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

  1. 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!

    1. 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”…

  2. Omg!! Pink is actually my favorite and I’m in the process of looking for an “adult” pink. This really helped me!! Thank you

  3. I’m looking for a complementary color for people’s faces when they come to my salon studio for hair. I do not want it to reflect an unnatural tone on the hair color either! I have nice natural light during the day, and fluorescent and incandescent at night. My currant wall sof turquoise and blue, reflect sallow tones, and diminished warmth of hair color. Any suggestions? Thanks, Anna

  4. We moved into a 1916 house a year ago, which has with lots of dark wood trim on the first floor. The walls were painted a neutral beige by the former owner before she put it on the market, and it looks incredibly drab with the wood trim. I’ve been considering a pale pink for the walls, which I think would look incredible with the wood trim. There are just so many to choose from! Every time I think I’ve narrowed it down by looking at photos online, I end up with several more to consider!

    1. hmmmm…. the wood makes it great and tough because you want to hit the right undertone on the pink to compliment not conflict wth the wood. Is your wood dark? golden?…my first and only real advice without seeing things is to say – go lighter than you think…try “first light”…but again, I would really need to see the space.

  5. My classroom is called the pink room. I’m told I need to actually pick out a pink color for the walls. It needs to be calming. Any ideas!? PLEASE HELP

    1. There are a few very pale but beautiful pinks – “tissue pink” is one of my favorites.
      I also like , for a deeper color , a 25% lighter version on farrow and ball – “Pink Ground” .

  6. I am removing wallpaper from my kitchen and struggling with a paint color to paint it. I have cherry cabinets with orange/yellow undertones. I was consisting a mushroom taupe color, but discovered Tissue Pink. I just love the color. What is your opinion without seeing the room? Thank you!

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