Much Ado About Pink
I’ve noticed, of late, quite a few interior spaces done up in pink. Pink interiors are not for everyone; but they’re fun, lively, punchy, and provocative.
Since pink is a tint of red, we can relate a post about pink to the concepts in my last blog, “Describing Color – Basic Terms”. Tints are created by adding white to a color. Since white is added in varying degrees, the results range in lightness. Also, the version of the hue (in this case, red) that is the base color for any created tints can vary. So, with red, we end up with lots of different pinks, from pale to passionate. We tend to assign names to some of them: “hot pink”, “rose”, and “fuschia” come to mind.
A Gallery of Pink “Pads”
Our homes are divided, for the most part, into private and public areas. Bedrooms are private areas. Living rooms, family rooms, great rooms, and kitchens and dining areas are public areas. Office and studio areas might be either.
We mostly think of pink as a color for bedrooms. Pastel pinks, in particular, seem intimate and cozy. But, as we’ll see, some surprising pinks are showing up in bedrooms, and pink is showing up in some surprising places.
First, a Peak at Pink Bedrooms – and a Contemporary Bathroom
- Positively Pink.
The LED lighting and the lacquered cabinets make this pink bedroom seem to glow.
- Pretty and Pink.
Pale pink and soft green make a pleasing combination.
- Perfectly Pink.
Benjamin Moore’s Bermuda Breeze #1345, from the Classic collection, combined with red and geometric patterns creates a particularly pleasing pink bedroom.
- A Preponderance of Pink.
Pretty Pink is the name of the Benjamin Moore paint color used in this boldly rosy bedroom. (Benjamin Moore Color Preview #2077-50.)
- A Splash of Pink.
This master bathroom boasts poured concrete sinks from Ann Sacks against a hint of pink on the walls. The color combination is soothing.
Pink in Living Rooms and Other Public Spaces
Pink is not the first color that comes to mind when we think about painting the living room. But, after looking at the following rooms, I’m ready to give this color some serious, or playful, consideration.
- Pale Pink Backdrop
Pale pink on the walls add just the right degree of warmth to this room decorated in a lively eclectic style.
- Pink and Spacious
Pink-painted walls of this high-ceilinged living room serve to add a sense of intimacy. This is partly because, as mentioned in “We See the World In Color” target=”_blank”, warm colors visually advance and can make a room seem smaller.
- Plainly Pink
Would we have thought that a very clean-lined, contemporary living room would want to have pink walls? It works here. The pale peachy-pink is in perfect harmony with the beige upholstery.
- Pink and Lilac
In this dining room the completely warms tones, including pink, create a lively country look.
- Enter Pink
Designer Johnathan Adler has created a grand entrance using brightly painted pink walls.
Pink as Accent
- A Play of Pink
This captivating room gets its liveliness from the pink accents.
- Pink Contrast
Bright pink against bright turquoise blue creates a nearly vibrating contrast of colors.
- Just a Bit of Pink
A little bit of pink adds just a little punch to this calm living room.
Pardon My “P”s
You’d have a hard time, of course, not noticing the abundance of words beginning with “p” in this blog. I’ve obviously had some fun. I hope you’ve found the images fun and inspiring! Perhaps pink will be the perfect solution for one of your rooms. Let me know what you think of pink.