Classic Decor Combos: Pink and Green

by Grace Bonney


One of my favorite color combinations as a little girl was pink and green. Pink reminded me of every dream doll and Barbie house (and Barbie Corvette!) I’d ever owned and green always reminded me of the numerous grape leaf wallpaper borders that were ever-present in 80s homes. Those two colors together seemed like the epitome of chic for me and there’s a little part of me that still wants to use them in every room. So today I’m taking inspiration from two home tours we’ve shared here at DS and sharing some of my favorite home decor pieces, from furniture and rugs to lighting, that celebrate and work with pink and green. xo, grace

Image above: A beautiful portrait in shades of pink and orange works side-by-side with a fig tree in the Kansas home of Lauren and Frank

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Image above, clockwise from top left: Linen Table Runner $72, Fig Leaf Sconces $595, Zeynab Tray $110, Green and Pink Side Tables $445, Palm Wallpaper $98, Lounah Rug $89, Eye Pouf $125. 


Image above: Pink and green are the major decor themes in the jewelry shop of The Golden Carrot in Hoboken, NJ

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  • While I eschewed most anything pink in childhood, I have really fallen for pink and green as an adult so this post is sweet. They were my grandma’s favorite color combination and I remember her various spring ensembles right (up) to her many pink and green clip-on earrings. Pink and green then followed me to college — they are the colors of my alma mater — and now to my chosen hometown whose unofficial colors are pink and green. Reading this, I realized that my two favorite rooms follow suit: a pastel pink bedroom left by the previous resident, then aged 6, and a mudroom painted Irish green this past fall. Talk about being influenced by our surroundings!

  • Haha, I decorated my whole room in pink and green when I was 14 years old. Not in the subtle shades, full on pink and bright greens. Although I would never use those shade in my home today, the color scheme, just like you said, still holds a special place in my heart. And for good reason, it is a pretty awesome combo! :)

  • Pink and green was my favorite color combo too! My bedroom walls were mint green and my curtains were a pink and green floral print. I, too, felt so chic! Great post!

  • I think the lesson here is that, as we mature, we can take what we loved as a younger person and transform it to who we are now. I always get nostalgic for pink and green around this time of year when the camellia bushes start blooming.

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