If Barbiecore Pink Isn’t for You

The power of pink. How to do Barbiecore in a more muted way.

04 August 2023 -

Thanks to the Margot Robbie-led Barbie movie and its record-breaking box office numbers, hot pink is having a major moment in both fashion and home design. Barbiecore as the internet has dubbed it, is all the rage with its pretty-in-pink aesthetic. And let’s not forget that this year Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year was Raspberry Blush and Pantone’s Viva Magenta. It’s cheerful, playful, and has an extra dose of glam. There are no rules with Barbiecore, and the general idea is that its time to let your personality shine. With that in mind, we wanted to take what we love about this trend and make it fit the Studio McGee aesthetic because if you follow us you know that hot pink isn’t really our thing. Like the movie’s Stereotypical Barbie, we’re calling it Sophisticated Barbie, all the pink vibes with a side of sophistication. If you’re like us and hot pink isn’t for you, here are some ideas for leaning into the Barbiecore trend without living in a Barbie dream house.

From top left: Hope To Taupe Framed Embellished Canvas Light Wood, Washed Terrain I, Somerset Chandelier, Fluted Glass Votive, Julia Accent Table, Pietra Wine Glasses, Avondale Melamine Dinner Plates, Hendricks Chocolate Cotton Duvet, Woven Floral Throw Pillow, Botanical Renaissance, Piccolo Table Lamp

"I love a good viral design moment that moves some to make a dramatic change in what they surround themselves by in their home. I'm not sure hot pink will ever be in my design arsenal but I can appreciate what it signifies. In color theory, pink relates to playfulness, nostalgia, and a sense of innocence. Pink is such a fun color to play with and I'm jumping on the Barbiecore bandwagon, just in a more muted way."

Shea McGee

Date Posted
04 August 2023