This time of year everything is about Valentine’s Day. It’s nearly impossible to escape! From advertisements on TV, to decorations in store front wondows, Valentine’s Day is everywhere - at least until Tuesday! So in honor of the holiday, I decided I would get in the spirt by featuring one of Valentines Day’s signature colors: pink!
In my opinion, pink is a very misunderstood and underutilized color in interior decorating and I think there are a couple key reasons why.
- The obvious stereotype: “Pink is a girl color”. Even among women this view of pink can work against it.
- It make a big, bright impact and that makes some people nervous.
The trick to using a bold color like pink is to use it carefully and within your comfort zone. First off, pick a hue of pink that you like and that you’re comfortable with. HGTV made “Honeysuckle Pink” the 2011 Color of the Year and for obvious reasons. It is everything pink should be: bright, happiness-inducing and playful, but it also isn’t an overwhelming Barbie or neon pink. It is a modest yet bold pink that is perfect for any home and for the “pink beginner”.
This color pink can be great for a whole room or a feature wall but it also really pops as an accent color for individual pieces of furniture and/or decorations. For me personally, I love to use bright colors as accents to bring life to a room, but feel out your own comfort level!
Take a look at some of the images on HGTV’s site for various ways to utilize the widely underestimated pink. Use these as inspiration to give your bedroom, kitchen, office or home a pink facelift!