Adding Color: Hints of Pink

The idea of pink generally turns me off. While I would never consider painting a room pink or investing in pink furniture for my home, I've seen rooms that incorporate the color and are absolutely striking. When the proportions are balanced and the placement intentional, pink makes a beautiful accent. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's to incorporating pink in small doses!

The color pink comes with some strong associations. Often viewed as girly or over the top, it can be a difficult color to incorporate without embracing those ties. Whether you love it or hate it, when used with restraint, this color can be quite stunning and does not have to appear overly feminine.

Pink can bring warmth and cheer to a room. Painting an accent wall, or a piece of furniture, is a great way to embrace the color. Paired with lighter neutrals the affect is a softer statement, while darker combinations can make pink appear more dramatic. Pale pinks are more calming while deeper shades can really pack a punch.

Blankets, pillows and area rugs are another way to weave in the color without going overboard. If you're still weary of committing to pink, start with flowers. Something as natural as a live arrangement is less likely to appear too girly or gaudy.

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