Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:00 AM EST
Via Mikkel Mortensen
Pink. It’s one of those colours that can illicit extreme reactions from people. You either love it or you hate it. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner there is no better time to take a closer look at this utterly feminine and over-the-top romantic shade.
Macaroons, Nadege; Valentine Day cards and printed paper, The Paper Place; Ribbon, Michael’s; Belgian Linen, Designer Fabrics; Calacatta Marble & Marble Penny Tile, Saltillo Tile; White Penny Tile, Pollocks Home Hardware; Farrow and Ball paint colours, From top left: Calamine, Porphyry Pink, Red Earth, Setting Plaster.
The colour pink is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a paint for your home. However, this hue actually comes in a kaleidoscope of shades to suit almost everyone’s palette. From the palest pastels to vibrant fuchsia to peachy terracotta to orangey salmon, the range is far reaching.
Entire rooms painted the palest shade of blush pink can be elegant and refined, especially when paired with weathered brass accents and a hint of black. It’s also a well known fact that walls painted soft peachy tones give off a glow, making them ultra flattering to our complexions. Further along the spectrum, punchy salmon tones can work beautifully in a library or study. They work nicely when paired with dark wood tones like mahogany or walnut and can soften a rather masculine space. Cerise, fuchsia and fluorescent shades of pink are best used in smaller doses. Think accent pillows, feature walls, fabrics or artwork. The colour combination of hot pink and navy blue is one that is particularly chic and looks timeless.
Finally, think about using pink in unexpected places, like a kitchen or entrance hall. Whether its a wink or a full-on assault, you might be surprised what a bit of pink can do for your home.
So, would you paint a room pink? Gents, speak up, how do you feel about pink walls in the house? Let us know in the comments section below!