I apologize that we skipped two months of Get Inspired. In June, we welcomed our newest addition to the family, a beautiful baby girl and in July I was recovering and trying to figure out how to juggle a newborn, VERY active toddler, a house that seems to be always messy, and catching up on designs. Still haven’t quite figured it out yet, but I’m getting there. But lets talk Get Inspired: August Color Palette.
Pink! Pink! Pink! It is my (almost) three year old’s favorite color, center of the “save the pink bathroom” movement, and now it is the “new gray.” Better Homes and Gardens predicts that blush will be all the rage come fall. And according to PPG Voice of Color, Millennial Pink is the bee’s knees. Pink is now the color millennials are embracing wholeheartedly, hence “Millennial Pink”.
I personally could never fully embrace the color pink, most specifically pastel pinks. Pastel pinks always brings to mind the smell of musty church basements (don’t ask why) and itchy baby blankets knitted by a well meaning grandma.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter I swore she would never wear pink, and I let EVERYONE know. Unfortunately, I learned real fast that when you are having a baby girl, everyone INSISTS on buying PINK everything. So, you probably guessed it, my baby girl wore pink. OH the TRAGEDY!
Now, there is a happy ending to this little story. I ACTUALLY started to be slightly less opposed to pinks. I don’t cringe nearly as much when she is dressed in pink AND I even added pink to my wardrobe. *gasp.* I’ll admit that I now
like love hot pink, but pastel pinks still give me the heebeejeebees. But hey, it’s progress.
Anyway, August seemed like a great month to do a pink color palette. Mostly, because I love the pink rug I found (included in the mood board) but also because I just became aware that pink (gag! Just kidding) is now an up and coming color. And I thought you all should know about it. So without further adieu,
THE AUGUST COLOR PALETTE!
I love anything and everything bohemian and colorful, so when I came across this rug, I thought it would be a perfect leaping point for August’s Color Palette.
As the main color Pink Dawn takes center stage, either applied to the walls or applied to the ceiling. Matching shades of pink would then be pulled in through textiles,cue the awesome rug and the HOT PINK pillows. To compliment the pink, two colors were pulled from blue family, Symphony Blue and Jamaican Aqua. These colors are present in the rug and table. The blues can also be introduced by painted furniture or flooring with blue hues such as slate.
White was introduced through the chair, not only to give the eye a place to rest from the pattern and texture, but also to help showcase Pink Dawn. Next, accents of gold and natural fibers/elements were added to introduce texture and points of interest. Last, but certainly not least, greenery! What would a bohemian inspired mood board be without plants, plants, and more plants?! Pops of pink could also be added through flowers such as orchids or hibiscus.
Pink is obviously not for everyone, but when accented with the perfect elements, one can create a truely stunning space.
I ALMOST want to make August’s mood board come to life in my own home. Almost.
What are your thoughts on pink? Love it or hate it ? Let me know in the comments.
Curious about my “save the pink bathroom” comment? Check it out here. I’m serious, it’s a real thing. (I actually had a the experience of helping someone save their pink bathroom, and believe me it WAS an experience!)