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Think Pink...And Remember to Love Yourself First

Hello Fabulistas!

Thinking about Valentine’s Day puts me in the mood for love. And – as I believe you are all aware – that means loving your life, loving your home, and, most of all, loving yourself. In particular, I’m thinking about the transformational effect the color pink can bring to your space and to your life. Whether it’s the palest pink or a fabulous fuchsia, pink inspires romance, passion and love. It’s a happy color, inviting openness of the heart and of the mind…what could be better than that?

A picture of rows of pink and red roses in separate bags. Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash.

Among the most gorgeous shades of pink are those occurring in nature.
Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash.


Even if you’ve never decorated with pink before, it’s remarkably easy to incorporate into your existing décor. I recommend beginning with a relatively neutral color scheme (gray works beautifully here!), and layering in pink accents such as pillows, artwork and other small accessories to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Photo of a woman's feet, with a flowing pink dress that has a blue trim. Photo by Saksham Gangwar on Unsplash

Shocking pink has long been a fashion favorite since Elsa Schiaparelli popularized it in the 1930’s.
Photo by Saksham Gangwar on Unsplash


A little pink goes a long way when it comes to design, so feel free to be discerning when it comes to your accent choices. When grounded by neutrals, carefully placed soft pinks create a sense of calming elegance that’s both cozy and tranquil. Plus, it’s remarkably pretty!

Photo of a room with a gray curtain on the left side, and on the right are several neutral colored vases, one with a bouquet of flowers in a range of greens and pinks.

Feeling a bit more bold and daring? (And I say, just do it!). Then let your head be turned by vivid fuchsia, guaranteed to inject energy and passion. Take a look at my Color Ways, and scroll to the Warm Gray Palette, created exclusively with our Color and Paint Resident Expert, Sherwin-Williams. A vibrant punch of pink is balanced by grounding grays and bright whites for decadent sophistication.


Color Swatches for a palette called Warm Gray, featuring numerous shades of gray with a one notable pink.

Whatever shade of pink your taste runs to, embrace Valentine’s Day with this happy, confident hue…love yourself, and let the love into your home!


Pink raspberry popsicles are scattered on a marble countertop with other fresh raspberries. Photo by Daniel Oberg on Unsplash

Sweet treat: mouthwatering shades of pink beautifully balanced by gray and white.
Photo by Daniel Oberg on Unsplash





PS—For more details on Sherwin-Williams, go to www.sherwin-williams.com.

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Like everything…”neutral” is relative

Neutral is only neutral in relationship to the rest of the space. Whether it’s a color, pattern or style, everything is affected by what is surrounding it