Design Tips: The Color Pink Has Grown Up
Posted September 12th, 2011 | by The Update
Pink is a fairly contested color. For much of our lifetime, boys (and men) have instinctively spurned it, with the exception of an ultra-trendy few, and girls would love it when they were little, then “grow out” of this supposedly childish, über-feminine color.
Fast-track to today’s fashion-forward scene, and you’ll see that pink is ready to break its stereotypes in preparation for a huge comeback. No longer is pink resigned to girlie-girl frills and bows— it’s showing up everywhere in both the interior design and fashion worlds. And since Pantone declared this year’s color to be Honeysuckle, a blushing shade of hot pink, the color has been welcomed back to the mainstream with open arms. In fact, it has fared so well this year that it’s still a huge part of their color palette trend predictions for 2012.
Earlier we reported that this month’s must-have color was red, so if you love the warmth of scarlet tones but don’t want the power-packed vibes that red gives off, then pink might be the best solution for you. Paler shades of pink can look refined and glamorous, while bolder hot pinks and fuchsias are vibrant and uplifting.
Here are some photos to show you how pink has shed it’s timid past and is stepping into the mainstream of popular design and decor: