Thinking Pink?

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Honeysuckle

We wrote earlier this month about PANTONE’s color-of-the year 2011, the reddish-pink “Honeysuckle”. We also featured Graham & Brown’s new Kate Middleton-inspired paint color, “Princess-to-Be” – another pink. Pink may very well become a trend in color for 2011.

Most people think of pink as a color for a little girl’s room, and maybe a barely-noticed accent color in other rooms of the house, but how do you decorate with pink? Better Homes & Gardens has a short photo reel of ideas for incorporating varying shades of pink into different rooms of the home to achieve a new look and style for each room.

If you’ve narrowed the pink paint color you like to a shade, the Interior Decorating blog on About.com has a few good tips for decorating in soft or bright pinks, including a long list of colors that are complementary to pink.

honeysuckle-chairsNow you’ve got your shade of pink and your complimenting color, so what kinds of accents, furniture, and accessories will you include to make your walls pop? Country Living has a slideshow of pink-themed photos that may bring out your creative side. And if you are head over heals about PANTONE’s honeysuckle HGTV just posted a fantastic article showcasing home furnishings and accessories in the now popular shade of pink.

Enjoy thinking pink!