Why plants and pink are a match made in heaven

Showcasing plants against a pink backdrop is a fresh and fun look that’s sure to make you smile


Plants and pink are a match made in heaven

From palms to air plants, cacti to agaves, succulents to staghorns, plants are having a major moment in interiors. Showcasing plants against a pink backdrop is a fun and fresh look that’s sure to make you smile. Start with a white-painted floor to bring the look to life. Then choose a Palm Springs palette of desert hues such as sunset pink and cactus green, or a tropical team of lush palms set against bright pink. Add timber tones and earthy baskets to soften the look. Time to go wild!


How to get the look

  • There are so many beautiful pinks to choose from, so we created a feature wall using two shades to give the wall more interest.
  • A beautiful collection of white ceramics displays foliage on the table and at floor level. White vessels allow the greenery to take centre stage.
  • Alternating pink and white dining chairs in graphic shapes breaks up the pink wall and white floor.
  • Warm wood accents balance the look and prevent the pink from being overpowering.


Credits: Floor colour Resene ‘Black White’; wall colours Resene ‘Illusion’ (bottom) and Resene ‘Pink Lace’ (top); Javanese dining table, $1980, from Indie Home Collective; Tolix T14 chair in pink, $895, and Tolix T14 chair in white, $895, both from Madder & Rouge; white Theo chairs, $1095 each, large rounded vase, $220, tall vase, $159, all from Republic; Kiki’s Derriere vase by Jonathan Adler, $530, from Allium; Spritsa hi-ball glasses, $7.95 each, Host serving bowls, $5.95, each, Cooper dinner plates, $10.95 each, Walton basket, $49.95, all from Freedom; Philodendron xanadu plant (on floor in pot), $40.90, from Indie Home Collective; Robert Gordon large vase (on floor), $284, and Papaya Aria water jug, $170, both from Allium.

Styling by: Claudia Kozub. Photos by: Wendy Fenwick.

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