“I want to paint a light, soft pink in my living room. I have mostly cream and black with gold accents. How do I find a pink that looks hip rather than like it should be in a nursery?”
That was a question from a guest who attended one of my recent speaking events at Macy’s and the color combination immediately brought Paris to mind. I thought, “Oh la la! I think that could be beautiful.”
Paris Pink For Grown Ups
Pink can create a sophisticated surround for elegant furnishings especially with cream, black and gold. Choose a pink that is soft and light as you describe but look for one that is more complex rather than clean and fresh. Look for a hue like Valspar’s aptly named “Paris Pink”.
Valspar’s Paris Pink MS037
A few other pink that would work are Farrow & Balls Pink Ground, Sherwin-Williams White Dogwood or Benjamin-Moore Love & Happiness
If you would like to try a soft pink in your home you can take a tip from Designer Jackie Terrell who had this to say in House Beautiful magazine.
“I like using pink in an unexpected place like a kitchen or an entryway. It’s flattering and familiar, soft and warm like skin. We think of pink as an old lady color, but it can be very young if used the right way — with touches of cobalt blue, red, orange, or green. If everything is too pastel-y, it looks like a nursery.”
Even if you aren’t ready for changing the scheme of a room wouldn’t it be fun to line the bottom of your drawers or inside a book case with this wallpaper?
To start you pondering pink and Paris pop on over for a visit to a few of my friends that really do Paris pink proud…
Pink Vanity by Fifi Flowers
When I think pink and Paris, the adorable Fifi comes to mind with her many, many fabulous paintings that include both the city and color. I just love her whimsical style. You can see more on her Painting du Jour blog.
I found this tres chic chaise on her blog, too. Doesn’t it just invite you just want to sit in quiet repose and sip champagne?