There have been a few big trends in colour recently (hello grey, hello navy blue) but one that I am still pretty enamoured with is blush pink. I kind of want to put it everywhere in my home – despite my other half’s protestations – and cover every wall with it.
I kind of did that in my office remodel so I got my pink fix but it doesn’t stop me from dreaming wistfully about using it more often and today, I have the perfect excuse to indulge in all things pink.
If you aren’t aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m joining in with Breast Cancer Care to show my support via my blog. Their campaign is tagged #BCCInThePink and there are plenty of ways for you to join in too. Or, if you can’t donate your time, you can also donate much needed funds. There’s a donation button at the bottom of this post to make it even easier!
The sad fact is that breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and the lifetime risk of a woman developing breast cancer is 1 in 8. It’s horrible to think that this statistic means that we probably know someone who has had breast cancer in our lives. It may be you or it may be a friend or relative or coworker. We need more time, more awareness, more money and more research that fund the care and research of breast cancer.
Now you know I love the colour pink so I thought today, in support of The Big Pink campaign, I’d share some of my favourite interiors using the colour.
My favourite way to use pink is with a bit of an edge to it – it sort of glams it up and makes it a bit more fierce and fiery. Mixing it with black is just a great way to do this because the black grounds the pink and gives it a more grown up, sexier vibe as demonstrated below.
I fell in love with this gorgeous dining room created by 2 Lovely Gays. The pale blushy pink walls and curtains, gold accents and warm wood tones give a thoroughly updated vibe to a mid-century style interior.
Pink looks incredible against dark walls as well. I love the bold use of colour in this stunning living area above but it’s the large piece of artwork that really grabs your attention. If it were me, I’d swap out that rug for something a little less in-your-face but otherwise, this space is just stunning.
How can you not fall in love with this gorgeous living room? Christina Zilber’s entire home is entirely swoonworthy but those blush pink curtains against white walls are giving me all the heart-eyed emojis. Throw in that gold edged floating console and black and white artwork and I’m crushing HARD on this luxe look.
Even more traditional designs can be improved with a touch of pink. Against grey walls and vintage furniture, the curved lines of the pink chair and the artwork bring this space bang up to date. It’s cozy and grown up and makes me want to settle in with a nice cup of Earl Grey.
I don’t know what it is with brown walls lately because if you’d asked me a couple years ago what I thought, I’d have told you there was no way I’d do it. But after seeing this incredible living room with it’s gold accents, pink artwork and animal print? Yeah, I’m admitting there’s no such thing as a bad colour. And also? Blush pink works with everything.
Is it weird to covet a kid’s room for your own? Of course, my eye was immediately drawn to the stunning print Marie, by Gina Julian because I have the same one in my dining room as seen above. But this softer, Scandi approach is gorgeous along with that amazing black and white wallpaper and peacock headboard. Yum. Gimme.
Once again, we see the deepest, most delicious walls with bold artwork in pale blushy pink and indigo blue. If you are still a little nervous about using pink in your interiors and so far, I haven’t convinced you to give it a go, then consider incorporating some artwork into your space with the colour. Surrounded by darker colours, the pink is so much more subtle, just giving a little hint of softness. Perfection.
And finally, this is what I would call #smallspacegoals. In such a petite area, Tanya Krpan has managed to squeeze in the most glorious little seating area around a fireplace. The palette is mostly monochrome in shades of black, white and grey but that pop of pink in the throw? It just makes the whole room come to life. So even small touches of it go a long way.
I hope you’ve enjoyed all this gorgeous pink inspiration but it’s time to get serious again!
Breast Cancer Care offers care, support and information to thousands of families every year. But they can’t do it without a bit of help.
By holding a Big Pink event this October you’re helping them to always be there to support anyone affected by breast cancer. No matter how much you raise, every penny will make a huge difference to people facing breast cancer today. If you can’t fund raise, consider donating. The button below will make it even easier so get clicking and show your support today.
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Breast Cancer Care but I waived my normal fee in support of this campaign. Please donate whatever you are able to help raise awareness of this important issue.