Pretty in Pink

Apologies for the radio silence. I’ve been super busy the last few weeks getting things ready and setting up a new space in a retail outlet. All very exciting.

The 1986 film Pretty In Pink became a formative part of my teenage years. Yet, the colour pink in the home has never really done it for me. Well, not until recently that is. I confess to being a complete convert!

Pink in the home can be used in so many different ways. You can introduce subtle pastel pink hues or go full-on saturated in-your-face-pink, or somewhere in the middle. Whole walls can be painted or just well-chosen accent pieces… There is huge scope for experimentation. Combinations that work well are pink and copper, pink and black, pink and concrete, and if you’ve really got guts, pink and red. You can introduce colour through artwork, paint just a door, throw in a vibrant rug or some cushions. If you feel cautious start with soft furnishings as they are straightforward to change. Pink can be sensual or cosy, dramatic or subtle.

So if you are like me – basically turning my nose up at the thought of pink in the home until recently – feast your eyes on these visuals and hopefully you too will see the potential of pink!

 

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Pink trompe l’oeil. (tinekhome.blogspot.dk)
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Deep, saturated cerise used successfully in a kitchen couple with concrete. The combination stops the pink being too frou frou! (bloglovin.com)
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Take inspiration from this truly stunning restaurant interior. The Pink Gallery at Sketch in London // pink dining room with retro chairs and chevron floors. (thecarelessblogger.wordpress.com)
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The Pink Studio, 1911 by Matisse. (TOPofART.com)
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If you can pull it off, go big and bold and transform the facade of your home with pink! (reifhaus.tumblr.com)
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Why not look to existing belongings to determine the colour of your walls. Here seashells have been the point of reference. (chintz-of-darkness.blogspot.com)
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Pale pink, but done with aplomb. Who doesn’t love an embossed wall. (1stdibs Introspective on Frank de Biasi / 1stdibs.com)
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Pink wallpaper punctuated with vintage frames. (boho-weddings.com)
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Creating a bold statement hallway using salmon pink, and black and white. A combination that definitely works. An eclectic collection of artwork, a vibrant rug, and monochrome stair runner all help pull this strong look off. (domino.com)
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Introduce pink through fabric and soft furnishings. This Art Deco fabric (1920–1930) would look incredible as curtains. Think sophisticated pink… (pinterest)
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In the pink. (flickr.com)
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A pink accent chair. (lisasaysgah.com)
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Not for the faint-hearted! Pink living room in the home of designer Solange Azagury Partridge – Photography by Neil Gavin (wmagazine.tumblr.com)
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If you’re going to go pink, go pink… I love the combination of pink and yellow kitchen units. (ilovepolkadot.blogspot.no)
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I just love this image. (theleoisallinthemind.tumblr.com)
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Pink and copper. And a tolix chair. What’s not to love! (ideasmag.co.za)
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Be bold and brave… combine pink and red for a truly dramatic look. (pinterest)
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Or create a mediterranean roof-dining experience and give the exterior of your home a lush pinky colour wash. (pinterest)
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Pink doesn’t have to overpower. Here it is used effectively with a combination of seemingly clashing patterns to great effect. (pinterest)
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Another kitchen. The pink works as a powerful backdrop to a very personal collection of belongings. (pinterest)
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And to finish, a gorgeous pastel pink geometric artwork. (pinterest)
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One thought on “Pretty in Pink”

  1. Love pink! Always have. Great to see these interiors using it…but the restaurant?! Wow….! Wish I could go there and eat strawberry ice cream…. Or candy floss, X

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