As a little girl I never went through a pink phase. Growing up my favorite colors were (and still are) blues and greens, never the typical pinks, reds, and purples that so many girls love. So it took me by surprise that lately I’ve been drawn to palettes that feature pink – everything from soft orange-pink peaches to bold magentas. I’ve been pinning pink palettes to Pinterest like crazy, and used two shades of pink in my newly redesigned blog header. I even bought a purse with pink in it!
Whether it’s the featured color, or a subtle accent, pink can add sophistication (yep – pink isn’t only for little girl’s rooms these days), fun, and femininity to any room. Use pink accents to add balance and interest to palettes dominated by typically masculine colors like moss green, navy blue, and chocolate brown.
Pink is an incredibly versatile hue that pairs beautifully with just about every other color on the color wheel. It especially comes to life when paired with it’s complimentary color – blue-greens for orange pinks and yellow-greens for purple pinks. Tired of your white walls? Pale pinks are warm and inviting, and can be a great, unexpected alternative.
When considering using pink, think about the use of the room – pale pinks are calming and would be great for a bedroom or baby’s room, while bolder pinks can be energizing and would work well in an office or family room. Either way, if you don’t already love pink, I hope you start considering it when thinking about color options. I’m simply tickled pink (haha!) to have discovered this refreshing shade for myself.