Pink and Purple Panache

I think as a designer, you have to be quite brave to use various shades of pink and purple in your design unless you are creating a dream paradise for a 3-9 year old little girl. That being said, these two “girlish” colors can be quite extraordinary when used mindfully and creatively. And yes, this is obviously a “Valentine’s Day” post.[1] One of my favorite purely purple interiors is Jessica Stam’s NY apartment: home only to her, the modelesque[2] interior is uber purple, thus uber feminine. Although her home is ambient in lavender, mauve and violet there are ways to use small amounts of this deep hue without creating the atmosphere of “woman.” With pink, though, I feel it’s a bit more difficult. It’s hard enough trying to get someone to use color in their own home, let alone use pink. And I’m sorry but if you have a partner who is not into the pink then you’re essentially SOL—I find it very hard to ease someone into the brightness and beauty of Barbie. Perhaps, retro idea of pink but mmm… it’s unusual. But pish tosh to that, for this is the week of Valentine’s! I am woman, hear me roar, today is the day where I get to exploit my femininity and show you all the dream interiors I would potentially live in if I didn’t also have a live-in boyfriend.

model_home_main-1-mdn

a52e23fd271d9d051fed60fbbc0f91b6

5e1d0a77418d8711ffe0f6b856bb0162

25ed28d1e040dbb1f90b2586a71b9927

3e9a79e8ff2e1b19cba220f6ef725a00

a11bd91d510591cc556e42bf90cb02ea

311a8f84ebc4c3008a4b7cd095fe8187

63f83c06a46460a832afa8a864a7bec5

16c7dc069ca73859367e61845f225c46

c2bc9530482914395bfde724b405df69

b1a1edb27f380b95c53194cdf5cad628

7e5420e173c6a08f152eefe06339ea1c

design-trends-ED0709-CURR22-12-lgn

2c176220abb304ac7d1fa4953b63259b

6d9fa961ffa6bb2c376770ae160beda6

0a328de2bb58652b6a39a81c35a4e21a

0e34b464791b7f1aecd6d0138b618db9

 


[1] It’s the one time of year when we get to rave about pink and red. And you know what I’m throwing purple in because I want to. Take that, other blogs.

[2] Wink.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s