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PINK RIBBON OCTOBER – MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS

(I am repeating the following in HONOR of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH…and because, when all else fails…PINK makes me happy!)

PINK and I go way back.

BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN "CREAMY WHITE" WAS STILL "SPRING IN ASPEN"
It all started when I painted the inside of my old pine cabinet..”SPRING BLOOM”

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 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
and 
…..deserving special mention as another amazing PINK is
FARROW AND BALL’s
 “PINK GROUND”
FARROW AND BALL PINK GROUND
FARROW AND BALL PINK GROUND

 

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PLUM SKYE DOES PINK – DESIGNER CELERIE KEMBLE VIA BEA HIVE BLOG
BROOKE GIANNETTI- PINK GROUND BATHROOM
BROOKE GIANNETTI- PINK GROUND BATHROOM

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
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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
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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.

EMILY
EMILY

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 “PINK RIBBON OCTOBER – MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS

  1. I used Benjamin Moore’s Pink Bliss in one bedroom. It is so beautiful. Now I want to use a lighter shade of pink in the kitchen and family room. I want it to compliment the Pink Bliss. What Benjamin Moore paint colours do you suggest?

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