InteriorsApril 24, 2013

Grown Up Blush

I have a hearty dose of pink going on in my new house.  Somehow I managed to sneak these pink decisions by Andrew.  Or else he his appeasing me while saving up for one big ridiculous request I won’t be able to deny- like putting a ping pong table in the living room). But I have kept the pink very subtle- not sweet or saccharine.  The guest bedroom walls are a light, lovely pink (Benjamin Moore Blanched Coral) accented with dark emerald green and the master, as you saw) is underway with a pink accent pillow.  The secret is to temper the pink with lots of neutrals or make a BIGGER statement than pink with something else (like black, navy, a crazy print…)  Some great examples of using pink in an adult way below:

This is a lot of pink, but the shades have a heavy dose of warm neutral to them so they don’t read “baby girl on the way!!” but more earthy and sophisticated. The modern chrome bed adds an edge too…

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Super subtle pink walls almost disappear….

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ADORE these coral pink drapes on light pink walls- somehow though, it doesn’t feel super girly.  My guess is the bold print chairs, rug and lamp…

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A light pink dining bench looks almost neutral in this setting…

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SUPER pale pink is so calming in bedrooms…

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Just a hint of pink in the drapes, balanced with a smidge of bolder pink on pillows. LOVING that brass hardware too (gold and pink are heaven together)

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QUITE the headboard…

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Adding just a small piece in pink, like this modern chair, sets of subtler hints of pink in artwork….

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Pink and natural linen and raffia are a great pairing…

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Some ways to add pink- subtle or bold but always mature:

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1. ABC Home light 2. Zoe Pawlak painting 3. BM Blanched Coral (tip: when picking a light pink paint always pick a chip WAY lighter than you think you want- it will come out MUCH darker on the wall!) 4. West Elm pillow 5. West Elm pillows 6. Dune & Duchess candelabra 7. ABC Home pillows 8. Canvas mug and dish 9. Horchow chandelier 10. Overdye pink rug (NEED this for my bedroom SO BAD).

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