaryware is undeniably pretty, but for a less expensive option, update your walls with paint or tiles.

1. Beautiful storage

This lovely larder is perfect for hiding away bowls and plates, and brightens up an other wise neutral space. For a less expensive options, consider upcycling your wooden furniture with paint. Suffolk bi-fold larder painted in Old Rose, £4,725; Suffolk rectangular table, £825; Suffolk dining chair, £295, Neptune 

pink kitchen storage

2. Work station

This sleek and simple unit is a great addition to a contemporary freestanding kitchen. Also tapping into the trend for metal (and magnetic!) kitchen cupboards, it is hard wearing and can be customised to suit your needs. This will be on display at Milan Design week in April 2018. Frame collection of designer furniture from, £3,601,

pink kitchen

3. Paint the walls

For a less expensive way to add a splash of pink, if your cupboards are fairly neutral, simply paint the walls. Combine with copper accessories to add some warmth and metallic shine. Infinity shaker kitchen in fossil grey, £1,853, Wren Kitchens

pink kitchen

4. Island life

A kitchen island often becomes the hub of a home, and this wow-factor one will definitely be a talking point. Combined with simple white matching units and grey walls, the colour is allowed to pop. Both open and closed storage means you can hide away and display your things. Hampton kitchen in island in vintage rose, from £7,500 for a complete kitchen, Masterclass

pink kitchen island

5. Mini tub

If you've got a small bathroom, you may think you haven't got room for a bath... well think again! This pink bath is perfect for slotting into a corner to make an instant style feature from even the smallest of spaces. Tubby Torre pink bath, £2,448, The Albion Bath Company

pink bath

6. Vintage elegance

Not ready for new bathroom furniture but want an on-trend look? Simply paint the walls with bathroom paint. This colour lends itself to vintage elegance, so combine with crystals and metallics for a bathroom you'll want to spend more time in. Claverton basin, £230; Claverton pedestal, £115; arched mirror, £170, Heritage bathrooms

pink bathroom walls

7. Statement tiles

Simple metro tiles are brought to life in this beautiful shade. Combined with pure white for a bright and fresh look, clean simple lines give this pretty shade a modern edge. Laura Ashley Amethyst pink gloss wall tile, £67.98 per m2, Victoria Plum

pink bathroom tiles

8. Lovely lounging

Of course, we're still loving seeing blush pink hues throughout the rest of the house. The statement combination of pink and green is setting us up nicely for summer, with a subtle hint to tropical, warmer climes. Epsom corner sofa, £3,350, Rose & grey

pink sofa