I opened up a new package of fabric samples the other day to discover that pink is back, and it’s not just for babies. The new pinks are in your face, and paired with other bold and bright colors. Not content to be known as the frilly, sweet cousin, these new tones are more robust.
Combined with rich browns, navy blue, yellows, or oranges, the color becomes stronger and a little less feminine. It has a worldlier exotic feel, harkening the moods of India or Morocco when combined with these warm tones.
From a modern point of view, pink is often seen with apple green, white, and black, making it a statement for a room. The crisp colors flatter each other when used in similar intensities. Try incorporating one of the new pinks into your current color scheme. Surprisingly versatile, you may be surprised how it can instantly update your décor and add an element of surprise.
Robert Allen Design’s brand new book called Tulip combines fresh new florals, rich stripes, and vivid woven patterns. Romo has new collections of prints and wallpapers that combine fuchsia with acid yellows and charcoal for a cutting edge look. This fashion forward approach to color has a high design look when combining unexpected, graphic patterns.
Pink is a color of renewal and hope, and may be just what we need to enliven our 2009 outlook.
—Jan Finlayson, Allied Member ASID