Whisper it: February the fourteenth. The annually celebrated and equally lamented day of love. Whether you love it or loathe it, over the next two weeks you’re sure to encounter much more of the festival’s signature colour – pink. So let’s go on a journey to think pink.
Like Valentine’s Day, pink is a colour that tends to divide opinion, particularly when it comes to modern interiors or vintage interiors. But can this season’s fondant fancy for pastels sweeten us to a shade that’s arguably been given a sickeningly raw deal?
Think Pink: Used well, pastel pink can give your room a freshness that no other colour can quite match. It’s the ultimate dye dyad: soft yet edgy, prim but passionate, barely there though still capable of packing a punch.
- Pink works beautifully with light grey. A pastel pink paired with a soft dove shade will buy you the kind of dreaminess that only candyfloss kisses could compete with. A match made in pigment paradise.
- Darker hues of grey, chocolate brown or classic navy lend a masculine contrast to the prettiness of pastel pink. The combination can be used to achieve a Scandinavian-inspired nod to the sixties.
- Couple candy pink with copper accessories for a modern mishmash of metallic matrimony. The warmth of pink against copper softens any overly industrial edginess and reduces the seriousness so often associated with contemporary urban schemes.
- Add rhetorical pink soupçons for theatrical impact and to bring humour into your space. A pale pink phone. A fuchsia freezer. Even a retro bubblegum pink bathroom suite can look modern when paired with black and chrome.
- A burst of neon can electrify a neutral colour scheme. Try combining a khaki shade with fuchsia for an authoritative lift. Introduce it in small doses by adding a cushion or a throw, or organise your bookcase according to the colour of their spines.
- What’s more, the 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year has been declared as Radiant Orchid. Hovering somewhere in between a purple and a pink, it looks great teamed with charcoal grey or within golden-hued ethnic textiles.
Other ideas we love when we think pink regarding interiors:
- Pink Fabrics
- Pink Posters
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THINK PINK article written by Nicola Maughan of Duck Egg Designs. For more details visit www.duckeggdesigns.com or email info@duckeggdesigns.
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