In the Pink: Diverse Accent Colors from Rose to Coral

In the Pink: Diverse Accent Colors from Rose to Coral

Andie Powers
May 24, 2011

One trend that I am happy to see making its rounds back into interior design is the inclusion of pink. Different shades of pink have the power of diversity: a ballet-slipper pink introduces a sense of calm, while a bold fuschia can energize a room.

Each of the photos below incorporates an entirely different personality of pink into a space. Which shade of pink would you like to see more of?

Shown above:

1. This bright, hot pink coffee table is a spray painted DIY project, and lives in the home of Gemma Ahern. I love the the tension that such a bright color creates in a relatively calm space.

2. I was familiar with the black and white version of this Cole & Son Woods wallpaper, but the coral style was a delightful find. The contrast of a calming forest and the zing of the bold coral would make a great accent wall. Available at Anthropologie, $198 per roll.

3. A photo of a gorgeous baroque-style parlor in the home of Jill and Daniel Dienst. The antique pieces in the room are enlivened by the soft, rosey color on the walls.

4. My favorite pink piece--because it's in my house! This is my vintage, 1960s loveseat that I found at a vintage shop in Los Angeles. Most of my furniture pieces are in neutral shades, and the pop of the pink sofa brightens the room. Also, a pink melamine bowl from Williams-Sonoma, $39.95 for a set of 4.

5. This is a fun find from Swedish magazine, Bolig, via Digs Digs. Graphic designer, Laura Terp Hansen, incorporates bright pink kitchen fixtures and barstools to create a 1950s diner aesthetic: fun, bright and creative.

Images: 1. Photo by Graham Atkins Hughes, via Design*Sponge 2. Cole & Son Woods wallpaper, from Anthropologie 3. Photo by Marthastewart.com 4. Photo by Andie Wurster 5. Photos by Claus Bellers and Thomas Ibsen via Bolig, discovered on Digs Digs.

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