Adding Warmth to Your Living Room Decor with Pink and Copper Accents
In this post: Looking to add a little warm accent color to your living room? Try using pink and copper to enhance your living room decor.⇒
There are some pairings that were meant to be.
Wine and cheese. Peaches and cream. Rhythm and blues.
When it comes to decorating and adding warm romance to a room, I would add blush pink and copper! This delightful combination works beautifully together and makes the perfect accent pair to a neutral space.
Pink and Copper Living Room Decor
We recently updated our living room, lightening the colors and going mostly neutral. I chose a subtle greige for the wall color (Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige), added washed linen drapery panels and highlighted the creamy white furniture. Soft elegance was my inspiration and I left a few elements that read quite French and feminine. They lend themselves well to pink accents and that’s exactly what I chose to add to this sun-filled room.
Let’s look at 6 ways to add the warmth of pink and copper to your living room.
1. Copper Vases and Urns
This, of course, is the most important aspect of a room with pink and copper accents. You want the copper pieces to be large enough to make a bold statement, so vases, urns, planters and pots are perfect for achieving this goal. Bonus points for authentic vintage copper, but you can really get the job done with inexpensive pieces that look like copper, as well. I love to use pitchers and urns because the beauty of the mix
2. Faux Flowers
I went crazy this year with faux cherry blossoms and I really wasn’t sure where to put them, until I started accessorizing our living room. The soft pink is ideal for this space and they look great in a huge vase, standing on the floor.
3. Patterned Rug
The one element I kept from the room’s previous incarnation is the beautiful patterned French aubusson rug. A blend of rose, pink, and a whole lot of neutrals, it anchors the room’s style with an underpinning of color.
It’s actually amazing how different the rug looks in a much more neutral room and this brings out the pink that was overshadowed before by a full palette of stronger colors.
4. Fresh Flowers
There’s no reason in the world not to mix fresh with faux. I tend to keep faux flowers in the corners or perimeter of the room, while the fresh blossoms are showcased in a prime central spot. When using pink and copper, I particularly enjoy presenting them right next to each other, so pink peonies in a copper jug are exactly the look I’m aiming for.
I love to vary the tones of the pinks, using fuchsia as well as blush, and everything in between.
5. Coffee Table Books
A trick I learned long ago, when playing with accent decor, is to use coffee table books for more than just their content. A few great well-placed books in a curated color palette can communicate your theme and add a jolt of color where needed.
6. Wall Art
Not as permanent as your larger pieces of furniture, wall art can be easily changed to create a seasonal or updated look. A charming feminine painting with subtle blushing tones works seamlessly in my living room to underscore the accents of pink. The warmer pinks play off the copper decor and the effect is rather stirring.
My living room is neutral enough to look different when accented with colorful pairings. For now I’m loving the rosy pinks with copper, which is as natural as pairing milk and cookies!
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Lory, your living room is beautiful and the pink & copper are so fresh together. The rug is such a timeless piece of art that is perfect in your living room. I’m enjoying the tour and glad it’s spread out over the week or I would be glued to my computer all day!
Thank you Cecilia and so glad you are enjoying!
I too love copper, but finding affordable pieces can be challenging. I have spray painted metal containers with a coppertoned paint and it’s worked very well especially for items used to hold flowers. While there’s nothing like the real thing, these blend in very nicely.
I am wondering about your use of pink and the feminine touches to your decor- does this bother your husband at all? I love flowers and florals and used them for many years but stopped after my sons gave me such a hard time. My husband loves flowers, loves to garden, but I think he is almost embarrassed by it. So I’ve toned down the feminine appeal to my decor. Just wondering since I look at your rooms and knowi would feel so at home in them.
Haha, great question, Margo! Well, first of all, my husband is colorblind, so that helps… 😉 He’s also incredibly easy-going. But, as for the whole feminine vibe, here’s a very interesting way to look at it. If you went to a really elegant hotel, it might be decorated with florals and French antiques. But no one ever complains or finds that too feminine. So why not have the same kind of decor at home?
That said, I do think there are some things that would be just too far, like really frilly almost childlike decor that overcomes the whole room. I try to keep my decor tailored and elegant and the pinks are just accents. Also, our living room is not used very often. But hubby does sit at my French desk in our study almost every day!
Your pinks and coppers are so pretty and warm for summer. Beautiful job.
Thank you for the kind words!!
Beautiful, Lory! The copper and pink are such a pretty combination! Thanks for being part of this tour series:) Happy summer!
Thank you for including me, Krista!! Happy summer to you, too!
The living room is beautiful. Both cozy and classy looking! And, don’t peonies just make any room look better?!?
Yes, absolutely!! I wish they were available all year long!
I love all of the pops of pink – especially the copper vases with the flowers!
Thanks so much, Jennifer!
I always swoon over your living room, so gorgeous! I also love love that rug too.
Your front room is gorgeous. Love all the pink and copper, also did you order your couch special. I love the fabric and that it only has 2 cushions. I have been looking for the same thing and thought I would have to have someone recover the one I have.
I love seeing the complete room. The rug does carry the theme, so beautiful. The natural woods give stability. Glass, silver, copper, gold all arranged together….perfect. The copper and pink is the highlight of the room. You have certainly shown copper and pink at its best.
So so beautiful, Lory!! Off to go pull out all my copper pieces now!! 😉
I love the pink and copper. I have a lot of copper, but have never used pink with it. That may be my next do-over!
Lacy you have a very lovely home. I only have one suggestion as an artist myself the Laurence Amelie painting above your sofa would look better with a lighter color frame.
Hope you are not offended by my suggestion.
Thanks for the kind words about my home. Not offended at all, although I don’t agree. Btw, the painting is not Laurence Amelie, it’s Debi Coules. I believe it’s linked in the post.
Love the pink with copper, though we don’t have a neutral canvas like you do. I’ve had great luck with Afloral, very high quality flowers and eucalyptus. Highly recommend their merchandise.
Love the copper accents. Must get mine out and try this look. Thanks for showing yet another great decorated idea.