MY FAVORITE “GROWN UP” WALL PINKS

PINK and I go way back.

BACK TO THE BEGINNING IN FACT.

baby feet...THE PERFECT PINK

baby feet…THE PERFECT PINK

And 5 years ago I made the SERENDIPITOUS  discovery that I could use PINK as a wall color, much ike a neutral…to enhance the other colors…IF I chose wisely.

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MY LIVING ROOM PAINTED IN BENJAMIN MOORE’S PINK CLOUD

MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS...ALL BENJAMIN MOORE -CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT - AMBROSIA, BLANCHED CORAL, FROSTED PETAL, ORGANDY, PAISLEY PINK, PINK DAMASK, PINK INNOCENCE, PRISTINE, SOUTHERN COMFORTSHEER PINK, TISSUE PINK, WILD ASTER

MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS…ALL BENJAMIN MOORE -CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT – AMBROSIA, BLANCHED CORAL, FROSTED PETAL, ORGANDY, PAISLEY PINK, PINK DAMASK, PINK INNOCENCE, PRISTINE, SOUTHERN COMFORTSHEER PINK, TISSUE PINK, AND WILD ASTER ………CENTER – PINK CLOUD

HERE ARE MY 5 PINK RULES:

1. LESS IS MORE

2. BALANCE

3. START SMALL

4. LISTEN TO MOTHER NATURE

5.  BE BRAVE – IT IS ONLY COLOR

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WILD ASTER

WILD ASTER

WILD ASTER - MAKING IT LOVELY

WILD ASTER – MAKING IT LOVELY

WILD ASTER - MAKING IT LOVELY

WILD ASTER – MAKING IT LOVELY

1. LESS IS MORE – when you are choosing your wall color. Find a color you like, and then choose the one a tad lighter. The Deeper a pink gets, the more “little girl” it can appear.

TISSUE PINK

TISSUE PINK

PAWLEYS ISLAND POSH

PAWLEYS ISLAND POSH

2. BALANCE – THERE IS A REASON WHY PINK AND BLACK, PINK AND BROWN, PINK AND GRAY AND PINK AND NAVY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER SO WELL – THEY STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN SWEET AND SAVORY THAT JUST WORKS. 

PAISLEY PINK

PAISLEY PINK

BLANCHED CORAL

BLANCHED CORAL

BLANCHED CORAL

BLANCHED CORAL

ELEMENTS OF STYLE BLOG -  OFFICES OF RETAILER MODA OPERANDI - BLANCHED CORAL

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST- OFFICES OF RETAILER MODA OPERANDI – BLANCHED CORAL

ELEMENTS OF CORAL - BLANCHED CORAL

ELEMENTS OF CORAL – BLANCHED CORAL

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AMBROSIA

AMBROSIA

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FROSTED PETAL

FROSTED PETAL

3. START SMALL – A little pink goes a long way. and if you are still testing the waters, start small, maybe an accent wall…or even a pink accessory…that Pop of Color…and see how you feel…

LITTLE BLACK DOOR

LITTLE BLACK DOOR

PINK DAMASK - ALMOST LOOKS WHITE IN THE CAN, PERFECT FOR CEILINGS AS WELL AS WALLS....

PINK DAMASK – ALMOST LOOKS WHITE IN THE CAN, PERFECT FOR CEILINGS AS WELL AS WALLS….

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DROLL DESIGNS CANISTER

PINK INNOCENCE

PINK INNOCENCE

 

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - SPOONFLOWER FABRIC DRAPES

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – SPOONFLOWER FABRIC DRAPES

4. LISTEN TO MOTHER NATURE - IT IS THE SURPRISE, THE TEASE, THE HINT ……THAT MAKES US WANT MORE PINK …AND MOTHER NATURE COMBINES ALL THE RULES – BALANCE, STARTING SMALL AND LESS IS MORE…TO GIVE US PINK…THE WAY NATURE INTENDED IT TO BE.

OUR CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE

OUR CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE

SOUTHERN COMFORT

SOUTHERN COMFORT

BURLAP AND BLUE

BURLAP AND BLUE

FROSTED PETAL

FROSTED PETAL

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MIAMEKO.BLOGSPOT.COM
DAVID TRIBBY PHOTOGRAPHY

DAVID TRIBBY PHOTOGRAPHY

5. BE BRAVE – IT IS ONLY COLOR – LIFE IS TOO SHORT – HAVE FUN!

LIVING ROOM DRAPES SPOONFLOWER FABRIC...DESIGNED USING ONE OF MY  PAINTINGS!

LIVING ROOM DRAPES
SPOONFLOWER FABRIC…DESIGNED USING ONE OF MY PAINTINGS!

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PINK CLOUD

PINK CLOUD

Katie Ukrops Dining room- PINK CLOUD

FROM DOMINO MAGAZINE AND YOUNG HOUSE LOVE – Katie Ukrops Dining room – BENJAMIN MOORE – PINK CLOUD – THIS IS THE ROOM THAT INSPIRED ME TO TAKE THE LEAP!

. I have had people ask “What does your husband say?”… My husband loves the pink living room, the wall color does not offend nor challenge his masculinity…any more that a BLUE room does mine…He only cares that the room feels good to be in, to hang out, watch a movie or read…and a PINK room, done correctly, is mature and inviting and beautiful.

Pink is not for everyone, but if you, like me…. are a fan of pink, dive right in, what are you afraid of. GO for it!!!

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4 thoughts on “MY FAVORITE “GROWN UP” WALL PINKS

  1. Laurie

    Pink has only been a “traditional” girl color for a very short time anyway. Before the mid-1800s it was a traditional male color. One of the Napoleons was using blue for his baby boy but it was for religious reasons (the Virgin Mary) so we don’t have to hold on to the feminine pink construct anymore.

    More power to pink!

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    1. Lesli DeVito Post author

      It is all so cyclical isn’t it…”IN” or “OUT”…every color comes around….and as a wise woman once told me…”so, use what YOU like not what is IN…because the only certainty is that whatever is IN will be OUt”…

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