21 Pink Kitchen Ideas: How to get the on-trend kitchen colour right

Pink kitchens were big in 2020, and the interiors trend is showing no signs of slowing down...

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Pink kitchens and bathrooms were one of 2020's top kitchen design trends, with striking pink kitchens dominating our Pinterest and Instagram feeds. Perhaps it's because the colour is so warm, cheerful and playful, or perhaps it's because the colour is so versatile; pair it with black, grey, or with concrete, and suddenly you'll have an edgy, industrial or masculine looking scheme. Pair pink with blue or with green and you'll create something zesty, energetic and dramatic. Or tone it down with woods or pastel shades.

We've seen many pink kitchen ideas over the years, and have collated a few of our faves here below. From pink painted walls (hello Antoinette by Annie Sloan), pink-stained wood cabinetry, bubblegum pink kitchen islands and even fuschia in the kitchen, to pink floors and ceilings, and daring combinations with concrete, there's a pink kitchen idea here for everyone.

Want to go all-out? Pink cabinetry is the way to go. Want something more balanced? Opt for just a pink kitchen island, while keeping cabinetry muted in wood or grey. Just looking to dip your toe in the colour? A pink splash back is one of our personal favourites as it gives just the right dose of warm colour, but is unlikely to tire or bore you any time soon. We're particularly big fans of the dusty grey-pink shades that manage to create a relatively neutral look.

Want a pink shaker kitchen? Brass cabinet door handles, brass wall lights and a brass tap will make it modern, as will replacing brass with matte black hardware.

Scroll down for lots of pink kitchen ideas.

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1. Concrete Contrast

This pink kitchen incorporates lots of rough concrete texture, preventing it from feeling too 'girly'. Instead, the floor to ceiling concrete is softened and made rather charming by the pink cabinets and curtains. No wonder this house, designed by Architect Adam Richards, won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ South East ‘Building of the Year’.

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2. Pink & Navy

This kitchen is given a modern country look, with grooved wood on the walls, a shaker kitchen and ceramic sink. But the pink wall shade, brass cabinet door handles and the brass wall light make it modern – as does the stylish brass tap. We're big fans. 

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Get the look: The worktop is the CRL Quarts from CRL Stone. It's an engineered quartz stone, which is scratch, heat and stain resistant, making it the ideal surface for the kitchen. The non-porous surface makes cleaning simple, with soap and water or a mild detergent all that is needed. Prices are from £400-£650 per square metre.

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3. Dusty Pink

A soft pink with undertones of grey works to soothing effect in this space, designed by Oliver Gustav. Team with burgundy drapes to keep the look elegant. 

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Get the look: For a similar paint shade, try Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L. Industrial chandelier, £1,617.83, Workstead. For similar curtains, try Rothko furnishing fabric, £25m, John Lewis. Find a similar faux fig tree at Nordic House. Pictured: Yvonne Koné’s Copenhagen boutique WALLS For a similar paint shade, try Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L. DETAILS Industrial chandelier, £1,617.83, Workstead. For similar curtains, try Rothko furnishing fabric, £25m, John Lewis. Find a similar faux fig tree at Nordic House.

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4. Scalloped Frame

To add some fun character without overdosing on pink, paint a cool frame around the doorway like this pink scalloped design. Bisque collaborated with design duo 2LG for this kitchen design. 

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Get the look: Classic Radiator colour matched to Myland’s Rose Theatre paint Prices start from £460.80, from bisque.co.uk

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5. Pink tones wood

How stunning is this subtly pink kitchen by Jennifer Welch Designs? Featuring sanded wood cabinetry, marble worktops, a marble extractor hood and splash-back, brass accents and gorgeous bar stools by Gabriel Scott. 

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Get the look: These are the Bardot Stools by Gabriel Scott. Kitchen design by jenniferwelchdesigns.com.

(Image credit: Photo by Josh Welch)

6. Pink & Black

Despite the walls being painted top-to-toe in pink, this space doesn't feel ultra feminine, thanks to the industrial-style black kitchen with chrome accents. 

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Get the look: The prep table is by Nisbets. These are Rockett St George bar stools. The cabinetry is from B&Q. The blind is made in Beaded Stripe linen-mix by Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. The walls are painted in Paint & Paper Library’s Suchong pure flat emulsion. The vintage pendant light was bought in Holland. The portrait painting was inherited and is believed to be of South American origin.

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7. Super Subtle

The pink shade on this kitchen island and these arched cabinets is so soft it's barely there. The effect is soft, feminine, yet subtle. 

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Get the look: Caesarstone collaborated with design duo 2LG for this kitchen design.

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8. Pink Mosaic

The same kitchen features this mosaic-tiled feature wall, adding a blend of soft pink shades to what used to be a mantel. 

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Get the look: Cloudburst Concrete tile Prices start from £450/sqm, Caesarstone

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9. Chevron Splash Back

A grey kitchen is given a fun injection of colour with these dusty pink tiles arranged in chevron formation. 

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Get the look: These are the Poitiers Rose Pink Gloss Tile, 30cm x 7.5cm, £49.99 per m2, from Gemini Tiles.

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10. Pink kitchen island

Not feeling too sure about committing to pink walls or cabinets? Dip your toe in the pink kitchen trend with a rose pink kitchen island, and keep the rest of the kitchen modern and masculine with grey shades and black handles, taps and hardware. 

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Get the look: Kitchen by Life Kitchens, priced from £25,000, life-kitchens.co.uk

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11. Lighten The Mood

This idea is perfectly demonstrated here, where a soft pink kitchen island adds a subtle hint of colour in a dark kitchen. The pink island lightens the mood and makes the space look friendlier. 

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Get the look: Kitchen design by Life Kitchens, priced from £25,000, life-kitchens.co.uk

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12. Pink Floors

We've looked at pink cabinets, pink walls and pink kitchen islands, but what about floors? If you're going to have a tiled floor, you may as well pick a colour or pattern that will put you in a good mood. We love the dusty pink shade of these hexagon tiles, and love how the tiles creep up the walls slightly, showing off their shape. 

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Get the look: This is the Kromatika matt porcelain tile by Equipe Ceramicas, available in Rose as well as 11 other contemporary hues. The hexagonal format is 11.6cm x 10.1cm. The tile is waterproof and ideal for both floors and walls. Available from equipeceramicas.com/en

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13. Pastel shades

This modern kitchen features a calming scheme, with handleless dusty-pink cabinets and rectangular sage green wall tiles grouped in a geometric formation. 

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Get the look: Pictured are the QuookerNordicSquareTwintaps in Stainless steel, from £1,440. One is a boiling water tap, the other is a mixer tap.

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14. Pink patterned tiles

This Spanish kitchen features fun pink encaustic tiles from Artisans of Devizes, adding fun (and waterproof) pattern to the walls. 

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Get the look: This is Laura Butler Madden's Spanish home featuring tiles from Artisans of Devizes and Perrin & Rowe's Phoenician 4360 Sink Mixer with White Porcelain Lever Handles and Rinse in Gold, £759.48

(Image credit: Patrick Butler-Madden)

15. Pink Metro Tiles

Adding pink doesn't have to be a loud statement. In this calm, understated kitchen, dusty-pink metro tiles from Tile Giant have a slightly grey undertone, and add a calm colour to the kitchen splash-back.

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Get the look: These are the blush pink metro tiles from Tile Giant, 10cm x 20cm, £48 per m2 or £1.20 each

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16. Pink & grey

The cabinets in this project by Tanya Jones Studio carry a very subtle shade of pink that's not too obvious or overbearing. 

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Get the look: This is a Roundhouse bespoke kitchen in Coastal Cottage by Benjamin Moore, with work tops in Caesarstone 4120 Raven composite stone with pencil edge. Splashback in Alvito encaustic tiles from Fired Earth. Walls and ceiling in Pink Quartz, Dulux. Quooker boiling water tap. All appliances, Miele. Designed for a project by Roland Homes Developments. Interior design by Tanya Jones. Roundhouse bespoke kitchens start at £35,000.

(Image credit: Photography by Maciek, thebestshot.co.uk)

17. Pink & Navy Blue

This pink kitchen is made vibrant and punchy, thanks to the dark blue contrast. The colour pairing works well and creates a daring, dramatic look. 

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Get the look: Pink wall paint is the Antoinette chalk paint from Annie Sloan.

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18. Bubblegum pink

This country shaker-style kitchen is given a colour injection with a bubblegum pink kitchen island. Painting the island is probably one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to add an instant colour refresh to your kitchen. 

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Get the look: This kitchen was designed byHarvey Jones. Original kitchen, from £20,000, harveyjones.com

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19. Colour contrast

For something more vibrant, paint the walls (and ceiling, if you decide to go all-out) in a wild, vibrant shade like this leaf green. A pink kitchen in comparison looks neutral, and tones it down.

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20. Fun Fuschia

Fancy something a little bit wild? A neon or fuschia pink kitchen island packs a punch and adds energy and drama. 

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Get the look: Kitchen design by Harvey Jones, from £20,000, harveyjones.com

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21. Modern Retro

This modern kitchen pairs bubblegum pink cabinetry with white wall tiles and black grouting. 

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Get the look: This is the Pomena Stone floor tiles, £20 per square metre, part of the VIVO Click Vinyl Collection at Leoline, leoline.co.uk

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Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.