Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Think Pink!

Pink is such a fun, wonderful color that gets a bad rap.  It’s often associated with baby girls, princesses and certain lingerie brands;  very girly things I know, but pink is getting a face lift especially since Pantone named it the color of the year for 2011.

Honeysuckle, Pantone’s pink for 2011, has been popping up everywhere since the announcement in December 2010.  From fashion to fabrics, furniture to accessories Pink is a color we’ll be seeing a lot in the next year.

Typically when Interior Design and Pink are associated it leads to those wonderful memories of the 1980s when salmon colored walls, furniture and wallpaper was EVERYWHERE, but pink is actually a staple in many design styles like Shabby Chic, Art Deco and Mid Century Modern.

So how are people using pink these days?  I'm glad you asked.....

Photo Courtesy of http://creativehomeidea.com/mystic-gothic-interior-design-interesting-furniture-febuary-09-2011-1127/
This wonderful pink cocktail table adds a punch of color to this charcoal grey room.  It is a great conversation piece as well.

Photo Courtesy of http://www.momoy.com/2008/11/22/colorful-interior-photos-from-kelley-interior-design-gallery/

 These fabulous wing back chairs, rug and accents liven up this yellow living room.  They instantly create an energizing vibe in the space.

Photo Courtesy of http://ucrit.net/interior-design/modern-bedroom-delight-playful-design-by-robyn-and-sara-karp/
Pink in a little girl's room is always timeless and classic.  Freshening it up with white linens and walls and adding a colorful carpet instead is a bit of a twist on traditional pink walls.

These of course are only a small example of the many things you can do with pink.  The great thing about pink is that it adds a punch or subtle pop of color to any space and used as an accent color it can easily be swapped out when you tire of it, but who's going to grow tired of it when used in one of these fabulous ways?

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