Pink Romance

2020.05.20

A designer would either love or hate the idea of using PINK in a space, I happen to LOVE it!!! When people think of pink interiors visions of little girls’ bedrooms are often one of the first things to come to mind. But pink can be so much more than that. Pink can be not only cheery and feminine but also sophisticated, bold, and sexy. The misguided idea of adding pink in an interior space for some clients especially when they request “Princess theme" for their Daughter's room. I mean which royal family palaces have you seen with a fuchsia pink bedroom for their daughters. (in their case for a ‘real princess’) Pink was defined in the 17th century and named after the frilled edged flower “pinks”. It was not a common colour used in the middle ages or Renaissaince, but became popular in fashion in the 1700’s & 1800’s. It wasn’t until 1940’s that marketing made the distinction of pink for girls & blue for boys, something I have been trying to get away from but marketing still tends to shift us this way by being sexist towards the color.

With so many different shades of pink available, from pale pastel pink to bold fuchsia, champagne pink etc. there’s a match for any type of mood you want to set in a room. The current trendy shade of pink is Rose Quartz, which has started being referred to as “Millennial Pink” because of its popularity with young adults. If you opt for a softer shade of pink, try pairing it with metallic within the decor. Copper and rose gold work especially well with pinks since their own pink undertones pick up and reflect the pink in the room. Metallic are a natural complement to pinks and can help create a relaxed, welcoming interior. Besides the aesthetics the shade has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. To take advantage of these benefits, here are some ways to work pink into your decor.

Pink can be a great way to energise a space, so if your living room is starting to feel a little stale, pink could be the perfect way to pep it up. A pink sofa or lounge chair will make a statement without overwhelming the space. As always if you’re not ready to commit to a color some throw pillows and rugs, pink lamp is also a fun and probably the best way to add some bursts of color to living spaces. You may think that pink in the dining room is an unusual choice, but if you love to entertain a pink dining room might be the way to go. By making the walls of your dining room pink it can bring out the natural tones of the guests themselves making everyone both look and feel good. But the bedroom is also a good match for pink because of the romantic associations with the color. Whether going for a soft, romantic pale pink or a bold, sexy bright pink the color will certainly be able to set the mood of the room.