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12 Times a Pink Sofa Made the Room

by Kevin O'Gara

It’s no secret that the Design*Sponge team is in love with the color pink. Just scroll back four years, and you’ll see that Grace was professing her love for pink in this post, and now there’s a dedicated Instagram hashtag for #DSpink, which has collected over 12,000 beautiful, rosy-toned images. From making a statement to acting as a warm neutral, pink is increasingly being recognized as a versatile color that can find its way into the color palette of any style or type of room. It’s incredible to think of this small thread — a pink sofa — that connects the homes and styles in this post, and it’s so interesting to see how varied the context for this piece is in each room.

These pink sofas show just how much fun you can have when you take a chance with an interesting color on a large piece of furniture. It doesn’t always have to make a statement, but these living rooms demonstrate how successful a space can be when you step outside of the comfort zone of white, beige and brown. What do you think about these saturated sofas? –Kevin

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In an eclectic Philadelphia loft, this tufted number from Jonathan Adler lends a sophisticated style to the spacious living area.
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This Instagram photo from Paisley & Jade, who specialize in vintage rentals, was featured in Grace's favorite #DSpink images. With such a long profile, it would make a smashing piece as a banquette or sectional.
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Studio WM paired this minmal, soft pink loveseat with their new gradient lamp in the pink room of the Oranienbaum Palace in Russia.
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This roll arm sofa is perfectly suited for the living room of Manchester-based interior designer Karen Barlow. The rich velvet and saturated color showcase her lively style.
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Carolyn Gavin's quirky Victorian home was finished off with a sofa reupholstered in her favorite color -- hot pink. It provides the perfect place for her daughter to play ukelele.
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Pink shows up frequently in Caitlin Wilson's playful fabric collection and design work, so it was only natural for her living room to be designed around the perfect pink sofa.
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Salmon pink creates the ground for this simple sitting area, covering the sofa and the sides of the armchair. With the spread of color through the space, the pink becomes a neutral in this room.
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In this cheery Midwestern home, white floors and walls make the pink boucle sofa from Room & Board pop in the airy room. The minimal styling lets the color really shine in this living room.
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Dramatic modernism gives an edge to the shades of pink in this living room. From the solid pillows to the two-toned sofas, the concentration of color is softened by the gradient of hues.
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The hot pink sofa is definitely the star of this Catskills getaway, with clean Scandinavian lines and a cluster of classic Nelson pendants above. The streamlined shape of the sofa echoes the home's architecture.
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This modern sofa and ottoman from Bloomingville bring some modernity to the soft shade of pink. With the contrast of an industrial setting around it, the pink becomes a welcoming warmth.
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Olive & June's inviting sitting area is anchored by a pair of pink tufted pieces -- the sofa and bench -- which bring a playful element to the space and provide a focal point for the front of the salon.

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