I’m the first to admit that I haven’t been a fan of pink since about the age of 5. I grew out of it very quickly! The thought of fuchsia, magenta, baby and bubblegum still make me shudder. In my opinion, they should be spared only for party decorations–the main benefit being that they are temporary!
As a lover of neutrals, I never thought I’d warm to pink again. But I have, in the form of a new family of grown up beige and blush tones. I understand that to most this is by no means revolutionary, but for me and my pink phobia, this is a huge step!
The first port of call is paint and wallpaper. The options are endless and include a spectrum of different shades and patterns to suit your aesthetic. Go for a darker, tan pink if you are looking for something sophisticated yet dramatic. If you want something fun, marbled wallpaper is unique yet still easy to integrate with other pieces.
Blush and copper tones are great for lighting as they emanate warmth. Rose gold works especially well if you are thinking of incorporating metals.
Rose-tinted glass is becoming really popular and can be found in both highstreet and high-end home shops. The slight tint adds sophistication and ensures the line between grown up and girly is not breached.
For textiles and furniture, experiment with different tones and mix with neutral shades such as charcoal or taupe. Velvet is a particular favourite for seating and works well with a chesterfield-inspired design. For rugs, your options are endless. Ethnic-inspired patterns cater well to pink and can create a real wow factor.
So, if you’re like me and have long shied away from pink, why not be open minded and explore the colour again. You never know what you might discover!