February 13, 2020

Unique Ways to Design with the Color of Love

You’re Making Me Blush!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we compiled a few of our favorite spaces that display pinks and reds in unexpected and delightful ways! Pink is a transformative hue, ranging from blushes and corals, to deep berries and plums. Scroll on for some practical tips to incorporate this fabulous color in your own home.


Benjamin Moore – Bashful | Marie Flanigan Interiors

A quick and relatively easy way to bring your favorite pink hue home is with paint. There are many creative ways to introduce the color without coating the entire room. Consider covering only the back of your bookshelves for a pretty little pop!

Wallpaper | File Folders | Storage Boxes  | Marie Flanigan Interiors

You can also opt for an accent wall in your favorite blush-hued wallpaper. The geometric pattern we installed in this home office was a lovely mix of angular lines softened by a feminine color palette. Both serene and energizing, it is an ideal choice for maximum productivity and enjoyment!

Peaches and Corals

“Living Coral” was Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, and we don’t see it going away anytime soon. We love that this color can read like a neutral when muted, or make a daring statement when the vibrancy is kicked up a notch.

Rug | Duvet | Wallpaper | Chair & Drapery Fabric | Marie Flanigan Interiors

In this sweet girl’s room, subtle peach undertones lay the foundation for a warm and welcoming environment. We upped the sophistication level by layering tone-on-tone complementary wall coverings, drapery, and fabrics throughout. The end result is youthful enough for a child to feel comfortable, while still leaving room for the design to evolve as she grows up.

Bedding | Drapery Fabric | Pillows | Marie Flanigan Interiors

In this playful space we elevated the classic powder blues and pale pinks of traditional nurseries by increasing the saturation, using lively coral and rich navy. With slight variations in tone, the drapery, bedding, and vintage rug coordinate well without matching exactly.


We’re feeling really inspired by pinks in the berry and plum families. They are vivid and evocative – we predict we will be seeing them more and more in the future!

Wallpaper | Rug | Marie Flanigan Interiors

This garden scene mural from Rebel Walls, has the most gorgeous pink and purple hues in its painterly petals. Whimsical and delicate, it sets a magical scene fit for a nursery.

Plaster – Segreto Finishes | Marie Flanigan Interiors

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we served up a dose of handsome drama with moody plaster walls in this home’s screening room. The texture of the wall finish combined with the intensity of this dark cranberry pigment instantly enfolds you in its depth, creating a cozy, cocoon-like environment.

Counter – Calacatta Namibia | Marie Flanigan Interiors

Can we just talk about how much we LOVE stone with soft pink veining? Mother Nature certainly showed off with this glorious marble masterpiece!

Marie Flanigan Interiors

While we often gravitate toward muted rugs, striking antique oushaks pack a serious punch and are perfect layered against neutral furnishings for a collected feel. Don’t shy away from these traditional beauties – their bold coloration can be tamed and updated when inserted into more contemporary surroundings.

Have you seen pink used in any surprising and innovative ways? Drop us a note below!



Join the Conversation

Follow us @marieflaniganinteriors for a daily dose of inspiration

Innovative design. Exceptional service.

We blend poetry with purpose, revealing the beauty of home.