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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Color Combinations - Working with Pinks

This is the 6th installation in this color combination series.  Pink is a color choice that makes many people nervous but it can be both fresh and warm in just about any setting.
Pink is so much more than bubblegum! From youthful and exciting to sweetly sophisticated and soothing, pink can create many different moods depending on the shade.
Bright Fuchsia Pink Clubs (sold)

There are lots of recommendations in decorating magazines, websites, and blogs - just google "working with pink in home decor" and I found enough to write a book on the subject. The shade(s) of pink you choose as well as the complementary colors are the critical components of how a room actually works and thought the following guidance useful (source:  Home Made Simple website - also see marthastewart.com):

Mint green and other pastel accents like baby blue make a light pink palette feel cheerful and sweet.
Chocolate brown adds a deliciously fresh spin to a variety of pink shades from raspberry to cool mauve. The combination creates a warm feeling that makes a space feel comforting and grounded.
Metallic shades like bronze, brass, silvery gray and gold can make a deep pink room feel luxurious and add a bit of old-Hollywood glamour.
White or black provide the perfect backdrop for a bright pink palette. White makes a space feel crisp and feminine, while black adds a classy, modern look. 
Pink and Green Checks on Hickory Chair Club Chairs
The pinks I have used in my refurbished pieces tend to be more of a rose pink - one that is suited for more sophisticated (read adult) settings but certainly could work in children's rooms.   I love pink particularly with black and whites and greens and have a lot of the latter color combination in my home.
Deep Pink with Green Accents (sold)
Coral Pink (sold)

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