Pretty in pink

Well blush pink has been on our radar for some time now but there is something about the onset of Spring and the emergence of spring flowers that has brought it back to the forefront of our minds when planning schemes.

So although our love affair with all things grey isn’t waning there is a new contender to the throne and In our minds it is Pink, yes you heard it here first Pink really is the new Grey. We say this because just like grey there is a version of it that will go with every colour on the spectrum. Its warm restful and will liven up a grey room or add a focal point to a light one.

Farrow and Ball as you’d imagine are ahead of the curve and when they launched their new colours included the brilliantly named Sulking room pink in the range. This romantic and muted rose pink is wonderful paired with dark green, black or dark grey to anchor the scheme and is a really elegant and restful colour.

 A really interesting way to use pink is to paint a door or even the back of shelves/cabinets pared with black to add drama it’s a fabulous way of incorporating pinks without having too much.

 We have talked before about continued popularity of velvet in soft furnishings and blush pink and velvet really are a match made in heaven. A soft blush pink sofa or chair feels really opulent and glamorous and will really lift a grey scheme or add some much needed contrast to a dark one. Using Pink for a sofa can feel a little brave but choosing one in a contemporary shape will keep the look pared back as opposed to opulent and girly.

 When looking for colours to work alongside pink it’s a good idea to take inspiration from nature, Here you’ll see that pink and green are a perfect combination so even the green foliage of a house plant is the perfect contrast to a pink wall. Add a punchy black planter and the scheme suddenly feels grounded and contemporary.

Paint and paper library have really nailed the grown up Pink with the beautiful and warm Desert Rose. They have perfectly highlighted how pink can be used as a neutral on ceilings and woodwork . I really love the way the pink in this scheme warms the grey and creates something unexpected in the room.

So this spring our interiors can not only be Pretty in Pink, I like to think they are restful, elegant, fun, grown up, contemporary or  traditional in pink. Because it’s so versatile we really can be as brave or as considered as we wish and still make an impact in our homes and let’s face it who doesn’t want to bring a little of that spring beauty into our interiors, Provence Rose anyone?

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