Wednesday, February 15, 2012

12 Pink Rooms You'll Love

Growing up, I always loved the color pink. A part of me, as I got older, felt as though it was more of a little girl's color and I slowly began to grow out of it. Don't get me wrong, I still like the color but I don't really own anything in the color pink! I was doing some research on the color pink and I found that:
  • Pink is essentially a light red and is usually associated with love and romance.
  • Pink is thought to have a calming effect. One shade known as "drunk-tank pink" is sometimes used in prisons to calm inmates. Sports teams sometimes paint the opposing teams locker room pink to keep the players passive and less energetic. 
  • While pink's calming effect has been demonstrated, researchers of color psychology have found that this effect only occurs during the initial exposure to the color. When used in prisons, inmates often become even more agitated once they become accustomed to the color.
So that led me to look up some successful interiors that used soft pink to give a calming, soothing feel. A few of my favorite pink rooms were:

In some of the spaces the color brings an antique patina that is beyond amazing. The last picture, of the little girl's room, is exactly what I would have killed for as a child. Without knowing anything about this color, it automatically made me feel relaxed, and, in a weird way, sickly. Myabe because I'm currently down with a terrible cold!

Today, as an adult, I can't get away from bright, hot pink interiors. It just looks so fabulous in certain spaces and adds a funky, play feel. In some spaces, hot pink is great as just an accent color up against pure white walls. You could simply add some throw pillows or recover some on chairs just add a little pink in your life! In other spaces, like kicthens, I am a sucker for hot pink cabinets. These are some of my favorite hot pink rooms:

I will visit this Barbie house one day!

How do you feel about the color pink? Does it make you feel more calm and relaxed or does it make you feel playful and loud? Even if you're like my sister and hate the color pink, you have to admit some of the rooms, if not all, are fabulous - in both shades!

1 comment:

  1. Girl that Barbie house was by Mr. Adler, my lover! Let's go together pwease? <3