Greetings! I hope your Valentine's Day was special, and that you ate lots of chocolate. If you saw yesterday's post, "Valentine's Day All Year Long, then you know I'm a fan of the color pink! Missed that? See it here: Valentine's Day all year long. Valentine's day is behind us now, BUT, it's still Valentine's week and I think it is fitting to re-visit a blog post I wrote last year called "Decorating with Pink for grown-ups". You can see that original post here: Decorating with Pink
Pink seems to be a color that people either love, or strongly dislike. From its subtle hues to its striking bold fuschias, I believe almost everyone can find a pink they like. And, when used strategically in decorating, you might be surprised just how much!
Not just for baby girls' nurseries
Pink has evolved into a gender neutral color, and home decor is no exception. No longer is pink limited to the little girl's nursery or bedroom! Today I am sharing ways (big and small) that it can be incorporated into a room.....
Rugs are statement pieces. They help pull rooms together and are a great way to add pops of color. No matter what your style is, I would bet that somewhere a rug exists for your home. How about some pink in that rug? See these examples from rugsusa.com....
So many different patterns and styles can make finding a rug overwhelming. While it's a good idea to incorporate your accent colors in your rug choice, your rug doesn't have to match your decor perfectly. In fact, rugs can enhance the beauty of a room if they DON'T match perfectly. A rug with a splash of pink is a good start.
Throw pillows are a simple way to add a punch of pink to any room. If you are trying pink for the first time, pull it in with pillows. And, if you get tired of it, or determine it's just not working, pillow covers are a simple solution. On that note, look for pillow covers containing pink in them and cover your already existing throw pillows. This is a low-cost alternative to spending $30 on a new pillow!
Take a look at these fun pink throw pillows from Target.....
When you think of pink curtains it may create visions of your childhood room, daughter's room, or your baby girl's nursery, but pink curtains can be classy in an adult living space. Really! Dressing up your windows in rich hues of pink is sure to create an impact. Here are some great examples....
Pink curtains don't have to take center stage either! See the panels below with a splash of pink in them....
TIP: When trying any new color for the first time, be careful not to incorporate too many larger pieces in that color (example: large pink rug and pink curtains, or a large piece of pink furniture, and a pink rug). While pink accents are great, it can be overdone, and all those larger accents will compete with one another.
Pull in your pink accents strategically, and perhaps start with one larger piece. Then sprinkle in your smaller accents.
Just as important as a large statement piece, are the smaller accents throughout a room. Here are some examples of smaller accents that don't scream pink, but have the potential to carry the color throughout a room.....
Who doesn't love a pink elephant? And a pink vase.....at Target!
You can also pull in subtle pink accents with your wall art, and even in your lamps...
And there you have it! With so many different shades of pink, it can be highly versatile color and it isn't limited to baby rooms, or girls' rooms!
Whether you choose subtle hues, or bold shades, pink can be a fun color to experiment with. Go ahead and try some pink this spring!!
Here's to Pink!
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