Monday, February 14, 2011

The Color Pink + Giveaway Winner

Hi loves! Happy Valentine's Day!

Appropriately, today we'll be talking about the color pink.  I don't know about you, but I love it. When I was little, my room was pink and white, adorned with Minnie Mouse, ruffles, bows and hearts.
How do we make that transition from little-girl-pink to sophisticated-big-girl-pink? This is the question.
Pink is associated with love and emotion.  It's a less intense version of red.  Interestingly, in it's softest form, the color pink can have a calming effect on an individual at just the mere viewing of the color, almost enough to put one into a passive mood.  In it's brightest, most intense form, it acts much like red, in that it can up your heart rate. So be careful (:  Pink is nurturing, girlie, empowering and gentle.

I figure this is an appropriate color to talk about since it's Valentine's Day AND the color of the year, suggested by Pantone. 

Pink in the home:

1. Pink in a pretty patterned wallpaper, accented with white fixtures.
elle decor

2. Sophisticated lovely ladies' bedroom:

3. Intense and vibrant HOT pink wall:
elle decor

4. White walls and Barbie pink accents:


5. Blushing pink on walls and in window treatments:

6. Neutral colors and pink in flowers only, please!

7. Because it's Valentine's Day, I couldn't help myself.  These are the colors I would want for my wedding (:

So, how about you? Dare to use pink in your home?

What are you doing for Valentine's Day??
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Big News!
The winner of the Meadow Boutique Giveaway is number 64:
Yvonne from Simplyvyonne


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Today I'll leave you with a wonderful quote:



"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

~Audrey Hepburn


Love and Valentine's Day,

32 comments:

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  2. Great post.. thanks for sharing..

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  3. Hello Pink! I love that quote. I'd say pink is not my absolute fave color but I may or may not own 2 pairs of pink shoes =)

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  4. I'm loving Pantone's honeysuckle ... Have been trying hard to figure out how to put some in my house! :) Love all your pink pics! :)

    Happy Valentines!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  5. I love pink, but don't have much of it in our home. The girls did have a pink bathroom for awhile, but it was a terrible color for a bathroom...hard to apply makeup in. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. Just for the record, "Barbie pink" is DEFINITELY a color in my repetoire (sp??). Seriously! I was SUCH a Barbie girl, oh I could go on for hours.... Love your pink inspiration pics!

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  7. LOVE the pink! Especially the hot pink! Love the quote too! That is my favorite Audrey Hepburn quote everrrrr!!

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  8. I love pink...and what a wonderful quote! Janell

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  9. Congrats to the winner! <3

    I love the stack of books with the hot pink book stuck in between! That picture is fantastic! =)

    Happy Valentines Day! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  10. I am loving all the pink. Such beautiful pictures!

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  11. Love that quote too!!! And just as obsessed with pink, hot pink especially!!!

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  12. oh my goodness those are such pretty colors for a wedding!! I love the neutral with pink in vases too!! :)

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  13. whoaaaaaaa whatttt I won? yippeee! u totally just made my monday awesome!!! Thanks girlie!

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  14. I love all the pink...I'm trying to find a way to bring it in my home!!!

    And loved your double braid!

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  15. LOVE this post! I am a big fan of pink, even in the house! and that last quote is amazing!

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  16. One of the things I wish I had done before I was married was have a subtle pink living room.

    Happy Valentine's Day dear!

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  17. Gorgeous, I can never get enough of pink - especially on a day like today. Happy Vday, Michaela!!

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  18. I LOVE pink. We always have a fresh pink flower somewhere downstairs. I am head over heels for that striped room you showed and that velvet chair up above. So pretty.

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  19. Love pink! My old bedroom at my parents' house was different shades of pink and green with some shabby chic floral curtains/duvet/etc from Ikea. Such a fun girly room:-) Happy Valentines Day to you! xoxo

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  20. I love pink in the home! The hubby isn't crazy about it though :(. Happy Valentines day! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. i prefer pink as accents, like the flowers! and i love miss audrey.... such a great quote!! hope you're having a lovely day!! xo

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  22. I love pink! Purple is my favorite, but pink is beautiful in accents. :)

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  23. Love, love, love the color today! I also really love that Audrey Hepburn quote... perfect for today. I am a big fan of that picture that is 4th from the bottom... love the pink accents in pillows and vases. <3

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  24. I'm even more in love with Audrey Hepburn after that quote...absolutely amazing! And pink is the best color in the world...(c:

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  25. I am a HUGE fan of PINK!!! It is definitely my favorite color too <3<3

    Great post love!

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  26. I am obsessed with pink, loves it! Yes please to all the rooms you posted. Now If only my hubby would let me incorporate more pink into our home! Happy Valentine's Day Michaela! xoxo

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  27. pink is such a fun happpy color! and i think it is fun to have a pop of pink with neutrals--so pretty~ hope your valentines day has been smashing!

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  28. I love pink. Loooooooove pink. With all of my heart. : ) I'd paint everything pink if my hubby would let me!

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  29. oooh how i love pink! love it. i try to be somewhat gender-neutral for husband's sake... but it always comes back to pink :)

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  30. this is my favorite! i LOVE pink! if it wasnt for my husband every room would revolve around pink

    ...even so most rooms have a bit of pink ha!

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  31. I love all the pink!! I definitely had a Degas pink ballerina bedroom growing up!! I’m so tempted to add some pink around my house, but I’m not sure my hubby would OK with it…

    As always, I love your inspirations!

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  32. Great rooms! Still loving all the pink even after Valentine's Day!

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