Nicky Hallam once famously said that painting the sitting room in pink colour made the sitters glow as the pink improved the colour of the cheeks (paraphrased). Wouldn't it be wonderful to paint your bathroom in pink? Imagine waking up with a dreary feeling early in the morning, and as you face the mirror, you spot yourself looking better than expected !
Pink is the colour of the skin, added with different pigments, it represents all skin colours. We relate to this colour almost instinctively because of tis presence everywhere. You may have read my blog article on colour gender a while back, where pink is perceived as a feminine colour. This perception is learned and conditioned to us by marketers and media. Without colour gender, there would be less production, less consumption, less spending. Keeping this in mind, and opening our minds to the value of the colour regardless of gender perception, you must agree it is a lovely colour. My husband loves wearing pink shirts and my son following in his footsteps loves pink and other bright colours. When they wear pink, they look healthier, and therefore happier. It is also a colour easy to mix with others - green, blue, grey, orange, aubergine, red, yellow, black and white.
Pink is simultaneously soothing and exciting. In interiors, if used as accent colour in a somber or neutral setting, it injects life. If you use it as a main colour, it feels very energising or soft.
Looking for pink inspiration? These are interiors with pink as wall colours. Dusty pink can be extremely elegant.
Pink for outdoors, so full of energy!
Pink Accents !
Mixing Pink with Warm Colours
Mixing with Cool Colours
Hope you get to try some pink in your interiors and see the effect it produces! These and other pink inspirations can be found on my Pinterest boards.