There's something about cotton candy and dusty pink colours, like Farrow & Ball's Calamine that feel superbly girly but can work superbly with other, more grown up colours, like green greys and inky blues to elevate your interiors to a whole other level. Here's how you can use pink around your home.
1/ MURALS - The good thing about murals is that they are meant to be for one wall only so don't feel guilty about not papering entire rooms. Murals also come in a variety of sizes and you can even customise them to your specific room, even cropping parts of a photo and enlarging it.
The one below is from PIXERS and you can find it here. It is a 3m x 3m mural and costs £261.
2/ WALL PAINT - Nothing a lick of paint cannot do and more so when the paint has the colour of pink icing. Walls painted in Palmerston Pink Mylands Marble Matt Emulsion. Sample pots (100ml) are available in all 120 colours, priced £4.25 each available here. Accessorise with gold or other pastel colours. Photo credit: Mylands.
3/ UPHOLSTERED BEDS - I recently wrote a post about boutique hotel rooms and how to achieve the look, which you can read here. In the meantime savour the minty green DIX BLUE wall (Farrow & Ball as before) and pink upholstered DFS bed in my own bedroom (more about that makeover here).
VELVET HEADBOARDS !
Below: Blush pink velvet bedhead in single SYBILLA from Australian interiors store Cranmore, available here.
4/ Wall Accessories - If you like wall candy then you're in luck! These pink palm plates from MIA FLEUR (£22.95, get them here) break up the green grey wall colour and can lighten up the room in an instant.
5/ ART - If it's not plates then it must be art. Folded explores graphic geometry and colour which results in a great print that will work well in any home. Folded comes in a variety of colours, enabling you to style and mix and match with your decor. From ATELIER LANE, AUS¢189
7/ DRESS YOUR WINDOWS - In the most unexpected manner I might add! These Venetian blinds will add something more than colour to your room. They will add character! Colour Pop Pink and Electric Blue blinds from directblinds.co.uk, £139.95
Below: Hot Pink wooden blinds
8/ PINK BATHROOM - Create the perfect feminine shower room with Tile Mountain’s glass mosaic range. Shown here are Hammered Glass Mosaic tiles that are made up of varying shades of pink and red, with some black and patterned glass squares.
Backed onto a mesh they are extremely versatile and effective, especially when combined with other large format tiles. The Hammered Glass Mosaic range is available in five other colours and priced at £59.02 per sq m
9/ BEDDING - Pink is gorgeous on the bed, be that in french linen or something more colourful. Use it on bedspreads, duvet covers or accent cushions. Below: Soak & Sleep's French Linen Blossom duvet cover and pillowcase. Throw by ZARA.
10/ SOFAS - Pink sofas are everywhere right now - possibly because they work so well with a number of trendy colours: blue, green, grey and yes, even white!
Trendsetters rave about the Nordic look and Made.com love it. The Gracie collection is the perfect way to make an interiors statement. Comes as an armchair, 2 seater and 3 seater sofa.
11/ ARMCHAIRS TOO!
Would a rose by any other name be so sweet? The most precious of pieces. The Berkley Collection from Sweetpea and Willow offers deep buttoned excellence and expertly fixed studs. Standing on dark legs the piece is majestically elevated, ready to reign in your front room. Designed and made by Sweetpea and Willow.
12/ FLOORS - Don't forget your carpet! After all it is winter time and a carpet like this will warm up the space with colour and texture! Arris Rugs by Wedgwood features a simple and contemporary geometric pattern with bold lines and metallic hues against a contrasting pink background which brings out this decadent design.
Hand-tufted with the finest Wool and Viscose yarn to create a luxuriously soft to touch pile with a lustrous sheen. It is available via The Rug Seller, here.
Below: Tauriana Crocus Rugs by Designers Guild feature fine stripes in shades of crocus and amethyst which contrast beautifully in different plays of light. Hand knotted with a shimmering viscose creating a glamorous eye-catching centrepiece which will easily harmonise with a modern scheme. Via The Rug Seller, £1144.
WHY I LOVE THIS COLOUR
If Pink was a kid at primary school it would be the cool kid. Everyone knows about it but it's not too loud or in your face in order to get noticed. And the thing is, it does not go un-noticed. It's there, it observes, it stands its ground.
What do YOU think about pink?