It may be so last year, (honeysuckle – Pantone colour of the year 2011) but I’m so not over it!
Anyone who knows me, knows that pink is my favourite colour, and this most saturated hue is my favourite pink of all. But, a word of caution, never was the phrase ‘a little goes a long way’ more true.
Another overused phrase ‘less is more’ also happens to be true with this hot shade. Use it as an accent. It goes particularly well with white and all shades of grey. I wouldn’t personally use it with the warmer neutrals such as beige and taupe. But maybe that’s just me.
It’s such a statement colour and it works particularly well in unexpected places. It’s not called shocking pink for nothing!
If you love it but can’t quite commit to it as a colour block, it looks stunning used in graphic patterns. Looks particularly well with this polished wood too.
Of course you can easily use it on those soft furnishings that can easily replace next season. But some might say you have committment problems?
And don’t feel that an accent colour has to be repeated around the room. It can, but sometimes just one splash of colour is enough, especially in a small room. More pink in this bathroom would look contrived and overdone. A room should look as if it has evolved and that you haven’t tried too hard.
Another unexpected use of pink. And paint can easily be changed when you are ready for a change.
It’s the perfect colour to soften and feminize a room. All of the hard surfaces here, both glossy smooth and spiky look all the better for some soft, upholstered, buttoned hot pink!
So do I. So do I.
Sources:1 Harriet Anstruther 2 Our City Lights 3 York Wallcoverings 4 Micasa Revista 5 Apartmenttherapy 6 Michael Graydon 7 The Long and Short of it 8 Etsy