THINK PINK: An Adult Take on a Kid’s Color

Published: May 18th, 2015

I know what you’re thinking: Pink is for a little girl’s fairytale bedroom. Are you up for a challenge?

Imagine pink as a color for grown-ups. Consider the Sketch Cafe in London, where a tone on tone monochromatic blush pink scheme creates a relaxing and sophisticated feeling. Perfectly layered blossom pinks welcome you, while the subtle contrasting shades make you forget you are in a completely pink interior!

All Pink SKETCH Tea Bar London

Or try pink as an accent color. This stark white living room designed by Eero Saarinen, featuring clean stone surfaces combined with layered pink solids, patterns and textures is engaging and inviting.  Suddenly, pink is sophisticated, complex and mature.

MIller House and Garden Pink

And lest you think that pink is exclusively feminine and “Barbie,” watch what happens when you pair it with charcoals, light grays and black.  That pink bar cabinet in a room full of grays is totally charming, and there’s nothing “Barbie” about it.  (Bonus: If you follow our weekly blog you will recognize that chair with the cool arms. Curious? Check out that post here: “What Makes a Great Chair” )

Pink Pop with Papa Bear Chair

So if you’re ready to think pink, here are some great pink products from some of our favorite vendors. The Muse pendant by Axo lighting sold through Lightology comes in a variety of sizes and can be ceiling mounted, wall mounted, or even suspended. The Papageno sold at Mobili Mobel has curvy lines and a unique form that is sure to be a focal point in any room. The Lou Lou Ghost, a rose pink, miniature version of its parent the Louis Ghost Chair, is sold through Orange Skin. If you’re looking for something with a little texture, this upholstery weight leather from Edelman Leather called Ostrich Night Life is sure to do the trick. And last but not least, you know we love Trove wallpaper, and this pattern called Allee is to die for and sold through Holly Hunt.



Hot, pale, or blush, pink is for adults, too, and just daring enough to be cutting edge. Go ahead.  I dare you.