What Colour is Your “Pink”?
Yesterday while I was out walking my dog, I was stopped in my tracks by the sight of the most spectacular magnolia tree in full bloom, and I started to think about why I was so drawn to it and why I felt compelled to go home and get my camera to take a picture of it for you:
Photo by Lesley Arnould
The thing is, colour really does elicit an emotional response from people, and the shocking pink of that magnolia made me feel really happy.
So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I may as well admit it – PINK is one of my favourite colours! It’s a colour that really speaks to me. Don’t get me wrong, I do not live in the pink Barbie Dream House but I have incorporated pink into my decor (where it works with the other elements) and when I walk into those rooms I get a good feeling.
You may know that Pantone announced “Honeysuckle” as its choice for Colour of the Year 2011 and it has a lot of people talking about how such a bold colour could be used in their homes.
Pantone’s choice didn’t really surprise me because pink is pretty popular right now, and although it’s not for everyone it is a fun, uplifting colour which can be used in a variety of ways to add a bit of whimsy to your space.
I recently used pink in a room I did for a 17-year old girl and she was thrilled with the results. Combined with grey, this hot pink is really sophisticated, and since only the accessories are pink, it wasn’t a huge commitment to the colour.
Room Designed by Lesley Arnould of Embellished Interiors – photo by Trevor Brady
I believe each of us has colours that make us feel great, and what is my pink could be your purple, or blue or green. What’s important is that you surround yourself with the colours that really speak to you.
If you would like help choosing colours that make your heart sing, contact Embellished Interiors to set up a consultation.