Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pinking of you…

I’m normally not a huge fan of pink. Yes, I love it on my book covers, toe nails and even the occasional cupcake, but in decorating terms it always screamed nursery to me.

That was my thinking a couple of years ago, but now I can’t get enough of pink. I don’t have any of it in my home so when I saw the chance to use it on the patio chairs I jumped at the chance.

That though was not enough. I was dying to use a pale barely there pink shade in my SIL’s living room. It got vetoed, but I’m a sore loser so here are some fabulous rooms that perfect having that hint of pink!

pinkdiningroomsouthernaccentsImage via Southern Accents 

pinkbathroomdomino Image via Domino :(

pinkbedroomsimplyseletaImage via Simply Seleta 

Kelley_Interior_Design,_rose_living_room Image via Kelly Interior Design


pinkfroufroufashionista Image via Frou Frou Fashionista

So, are you tickled pink? Do you love it light and airy or bold and bright?

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Blogger LindsB said...

I am tickled pink- I wish my BF liked pink like I do...what is it with men and pink? Its a great color!!

June 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger The Southern Lady said...

I adore the pink-especially in the bedrooms. So dreamy and sweet. Kind of like cotton candy!

Our daughter is a complete tomboy, so pink is a color that simply does not exist in her wardrobe or bedroom (except in small accents). Should we be blessed with another daughter during our next pregnancy, however, I'd love to think these rooms will serve as a direct inspiration for her uber feminine nursery.

Thank you!

June 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger C said...

I'm not a huge pink fan, but there are some cases where it just works! The pictures you posted would be some of those!

June 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i like it pale and bright (just depending) but always in small amounts.

June 24, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
OpenID urbansardines said...

That domino room with the venetian mirror is to-die-for! Also, loving the mirrored bedside table with the pink...I have to say, I really have become enamored with the combo of pink + mirror... my boyfriend would DIE if I tried to put that anywhere in the house, tho. Sigh :-( Hopefully, I'll have a daughter one day so I can enact all my girly-style decor ideas :-)

June 24, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Limestone said...

One thing to note about pink rooms - its extremely flattering on most skin tones. So its a great color for a dining room or anywhere you entertain (if you are brave enough to coat your walls in it!)

June 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Love pink in small doses. Light and airy for sure.

June 24, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

I'm not crazy over pink, but it's probably bc I know that it would never make the decorating cut in my house. My hubby is pretty laid back abt what I choose, but he'd totally veto pink.

I do love that second to last living room!

June 24, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...


I was going to paint my new vanity white because my Prince thinks pink would be a bit much, but this just settled it. Pink is it! I am going paint it light pink and put crystal knobs on the drawer pull. I'll post pictures when I'm done. :)

June 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM  
OpenID said...

I love all shades of pink. It's a hard one to put into practice though because the boys are all so scared of it. Boo!

June 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Miss Madras said...

I have always liked pink but recently have become obsessed with it. These rooms are beautiful.

June 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

These are stunning, but the truth is, I'd like them in a different palette. Just not a pink kinda girl. They are all amazing they come in brown and red? LOL


June 24, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger lavenderandlilies said...

I love pink and I'm really into bright pink now. I really love pink and grey together. So cute. Thanks for the post.

June 24, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Vitania said...

Some really lovely photos of pink in there.. very soft, and feminine yes, but we all need a little space to call our own don't we?

June 24, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger california dreaming said...

I love pink - I have not always been that way, it is now an aquired taste that has developed over the past 5 years or so - (right around the time I fell in love . . .) and I really like the contrast of different shades of pink in a room or design. Thanks for sharing

June 25, 2009 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Porchlight Interiors said...

That last pic makes me feel like eating cake - its delicious! Love a bit of pink in a room - makes it interesting! Tracey xx

June 25, 2009 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

oh i love the soft pale pinks hyou showed. so pretty

June 25, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Man I have been in a pink mood lately!

June 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger annechovie said...

Ah, I am always drawn to pink, no matter how much I've tried to fight it! Hope all is well! XX

June 25, 2009 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger New England Girl said...

Gorgeous rooms. I too am beginning to warm up to the idea of pinks outside of a nursery setting... the results can be fab! So glad you shared your chair project, as well as these rooms, with all of us. :)

June 25, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, I so love pale pink and girl color these days! Funny-I never thought I would like it after I decided I was "too old" for it at 12:) Happy Weekend. xx

June 26, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Jolena said...

I love pink.. and I love pink and black together.. very chic... I prefer the light and airy.. and I have to say.. I clicked on your chair link and I love it.. but when I saw your label at the bottom that said "trash to treasure" I gasped and then laughed.. My fiance' teases me all the time about my love for "trash to treasure"! I use the esact saying and it is seriously my favorite hobby! I am so glad I found your blog and am adding you to my blog roll!

June 26, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

thank you for posting my bedroom (frou frou fashionista) on your site!!
just when i think i'm drifting away from wanting to decorate in pink, i get sucked in big time!
my entire room is pink, white and gray.
i LOVE that bathroom pic you posted - it's been in my inspiration files for a while.

July 11, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

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