Color trends are closely related to social trends and since Breast Cancer awareness is on everyone’s minds these days it comes as no surprise that the color Pink has become THE color of the moment. Now I am not referring to a soft quiet pink that we associate with little girls, but a vibrant strong “manly” pink.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence but this bold bright pink seemed to go viral as soon as the NFL players were spotted wearing pink gloves and shoes in support of the breast cancer cause. (I will say, it made watching a game with my husband so much more enjoyable…just because of the added color and how it looked against the green field).

Hot pink for the home is popping up everywhere and while furniture shopping for a client I spotted this bright pink sofa at a local  Circle Furniture.

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Circle Furniture: Linda Holt Photo

Nearby was a hot pink leather recliner with a matching ottoman.

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Circle Furniture

Now I know pink isn’t for everyone but if you are thinking of bringing this hot new color into your home, here are a few tips for using it successfully.

The brighter the pink the more visual weight and energy it carries so be sure to surround it with plenty of neutrals so that the eye has a place to rest and the pink does not overwhelm the room.

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White walls with black and gold accents keep both of these rooms looking sophisticated and not too sweet.

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Same principle here in that the room has plenty of neutrals so that the pink furniture can stand out as the star of the room.

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You can also do the reverse and paint the walls bright pink while keeping the surrounding elements neutral.

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Or, you can have both pink walls and pink furniture but still use plenty of neutrals and keep the palette limited.

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Although I don’t think of myself as a pink kind of girl, I’m loving the pink trend.

How about you? Would you use this bright pink in your home?

If you would like help using Pink or any other color give me a call.

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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