Cottage Design Home Decor

Rethinking Pink: The Pink Cottage

June 24, 2015

Pink is a versatile color. Light pink is soft, relaxing, light and airy.

Bright pink is vivacious, modern. classic and sexy.

Pink evokes feelings of happiness and says “look at me.”. We notice people more when they are wearing pink.

The pink cottage is not always a feminine or “girly” cottage.  Many designers today are using pops of pink throughout the homes they decorate in the form of pillows, accessories or flowers.

I love the addition of this saturated pink runner in the entrance of this home.  It says “welcome” and “we have fun here!”

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And I love this room with the ceiling painted azalea pink.


Here’s a very subtle way to introduce pink into a modern kitchen.  It soften the edges just a bit.

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Wouldn’t you love to sleep here?  The pale pink touches and all white palette is so serene.

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This reading nook becomes updated and modern with pink toile wallpaper and a pink patterned cushion.


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This is my kind of pink.  Flowers in a french container on a farm house chair.

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This pink dresser makes a fabulous addition to a bedroom. (not crazy about the lamp, but love the chairs!)

Pink flowers make your home look like a summer cottage.

Love this pink velvet chair with gold accents. Very chic and very French.


A pink cottage does not have to be fussy.  A few dark and light pink roses in simple glass vases adds a touch of sophistication to a neutral palette.

I love the small touches of pink in both these baths.

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Love the addition of just one pink pillow to this very modern apartment.


Pink is my favorite color but my home has very little pink in it. I like to add touches of it here and there.  It makes me smile.

Pink jars filled with blooms on the stairs instead of the table.

Here’s my old French urn filled with flowers.


And of course my favorite pink boots.

Find ways of adding touches of pink to your cottage. I promise when you come home after a long day and see it, you’ll smile.


How do you rethink pink?


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  • Reply NanaDiana June 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT, Gay. Each picture is one of pink loveliness. xo Diana

  • Reply Nellie's Cozy place August 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Gay,
    This is my first time to visit you and what a wonderful visit it was….
    A visual delight, I love pastels…..loved all your posts, but loved the pink ball jar on the stairs, pic #14………..such a cute idea.
    Sent this post to my daughter as she has stairs, I don't, but she uses blue ball jars,
    so thought she might like to try it…………
    Your really have a lovely blog. Came over form Junk Chic Cottage.
    Blessings, Nellie

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