The Power of a Painting Project:
Pale to Punchy Pink

The walls of my childhood bedroom were bubblegum pink. It was like that when my parents bought the house, and I still remember my dad, telling my older sister and me on the morning of move-in day, that if we both really wanted the pink room, we had to race for it. Hence followed one of the quickest sprints of my not-yet-four-years, and I basked in the glory of that Pepto-Bismal shade for years to come.

Later on my interest in pink waned, and the room has since been painted several times. The color still holds a special place in my heart though, for practicality as well as sentimentality.

In its palest, barely-there form, pink is a great alternative to white; softer and more flattering, and a surprisingly good backdrop for art. On the other end of the spectrum, fuschia or neon pink makes a bold statement in small (or large) doses.

From pale to punchy, here are some of the best ways to use pink on your walls:

1. Dwell
2. just b. Australia
3. Sarah Richardson Design
4. The Decorista
5. Making It Lovely

6. Colour Sizzle via The Washington Post
7. Houzz
8. Little Blue Deer
9. Design Indulgences
10. Design*Sponge

11. Apartment Therapy
12. Courtney Blanton Interiors via Decorpad
13. Kansas City Homes & Gardens via Decorpad
14. Style at Home via Terramia
15. Bethany Nauert via Apartment Therapy

What do you think — would you ever paint a room pink, or the memories of Barbie's Dream House too much to overcome?

Images: As linked above

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Eleanor is a interior designer and freelance writer, embroiled in a love affair with everything glamorous, retro or delicious. This expat Canadian calls London, UK home but escapes to Paris whenever humanly possible.

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