Written by Jo Messenger & Victoria Purcell

Colour palette: Sugared almond décor ideas

Once the reserve of wedding favours, sugared almond is enjoying a second coming as the pastel du jour. The pale plaster-meets-rose shade is perfect for creating a serene pink scheme that stops way short of full-on Barbiecore. Good Homes magazine picks out some of the best buys and sugared almond decor ideas…

1. Sugared almond bedspread

A great way to introduce any new colour scheme into your bedroom is with bedding. You can try it out for size without spending much money, and change it with the seasons as you crave warmer or cooler colours. This Aurès cotton double duvet cover in Nude is £35, with matching pillow cases for £7 each, from La Redoute. For a similar headboard, try Rubin by Fernleaf (£316.74 from Wayfair).

sugared almond decor ideas

Aurès cotton bedding set from La Redoute

2. Peachy wall art

Another great cheap and easy décor cheat is the gallery wall. Inject a little sugared almond into your scheme without changing your wall colours by injecting your new favourite shade via a selection of co-ordinated prints. This Blush Gallery Wall Set of five prints is available from Abstract House for £383, or you can pick up individual prints from the set for around £53 each, including frame.

sugared almond wall art from abstract house

Blush Gallery Wall Set of five prints from Abstract House

3. Pale pink sofa

Eschew the grey sofa for something more fun, like a pink sofa! This Bagsie Sofa from Loaf is a softer, cosier, more modern version of the classic Chesterfield, with a deep-buttoned back and plump seat cushions (from £1,945, with matching footstool from £435). The marble side table (£345), small flute table lamp (from £75) and shaggy rug (from £395) are also from Loaf.

pink squishy chesterfield sofa from from loaf

Bagsie Sofa from Loaf

4. Sugared almond vanity unit

Creating that interiors magazine-chic doesn’t have to cost the earth. The Elona tall vanity chest of drawers, £425 from Made.com, is sleek, stylish and right on trend, with its sweet sugared almond colouring, copper hair-pin legs and useful mirrored lid.

pink tall dresser/vanity unit with mirror from made.com

Elona tall vanity chest of drawers from Made.com

5. South Beach tile-style

Go full-on Art Deco Miami South Beach-style with these gorgeous Belmont Hexagon tiles, £32.84 per sqm from Victorian Plumbing. Create eye-catching geometric patterns with the white tiles featuring a pale pink stripe. Made from porcelain and available in various colours, these tiles, suitable for use on walls and floors, are a great way to introduce a touch of sugared almond decor.

pink hexagon bathroom tiles with art deco pattern

Belmont Hexagon tiles from Victorian Plumbing

6. Pink palm-print wallpaper

Palm-print wallpaper is a huge trend that shows no signs of abating, but why not flip that trend and opt for a white-on-pink version? It’s tropical, but peachy and serene. This Areca Palm plant wallpaper from Bobbi Beck – available in both pink and green – is priced from £69 per roll.

sugared almond wallpaper with pink palm print

Areca Palm plant wallpaper from Bobbi Beck

7. Pale pink throw

A throw is always a good shout for a cosy home. It’s also another cheap and easy cheat to work a new colour scheme into your decor – why not invest in a couple and switch them depending on your decor scheme or the season? This sugared almond throw is a bargain at £19.99 from Homesense.

pink throw with tassels from homesense

Pink throw from Homesense

Sugared almond paint swatches

Loving this pale-pink hue? Then it might be time to get the paint brushes out! Use this sweet shade as a neutral, or go for a deeper hue for a colour pop. Pictured below, left to right, are: Setting Plaster modern emulsion, £56 per 2.5 ltrs, Farrow & Ball; Shrimp Shell V700 matt emulsion, £32 per 2.5 ltrs, Valspar; and Aloha matt emulsion, £46 per 2.5 ltrs, Graham & Brown.

pale pink paint swatches

L-R: Setting Plaster from Farrow & Ball, Shrimp Shell from Valspar, and Aloha from Graham & Brown

Add an accent

Earthy tones like rust and terracotta add depth to this modern neutral shade, but to make it really stand out, introduce pops of rich gold such as Dulux’s Golden Bark 4, £33.11 per 2.5ltrs of mixing matt emulsion.

golden bark paint swatch

Golden Bark 4 by Dulux


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