Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A signature color...

(image via Puerto Swegian's flickr site. The eyes are a little scary, I know...don't stare directly at them, she's thinking too pink!)

**Perfect pink walls are not easily achieved...and not often the first color choice for most. But, I aim to change your minds today! Pink is not just for a little girl's room any more...it can be just perfect in the right setting, and here are some that truly work, hope you enjoy!**

(Inspired as always by Jennifer with the Peak of Chic blog, this images was posted a couple days back, designed by Mary McDonald)

(Designed by Bettina Bachmann, featured in Elle Decor Home book)

(Designed by Jarrett Hedborg, featured in Rooms to Inspire book)

(Miles Redd, the ever so talented...always picks the perfect pink as you will see with these images, shown top and bottom two images as well, all featured in Rooms to Inspire book) Miles, if you're reading (my guess is not)...what pink paint colors do you use?



**Too strong of a pink for you weak at heart, a more subtle pink is just a great...and not too girlie I assure you. **

(Image via Domino Magazine website)

(You could try wallcovering like Jonathan Adler has here, image via Desire to Inspire blog)

**But maybe you're scared, and I get that...you could start small like the image below. The accents of pink in this room just make the difference.**

(Designed by Miles Redd)

Ronda at All the Best posted some inspiring Think Pink images back in July, click here to view them.

27 comments:

blushing apples said...

wow! i love pink! I agree the pink room remained in my adolescence and so I never dared to paint any room pink since it wasn’t a favored color choice for a grown-up. I like that it can be playful yet sophisticated. Great images, I will like to try it!

Lisa said...

mmmm...when im rich n famous will you take care of my interiors?...new to blogging, but i love your far east meets modern style...keep it going iim such a fan.

coco+kelley said...

oohh... i REALLY love that last room. the pink looks so great with the woven chairs! i have to admit i've was afraid to embrace this girly color for a while, but now i'm completely in love with it... in small doses :)

Mélanie said...

I'm remodeling my flat's hall and it is going to pink ( designer Guild's wallpaper) with grey .
I love pink and I don't think it is particularly girlie !!
I love this post.
Mélanie

ALL THE BEST said...

So pretty! When pink is done right it is gorgeous!! My post 'think pink' allthebest2007.blogspot.com/2007/07/think-pink.html
it received more comments than almost any other post on my blog.

girl meets glamour said...

Glad you like this post Blushing Apples...It really can be sophisticated, take the stuffiness out of a room for sure. Thanks for the comment!

~Kate

Habitually Chic said...

I'm still traumatized from growing up in a pink bedroom so I don't know if I could live with a pink room now. Maybe I manage it in a guest room or a great painting but I'd have to think about it. I enjoyed looking at your photos though! Thanks!

The Peak of Chic said...

Of course I love the McDonald image and all of Miles' rooms!! They both are very adept at choosing just the right pink!

girl meets glamour said...

Call me up Lisa, I'd be happy to design your home :) It's always nice to meet new bloggers, and thanks for the nice comments...hope to see you around the blog world some more :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Oh, so glad to hear you love pink even more now, Coco + Kelley! Yes, try it in small doses :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Oooo I love D & G wallcovering...which one is it Melanie? I bet it going to be amazing :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

That's right, I remember you Think Pink post Ronda...I loved those bathrooms, infact I linked you up to my post here so that others can have more pink inpsiration :)

~Kate

Bhavna said...

Wow! These images are so pretty... I now know why Pink keeps coming back as a favorite color across design blogs [well, majority of design bloggers being women just might have something to do with it also! ;-)]

Some more pink eye candy for you Kate:

http://anindiansummer-design.blogspot.com/2007/07/in-pink-of-things.html

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Jennifer!! Miles just has a knack for picking the best pinks...I wonder which ones he tends to use?

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Oh no Habitually Chic, so sorry to hear that...a pink guest room would be fun though. I haven't done a pink room for anyone yet...it's not an easy sell!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

You're right Bhavna...what is it with us bloggers and pink! Thanks for the comment, and I will be checking in on your pink inspiration as well :)

~Kate

Marissa said...

love pink. in fact, my first decorating decision when i was about 11 was to have my room wallpapered in pink + white stripes! The new Domino has a gorgoues pink room that i just posted to my blog.

Lindsey said...

You have me in a pink mood now! I need to go buy something pink....what to get, what to get.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Pink always looks great with black and white--great selection you have here.

style court said...

Kate, you've got quite a round-up of my favorite rooms here! Great post.

BTW: Love the Oly image you found for your sidebar :)

girl meets glamour said...

Ooo thanks for sharing Marissa, I'll have to check your blog out!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yes Lindsey, go out and buy something pink! But let us know what you get :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I love pink with black and white no matter the application. Thanks for the comment Brilliant Asylum

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

It's so hard not to just love each of these rooms, glad you liked this post Courtney!

~Kate

robyn said...

Thank you Kate, I needed some 'pink' today, beautiful choices of rooms to post :) We have light pink sitting room in SF.

Erika, GlamNest said...

I love pink...such a mood lifter! Thanks for these great ideas. I have been trying to figure out how to integrate pink into my more adult walls. My adolescent room had pink and purple walls with polk-a-dots on one wall and I miss it! Now if you can think of a way to make polk-a-dots sophisticated.... :)

girl meets glamour said...

Oh I bet your sitting room is just fab. Robyn. Thanks for the comment!

~Kate