January 28th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: reds & pinks

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, I thought we’d talk about reds and pinks this week. These silk flowers in the photo are actually pins from Dulken and Derrick. They are great to wear on a lapel to add a bit of color. For interiors, even though I pulled out these Benjamin Moore paint colors- it doesn’t mean you have to paint your walls these colors. I personally like reds and pinks in splashes of color in accessories.  The softer pinks are wonderful for walls, but the bold colors can be great to paint end tables, chairs etc. to add pops of color. A neutral painted room with an accent rug or sofa in pink can be fun it doesn’t have to be reserved for a little girl’s room. Linen and velvet fabrics can look a bit more sophisticated than a cotton for bold color upholstery. Though if you want a bold red living room it can look chic, just like Diana Vreeland had hers (see photo below).  Sometimes going all out can make a huge impact. Do what makes you happy. Find your style. Experiment. As Ms. Vreeland said, “why don’t you paint a map of the world on all four walls of your boys’ nursery so they won’t grow up with a provincial point of view?”.

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dianna vreeland photo via diannavreeland.com/ photo with pink sofa via therugcompany.com

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Maine Cottage has many fun pinks and reds in their furniture collection- both painted and upholstered. This is their Classic Cottage Tea Table in ‘Shrimp’.

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Photo by Lucas Allen