PALE PINK HOME DECOR
Long associated with all things girly, pink is having a grown up and sophisticated comeback (Not that it ever went away.) No longer reserved for toddlers and tweens, light pink is especially having a moment in fashion and interiors. Pantone named Rose Quartz it’s co-color of the year, and it’s hard to avoid this sweet hue in home furnishing stores, shelter magazines, and design related resources. It’s everywhere.
I’ve never been a fan of the red color family. I may have two pieces of red-ish clothes in a sea of blue and green. I rarely use it in my interiors, and only ever as an accent. The same can be said for a saturated pink. I’m just not drawn to it like other colors, so I’m welcoming this subtle color into my life and designs. It’s such a fresh change from my normal palette.
I don’t think I could ever live with a pink wall everyday, but that doesn’t make these rooms any less scrumptious. They are making a strong argument to the contrary. If I were to use it in my own home as a wall color, I would try it somewhere like a powder room or laundry area. It would definitely liven up laundry day.
My favorite rooms above are the spaces that mix pink with a contrasting color. I love the gray and pink look, but it’s not enough visual stimulation for me. In the last photo, the designer used it on pillows propped against a rust color headboard. It helps to make the pink more subdued and less feminine. I call this “adding ugly.” Of course that headboard is the opposite of ugly, but it and the buffalo print anchor the pink and pull out the orange undertones, taking it from girly to grown up.
Here are a few of my favorite blush colored things. The chaise it beyond perfect, and I’m scheming for ways to own it. I’ve also added a few rose gold pieces that go hand in hand with the light pink trend. The wallpaper from one of my favorite companies, Rifle Paper Co., combines the two to make this beautiful wallcovering. Blush pairs well with my most used interior finishes: marble, navy, and brass. Making it an easy and perfect complement to many of my designs.
If you are looking for a great pale pink paint color, in addition to other shades, Farrow and Ball have the best. Use it on walls, furniture, or even ceilings for a dose of color. It’s unexpected and beautiful, what every room should strive to be.
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