“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”- Audrey Hepburn
Pink has been given a bad name over the past few decades, seen as too “salmony” in some late ’80s Miami apartments or as to girly with Laura Ashley floral prints. But that was then and this is now… pink is back and is here to stay.
Not a neutral colour by any measure, pink comes in many variations. But by far my personal favourite shade is its most intense rendition, between raspberry and fuchsia. Strong and daring this saturated shade of pink has nothing feminine about it. And pink doesn’t just need to be confined to the bedroom either – pink looks good in all rooms of the house – even kitchens and bathrooms.
Because let’s face it, most of us are looking to either “buy to sell” or “live happily ever after”. In both cases a white walls approach with layered pops of colours are the most versatile way to go. Throw pillows, area rugs, sofa throws, bed spreads, kitchen accesories…no matter how you choose to interpret the theme, its vibrancy isn’t lost and will not scare off the masculine residents of your humble abode.
“When we started asking designers to give us their thoughts on the color pink, one message came through loud and clear—it’s not just for girls anymore. Yes, pink can bring a feminine touch to a room when it needs to, but in skilled hands, and in the right shade, it can be strong, authoritative, and complex. As an accent color, it’s also a surefire attention grabber.” – Elle Decor
- Bright pinks look great when mixed with stainless steel and chrome. Keep this in mind when decorating kitchens and bathrooms. A hot pink bathmat and/or towels look great in a modern bathroom
- Using a bold pink in an office can help keep you energized when trying to work. An accent wall painted bright pink or papered with graphic wallpaper can do the trick.
Pink works with almost every other color. The best ones to use just depend on your style and personal preference…think for instance of grey, gold or silver, white, soft blue, orange, emerald green, & Hermès orange (my personal favourite).
The thing to remember about decorating with pink – any pink – is to break it up with different colors to achieve balance. The best choice of colours depend on the intensity of the pink you use and the look you want to achieve. The keyword is “Dare”. What’s the worse that could happen right?
Source photo: Micasa Revista0