September is upon us once again and Autumn is right around the corner. Visions of pumpkin patches, colorful leaves and cozy nights are dancing in our heads. So why on earth have I chosen Pink as this month’s “Hip Hue?” A color having nothing to do with the jewel tones and earthy hues that we tend to associate with Autumn?
Good question! The answer is simple; because pink is the trend, that like the Energizer Bunny keeps on going and going. The most recent iteration of the trend took off in 2016 with the Color of the Year “Rose Quartz.” Yet, unlike so many other color trends, it hasn’t been losing popularity so much as gaining it over time. It works as both a new neutral and a statement color. Quite a feat for a single hue.
Pantone recently announced their Fall Color Report and only one color was a real standout. You guessed it. In both the New York and London markets a shade of light pink made the list amongst a group of earth tones. While pink is not projected to be quite as popular as it’s Crimson cousins I don’t think it should be overlooked. While Pantone was specifically focusing on fashion, home decor appears to be following a similar trend. Light shades of this hip hue continue to be a popular choice for a wide variety of markets.
Pink invokes a sense of softness, love (romantic and familial) and innocence. It also has cultural connotations of femininity. A great association for fashion pieces and home accessories alike. Using the color on a larger scale, like on walls, especially exterior walls create a wonderful juxtaposition that demonstrates the hues versatility.
Check out the below for a gathered collection of inspirational photos and fun products. There’s plenty of pink to go around!
Pink Interior Design
Pairing pink with darker tones can make it feel more serious.
Pair pink walls with subdued artwork and neutral furniture for a classy and adult look.
Not quite ready to start painting walls. Start with a few small accessories. Rugs, pillows, and vases are a great approach.
Utilize different shades and pair with metallics for an upscale feel.
Pink for Your Wardrobe
Rather add pink to your wardrobe instead of your home? Nothing says classy and fun like a pink tulle skirt.Photo by Sabina Ciesielska
Feminine items stand out in this hip hue.
Haven’t had enough Pink yet? Check out these finds!
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1|Blush Spinwash Dinner Plates Set Of 4-Cost Plus World Market 2|Oliver Gal Unframed Wall “What Your Heart Says” Canvas Art-Oliver Gal 3|Light Pink Pillow Cover-FLAXandSYMBOL 4|Linen Bedding Set-SeaMeLinen 5|Bridgehampton Natural Fiber Rug-Safavieh 6|KitchenAid KSM150PSPK Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield-Amazon.com 7|Black And Pink Stripe Scarf-Cost Plus World Market 8|Clay Art Stackable Mug 15oz Porcelain-Target.com