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Trend Watch Tuesday: In the Pink

In case you haven't noticed, pink is hot . . . and not just in the color sense.  Pay any notice to fashion, and you'll see that blush tones are THE color for spring 2016.  For interiors, pink had been relegated, if at all, to nurseries.  But that's changing.  Maybe give credit to designer Brian Patrick Flynn who created a saturated pink sitting room for the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse.


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Or maybe Pantone got it right, selecting Rose Quartz as their 2016 Color of the Year, along with Serenity.


Whatever the catalyst, pink is trending and can spice up the monochromatic grey and beige interiors timid homeowners cling to for safety. 

For years (and I don't want to say how many), I neglected to paint the walls of our master bedroom.  When we bought our house almost 20 years ago, it was brand new and every wall in the house was white.  I finally decided a couple of years ago on a pale coral paint color for the walls.  With painters in the house last fall to repair the ice dam damage of the winter of 2015, we finally had the bedroom painted.  The color, Benjamin Moore's Sunlit Coral, is peachy, but with natural and artificial light, glows a pale pink.  I absolutely love it.  It's soft and comforting without being too feminine.


Here are a few ideas to get you "in the pink:"


Left to right: Kate Spade New York Elsie Table Lamp in Blush: TS Table by GamFratesi.


Left to right: Jaipur Area Carpet Gramercy by Kate Spade New York; Dornbracht Mem faucet in Cyprum pink gold finish.


Left to right: Edmund Sofa by BDDW; Linens by Tribute Goods in Inca Rose.