Pretty and Pink for the Home

I just came across the most delightful pale pink antique hand-knotted area rug on the This is Glamorous blog and it got me thinking of how wonderful a soft pink can be in the home.

Pink rug

Pink rug

pink living room

Pink Living Room from

pink-wallsLesli over at My Old Country House does a nice breakdown on Benjamin Moore pink paints for interior walls, if you are interested.  Take a look here.


I’ve always thought gray and pink can look great together — both grey and pale pink and of course gray and hot pink.  If you aren’t much of a risk taker, you can always do neutral gray walls and pink curtains along with pillows and home accents to pull the look together.



This room shot has been around and circulating for about two years, since it graced the cover of House Beautiful.  The Natural Curiosities wall art can be purchased at The Well Appointed House.  It’s also a great way to bring some pink in.  You can hang it either horizontally or vertically.


Paule Marrot Feathers Reproduction from

Mary McDonald 10

Who does pink better than fan favorite Mary McDonald.  She achieves the right mix of traditional and makes the blues pop with this hue of pink.


Or how about a little pink glimmer in the shower?!  I like the pink oyster of pearl shimmer seen here!  Below we see that pink accents are always a welcome sight in the powder room!


Many designers throw some pink in an entry hall.  Here are a few favorites!

Entry Hall from House Beautiful

Entry Hall from House Beautiful

Parish Hadley

Parish Hadley used an antiqued pink either deGournay or Gracie in this entry hall . It is so lovely!

This is an old favorite from my website, our gold leaf tree console table pictured in a pink hall:



pink kitchenOf course pink makes any kitchen a happy, sunny spot.  It can give a clean yet shabby-chic look!

Who knew pink could work so well in so many settings!  Where do you use pink?

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