Showbiz is in turmoil these days when it comes to next year’s release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”. with Margot Robbie in the iconic role. It’s a buzz that seems to seep through not only fashion trends, according to the New York Post, but also everything from Pantone hues to home décor. For a doll known for lavish digs of her – townhouses, dream homes, and elegant beach villas – Barbie’s distinctly candy-colored style is something we can all partake in.
The Barbiecore style is a little bit of childish joy, a little bit of pop culture chic, and a lot of different shades of pink. From soft pink to bright fuchsia and other colored pastels, Barbie’s statement on bold colors is a cultural gospel and an easy place to start bringing some Barbie aesthetic into your design scheme. Whatever the aesthetic of your design or the style of your home, there are a few key ways to bring the Barbiecore trend into your home in small doses or bold and dramatic strokes.
1. Think pink
Pink has long been Barbie’s favorite color. She considers an all-pink decor scheme for an office or bedroom, layering different shades from light to dark. Pink is also a great color to add to neutral design schemes. If pink isn’t your favorite, Barbie is often spotted with many other candy-colored summer pastels, including aqua, mint green, and yellow.
2. Bold and bright entrances
What better way to scream the love of pink Barbie than a pink front door? Even mundane exterior facades can be livened up with a bright pink coat on your door. Consider a softer pink or a millennial pink if you like muted shades or a bright fuchsia or magenta to stand out.
3. A touch of neon
A great way to add some chic Barbiecore to your home is a pop of pink neon in the form of neon signs and neon sculptures. These bright accents instantly modernize even the most traditional decor schemes and instantly add a focal point to any room.
4. Luxurious textures
Barbie is all about luxury fabrics, including fur, velvet and tulle. Consider a faux fur cushion or bench cover to add some luxury in pink, cream, or white. A fur-covered bench with gold or gold painted legs instantly makes any room glamorous.
5. Dramatic beds
Barbie always sleeps in style, whether it’s the soft plastic four-poster bed we lay her on or a sweet velvet quilted headboard with rich bedding perfect for the American pop culture princess.
6. Dream cabinets
When you think of Barbie, you might think of her clothes first. Whatever the size of your closet, there are touches you can add to bring some Barbiecore style. Consider a quilted ottoman or pink slipper chair and show off your coolest shoes and clothes. Even routine storage needs can be increased with attractive storage boxes and cute coat hangers.
Heart-shaped accents are perfect for an instant flare of Barbiecore style, ranging from simple and elegant to frill and bright. Consider small touches like a heart-shaped pillow, mirror, or accent lamp. You can also bring artwork that incorporates hearts in shades of pink, red, and burgundy.
8. You are so vain
There’s a reason Barbie is always at her best. Whatever your beauty routine or for a stylish way to store your cosmetics, a cabinet provides a focal point for any bedroom. Consider a beautiful vintage or antique vanity, or if space is an issue, your dresser or desk can display bottles, boxes, and your finest beauty products.
9. Pink kitchens
A dramatic pink kitchen exudes a mid-century vintage charm that’s definitely Barbie-approved. Pink furniture or tiles can be mixed with neutral pastels or others to give a bright and contemporary touch to this hallmark of 1950s design.
10. Courtyards and swimming pools
When considering your home’s exterior, Barbiecore’s strong vintage vibe and sunny Californian lifestyle call for bright and bold accents on your patio or pool area. Consider some colorful inflatables and candy-colored lounge chairs. A bright pink umbrella is perfect for offering shade and a spot of bright color that screams summer fun.
11. Candy-colored accessories
Even in the most neutral design schemes, never underestimate the pop you’ll get from bright candy-colored accents, including lamps, clocks, vases, and other decorative elements in bright, fruity colors.
12. Pink velvet seating
A pink velvet sofa is the pinnacle of luxury and looks especially stunning with otherwise neutral colors or as a touch of pink against black and white. Shades can range from a soft petal or millennial pink to a bright and bold fuchsia.
13. A little sugar
Barbie is all about sugar and sweet candy-inspired colors. For your next party or reunion, consider a light table filled with delicious pink jams or a candy bar with treats in all shades of pink, pink, red, and raspberry.
14. Feminine ornaments
Barbiecore is anything but a maximalist, so look for traditional feminine and feminine details in abundance, including lace, ribbons, ruffles, tulle and bows on everything from tablecloths to draperies to bedspreads.
15. Barbie herself
Perhaps the quickest way to incorporate some Barbiecore style is to include the icon itself. Display your vintage collection of Barbie dolls or memorabilia. Barbie-related artwork and DIY projects that incorporate dolls offer an easy, no-obligation way to bring some Barbie into any home.