Friday, August 26, 2011

Color of the Week: Pink Eraser

It's time to think pink!

Pink Eraser 2005-50
Doesn't it just reek Back-To-School-nostalgia?!
I'm not sure when the crossover happened for it to become perfectly acceptable for someone to paint their living room baby pink, and not have judgment passed... But, I kind of like it. At the end of the day, it's all about how you style it.

For example, I'm definetly digging the cover of the latest issue of House Beautiful:

The room is lathered with 4 different shades of pink, and yet it isn't overwhelming. There's:
1) a "strawberry milkshake" shade in the ottoman
2) a deep coral throw pillow in the corner
3) a collection of hot pink peonies on the mantel
4) and the pink of the framed print, which has a lilac undertone.

So, what exactly makes the room work, without feeling like a Barbie dream house?- The dark brown wallpaper and fabric is very strong and has a masculine tone to ground the pink, and the creamy vanilla accents and mantel subdue the room without appearing too stark (such as a brilliant white would).

Again, this is yet another example of how "there are no bad colors- only bad combinations". And, given the right combination, I'm sure you could get even the manliest man to cave for pink.

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