In the Pink

I’m narrowing down my One Room Challenge color choices for both entryways, and the second and third floor halls. Is it too much pink, I’m asking myself? So I started thinking about all of the rooms I’ve painted pink over the years.

The entryway and my home office in our apartment (before this blog existed). The basement, my former studio, Eleanor’s old room, my home office, and the living room in our first house — all shades of pink at various times. The library and dining room here. I even went for hot pink once, with disastrous results.

Pink Kid's Room, Making it Lovely

Pink Living Room Details by Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

Pink Craft Room, Making it Lovely (Pink Loves Brown)

A Tufted Bench in Front of the Quincy Cannonball Bed | Making it Lovely's One Room Challenge Bedroom

Pink Home Office

Subtle Pink Dining Room with Wood Trim, Making it Lovely

I should have a decision by this Wednesday’s update post. Is it too much pink? Psshaw.

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  • Kylie Wakeley
    October 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    There can never be too much pink! :)

  • Melanie
    October 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    This is perfect timing; I’m seriously considering doing pink in our dining room because you’ve proved it can look AWESOME with wood tones. Scouring your blog to find all the pinks you’ve used and just got a paint chip of the lovely Wild Aster! Can’t wait to see what you do.

  • Hannah
    October 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    If I were to use so much pink, I’m afraid it wouldn’t work as well. But you have a way of making pink look like the perfect neutral. All of those rooms are beautiful, even oddly masculine in some cases, and not overly feminine or precious. I cannot WAIT to see which shade you choose this time!

  • Natasha Meininger
    October 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Can you share the paint color names from your bedroom and dining? I’m looking for the perfect barely pink for a small space that also lacks natural light.

  • Vicki
    October 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I love the pink. I bet people look really good in that warm light, too!

  • Ariane
    October 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    50 shades of pink ! Good luck with ORC :)

  • Carol
    October 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I love pink. If it’s what “you” love, go for it. It’s a happy and lovely color.

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    October 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

    […] The hallway will get a mix of single* and double rope and tassel sconces* with black shades. (You know I love a good tassel sconce.) Four brass flush mount fixtures with milk glass globes* will line the ceiling, and I’m thinking pink Tourbillon wallpaper* will line the walls. So much pink! […]

  • Anne
    October 17, 2016 at 10:45 am

    When I was growing up, our friends’ house used the subtlest light pink for all the walls (it felt neutral, I promise!) They did have plaid wallpaper in the boys room but every where else was barely pink. It made such an impression on me that I’ve wanted to do it for years. One of these days my husband might come home to a pink kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration to add to my pink pinboard!

  • Chris
    October 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    We renovated this summer and painted our entire top floor the most beautiful, neutral, warm, ever so subtle pink hue. My husband was totally on board because we find too white – stark. The colour is BM sunset hill diluted to 75% of the colour and it is PERFECT! Our trim, baseboards and doors are BM Chantilly Lace and the super whiteness of this white really brings out the pink. I highly recommend this combo. Perfectly pink!

  • Bridget from Cali
    November 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Pretty in Pink. Love a pastel shade in fashion and decor, especially mixed with a glossy white. I like hot pink too — and even bright orange — just in significantly smaller doses. Pink can be ultra feminine, but doesn’t have to be too precious.