Few colors have enjoyed a more dramatic or unexpected reinvention than pale pink. Soft, versatile, and subtle, it adds a new layer of depth to modern interiors and furnishings. A natural partner to soft whites and other neutrals, this is a shade that looks set to stay.
In Reese Witherspoon's modern powder room, designed by Kohler, pink packs a subtle boost of energy and femininity. Fans of bold bathroom color schemes will love this look and fans of decorating with pink will love it still more. And for anyone wishing to embrace a pale pink scheme of their own, we have some good advice.
Don't think of it as pink, it's really a neutral – a barely there flush that gives a room a layer of color and blends in rather than contrasts. Use it to add a quiet sophistication and a fresh hint of prettiness that'll upgrade any look, from simple country to upscale glamor.
With its apparent ties to the natural world, pink is used for painting accent walls and brightening a home with splashes of color that symbolize and promote health and vitality.
‘Peach and pale pinks also have a clear connection with nature and represent a set of shades ranging from a light orange pink to a yellow-hued orange,’ Sarah expands. ‘It is often used as a neutral shade instead of beige and warm whites. Encouraging light into a space, enriching it with calming yet refreshing energy, peach pink is great for a bathroom or powder room.’
Ruth Motteshead, creative director at Little Greene, agrees that softer peach hues can act as a neutral base for any decorating projects. ‘They are reminiscent of natural plaster shades, with earthy undertones that add warmth to a space to provide a color highlight or act as a neutral base for introducing bolder colors.’
If you are looking for color contrast, Andy Greenall, creative director at Paint & Paper Library suggests ‘contrasting peach and pink shades with teals, cool whites, darker blues and grays. Or add natural finishes and combine with warmer neutrals for a sumptuous feel.’
Neither sugary not sweet, this goes-with-anything shade will see you through the seasons gently.
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