Saturday, 4 February 2017

50 Shades of Pink!

This month many of us will be celebrating Valentine's Day - ooh la la! So in the spirit of all things sweet and romantic, I thought I'd show you how you can shower some love on your home and embrace the colour pink.
Yes, I know pink isn't everyone's love potion when it comes to interiors and for some it conjures up the thought of saccharine sweet flowery prints, chintz and 80's decor - but there are ways to showcase pink without making your home too girly.
Blush was a major colour trend in 2016 and it's a great starting shade for those who are too shy to experiment with the more powerful pinks out there, but delicate enough as an introduction to this cute hue.

Whether it's pretty pastel, fluorescent fuchsia - or anything in-between, here's the low down on how to make this sweetheart shade work for you.

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Start simple. Add a pop of pink to your room with something as simple as pink roses, tulips or lillies. This is the easiest way to trial a colour in a space, without committing to anything too costly or permanent.
Pink accents in a neutral room can add warmth and character, depending on which shades you use. Personally, I love blush, nude and pastel pinks, to add a soft sophistication to my lounge area, though if you wanted to make more of a statement, why not opt for bolder shades such as flamingo, magenta and cerise. Accessorise with cushions (I love the pink mongolian wool cushions available at TK Maxx) candles, or a gorgeous cable knit throw. Another simple addition is swapping out your old bathroom towels for classic white or grey and adding a hint of pink in the pile.

photo via pinterest

photo via TK MAXX

Fancy a DIY project? How about upscaling an unloved piece of furniture and painting it pink! Breathe life into an old dresser with a pink paint job and adding gold hardware? Or how about creating a feature wall by framing samples of pink wallpaper and hanging them in a row to make a makeshift gallery wall? I love the idea of transforming something old and giving it a modern makeover  - plus how adorable would powder pink drawers look in a nursery or playroom?

photo via pinterest

Although pink has an amazing array of shades to offer, it's understandable that some of you may need more convincing to use this colour in your home. If you don't want to commit to something big, something less prominent you can do is incorporate pink in more subtle design decisions - like using rose gold metallics for lighting options and ornaments. Pink is one of the few colours that can cater for every taste, so why not consider introducing a little sweetness into your colour scheme and start to think pink!

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