La Vie En Rose – The Pink Trend

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5 Ways To Use Pink In Your Home

It’s getting cold outside but you can warm up your home this winter with pink.

No longer the domain of Laura Ashley florals, the pink trend can add a contemporary pop of colour to your home and is a major trend right now. Designers have filled the catwalks for autumn with pink and this super-flattering shade works just as well as in the home. Some of our favourite designers like Vitra and SCP are featuring pink – demonstrating that pink can ooze style and sophistication.

Mood lifting shade
Pink is not just for girls, “Pink is a feel-good colour” says New York designer Katie Ridder. As well as being a cheerful, happy shade, it is also an extremely flattering colour – a pink room will flatter all skin tones. As far as style goes, pink can work in most surroundings – from pared back Scandinavian style (check out My Scandinavian Home blog) to a more opulent, boudoir style room. Here are five ways you can light up your home this autumn with a wink to the pink trend.

1. Pick a pink wall
Pink is a restful colour, even in its most vibrant shade. On walls, select a pastel, rose or mid pink shade. A soft pink wall with white and wooden furnishings in front of it is a dreamy and peaceful combination.

Pastel Pink Wall
Pastel Pink Living room courtesy of http://www.housetohome.co.uk/living-room/picture/pink-pastal-hallway
Pink Wall
Pink Wall and Pink Nerd Chair by Muuto image courtesy of linkdeco.se

2. 50 shades of pink
Pick your shade carefully. In the right hands, pink can be strong and authoratitive. Avoid the princess-favoured bubble gum hue and go for a matt or pastel shade and work in more masculine ad earthy tones to get the right balance. We love pink mixed with chocolate, most shades of grey, pastels and white.

Cool Pink Wall
Love this modernist room with a cool Pink wall. Image courtesy of http://yourhomeislovely.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/decor8-on-budget-guest-post-from-holly.html

3. Pink accessories
If you just want to flash a bit of pink – go for the hottest colour you can. Jewel pink and neon look modern and eclectic when mixed with white and other bright colours. Our favourite picks include these SCP cushions and this Hay colour block bed linen in pink.

Pink Shade, SCP Nos Da cushions
SCP Nos Da Cushions by Donna Wilson

4. A statement piece
A pink chair in all shades looks inviting and sumptuous. Be brave and opt for a pink sofa or armchair. Pink also mixes with fabrics and textures well – Vitra Slow Chair designed by the Bouroullec Brothers in pink woven wool offers a modern and different statement piece.

Vitra Slow Chair
Vitra Slow Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

5. Wallpaper
If you don’t want to brave an all-over shade, try a patterned wallpaper with a pink tone. We love this Timorous Beasties London Toile wallpaper in Red & Pink.

London Toile by Timorous Beasties
Pink Tones – Timorous Beasties London Toile Wallpaper

Think pink and have fun experimenting.

The team at Cimmermann