Nobody’s really sure what millennial pink is. Some say it’s similar to the rose quartz color of the iPhone launched in 2015 and became one of Pantone’s color of the year in 2016. Others attribute it to the prominent color in Wes Anderson’s acclaimed 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
But one thing’s for sure, the fashion and design world can’t get enough of the pale pink, almost pastel, color. Years after its onset, it hasn’t shown signs of dying down yet. Get the trend into your dining room by incorporating it in these subtle ways.
1. Chair cushions
Dyeing your dining room chairs the trendy pink shade is a simple yet bold statement to add to your dining area. You can choose either the chair cushion itself or the back cushion of the chairs to dye. All you need to do is to buy a pink shade dye, dilute it in water to get the pastel shade and dip your old cushions to bring them new life.
Another option is buying fabric paint and spraying it on the cushions. This is definitely an easier and less messy way to infuse your chairs with the new color. Just remember to lay down newspapers and protect the wooden or steel part of your chair before painting the cushions.
2. Pink dining ware
You don’t have to permanently alter your dining room in order to get on with the millennial pink trend. If you want a more subtle and temporary nod to the trend, you can buy dining ware sets in the light pink color.
Matching plates, glassware and food containers can look particularly clean and stylish when set up on the dining table during special occasions or just simple family dinners.
Another temporary but smart way to add pink to your dining room is to decorate your table with flowers. Find a shade of roses (or of your favorite flowers) that matches the famous pink color and use it as the centerpiece on your dining table. You can also place flowers in other parts of your dining room such as on side tables.
Fresh flowers are always a great way to add life and freshness to a room. They’re also very much temporary and can be easily replaced with new ones.
4. Repainting walls
If you’re really willing to commit to the trendy color, you can paint your dining room walls pink. Painting is a simple but sure way to give a room new life. And the light pink color can enlarge your dining room and bring in more light.
But before you start painting make sure that the color will match your current dining room furniture and design scheme unless you’re planning to redo the entire room to match the pastel pink color.
5. Pink lamps
This next one’s a great tip for DIY enthusiasts. If you have an old, plain lamp, you can dye it the pink shade. Or if you’re feeling more ambitious, stencil it with an intricate design as well. The output will be a great pop of color in your dining area and a simple way to add more personality in the space. Not to mention the light that the newly-pink lamp will produce can add to the overall ambiance of your dining area.
It isn’t too late to jump into the millennial pink bandwagon. Incorporate the trendy color in your dining room and revamp it to fit the current times.