Inspiration: Pink. It's Not Just for Little Girls

Inspiration: Pink. It's Not Just for Little Girls

Abby Stone
Jul 30, 2008

atla-072908-pink01.jpgI love pink and it's not just because I'm a girl. There's an association with it (think pink cheeks, strawberry ice cream, pink lemonade) that speaks to something new, tender, delicate and fresh. But getting pink right can be a challenge. Get it wrong and you can feel like Alice drowning in a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. Get it right though and pink can be modern, sophisticated and, yes, even tough. Here are some pink rooms we've noticed across the web that get that delicate balance just right...

from Domino. Image by Paul Costello. Sophisticated, slightly classic furniture keeps this from toppling over into frou-frou.

Miles Redd grounds pink with a dark red tufted sectional.

also from Domino. Image by Miguel Flores-Vianna. A subtle wash of pink adds a touch of warmth and flattery to a bright, sun-filled space.

via Style Files. The teal chair, rough wooden table and red shelf make it work. Click here for a more subtle pink kitchen that caught our eye back in January.

Betsey Johnson's all pink apartment, which we've blogged before, works because it's so over the top that the pink becomes a neutral. Chartreuse accents keep it sophisticated.

Designer Mary MacDonald grounds pink with black, charcoal, burgundy, nautical blue

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