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Jan192016

Pale pink walls

I have been wondering for months what to do with my dining room. Dark? Bright? Wallpaper? I don't have very good recent photos because I hate the room - this one is the most recent that shows a decent amount of the space. (The floors are now stained grey!)  Nothing has really stood out until I suddenly started thinking about pale pink. Then I started thinking about pale pink with dark grey trim. Then I started getting very excited. I am pretty sure pale pink is the route I want to take with the walls (trim will probably just be the same colour or a shade darker so it's not too choppy, and the doors maybe the black blue of the foyer...and not sure about the ceiling). I have been eyeballing Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground, Setting Plaster and Calamine. I think Pink Ground on walls and Setting Plaster on trim could be really gorgeous. I have sent a request for samples so those are on the way. In the meantime, I went looking for inspiration and found all kinds of pretty pinks. And based on the first 2 photos, I think I need heavy velvet burgundy drapes. 

Yvonne Koné's shop (Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground) LOOOVE THIS!!! So pretty with grey floors - mine are a couple of shades darker than this.

Paul Raeside

Photo: Tia Borgsmidt Styling: Mette Helena Rasmussen

Katie Lydon (Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground)

Farrow & Ball (Pink Ground on wall and Setting Plaster on trim)

Style Me Pretty - Caitlin Wilson

Schöener Wohnen

Frivole

Marie Claire Maison (Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath)

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle - Laura Walker

Lovely Life

Emily Henderson

SVK Interior Design

Flack Studio - a little bright but Jo pointed it out to me and it is so gorg I had to include it

Reader Comments (9)

Go for it! It's only paint. :)

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Burns

I recently used Foggy Morning | 2106-70 from Benjamin Moore for a client and it turned out so, so, so nice. It's the perfect pink without being too saccharin. I would highly recommend putting up a sample in your space.

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNoemi

A stylist neighbor of mine many years ago said that all white paint should have a touch of pink in it because everyone looks better in a
slightly pink room. She was right. It always works. But not too much pink!

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVICKI

Pretty colour Noemi. I will be using F&B colours though (the paint is on them)
@VICKI - agreed! especially on the "not too much pink" part.
@Elizabeth - that's what I keep telling my husband.

19 Jan 2016 | Registered CommenterKiM

I have a bedroom in Elephant's Breath with Blackened on the ceiling. I LOVE IT - it's a very bright south facing room. In a north room (with a big window) I just painted Setting Plaster with Strong White ceiling/trim. I'm just finishing it now, and I think it's a success.

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I just painted swatches in the dining room of the 4 samples I received today. Setting Plaster turned out WAY more peachy than I expected. I'm not sure I'm into it. Need to to at least another coat to see. So far and to my surprise, Calamine is my favourite. (P.S. My dining room isn't so bright. Has a fairly large window but faces east. And I'm painting at night.)

19 Jan 2016 | Registered CommenterKiM

Pale pinks are so beautiful. And mood lifting -! Rose Quartz -- a lovely light hue -- shares the top slot with a pretty blue as Pantone Color of 2016.

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered Commenteroh Holland

That's the cool (and sometimes vaguely frustrating) thing about F&B: the color changes depending on everything. I've seen Setting Plaster look like warm pale pink but I could well believe peach in a different space. I once painted a study Borrowed Light - the perfect Gustavian blue. Then tried it in another room, hoping for the same look. Nope. Baby boy blue. It all depends. I can't wait to see what you pick!!!

19 Jan 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrose

Calamine seems the more cool, sophisticated colour. You absolutely need to go with what looks best in your space, but based on the online photos I've seen I vote Calamine too :)

20 Jan 2016 | Unregistered Commenteratma

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