Focus on pink: the colour of romance, millennials, luxury and calm

The history of pink is rooted in luxury, from Renaissance artists embracing it in their colour palette, to the Victorian Camisole Pink, which conjures up images of silk and satin.  Pink has represented both masculinity and femininity over the ages and has made headlines over the last few years as the popular colour of millennials. Pink and red are also associated with love and romance. Certain shades of pink can have a calming effect and illicit feelings of security so are perfect for use in the bedroom or living room.

Fresh Plaster used to upcycle a wardrobe in the bedroom by @town_to_country

Pinks can feel warm or cool, depending on their undertones. Alhambra Stone is a warm pink that echoes the setting sun on the sandstone walls of the Alhambra Palace, seen below here in @fernrossyoga living room while Mackintosh Mauve (below) has a delicate and floral muted tone that works well with cool greys.

Alhambra stone living room by @fernrossyoga

Alhambra stone

Mackintosh Mauve works beautifully with opulent details and soft textures such as this metallic headboard. Add some velvet cushions, a soft woollen throw and you won’t want to leave the room.  

mackintosh mauve

Pink tones also work as accent colours, bringing flashes of colour to a more neutral scheme, such as Rose Pink against Viewforth or Anstruther Blue. You can use our Eggshell or Gloss finishes from the 1829 range for furniture, or if you prefer the chalky trend, go for our Chalky Emulsion finish and protect your finished product with our Furniture and Effect Wax.

Pink is perfect for nurseries and kids room, creating a soothing sanctuary space for little ones. We love the two-tone walls here in @teammartinaliving home 

Pink nursery

But let’s not forget the outside of your home – Pink creates a welcoming and eyecatching entrance to your home, like @roundthepenroses front door here in Rose Pink.

 Rose Pink

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    1. Alhambra Stone
      Alhambra Stone

      1829

      A lustrous creamy pink that echoes the setting sun on the sandstone walls of the Alhambra Palace. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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    2. Camisole Pink
      Camisole Pink

      1829

      Light like silk, this cool, soft, aerated pink lends some confectionery sweetness to darker accent colours. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.

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    3. Dried Plaster
      Dried Plaster

      1829

      The pinkish tone of this soft mineral shade is inspired by the small traces of iron oxide mixed in plaster. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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    4. Fresh Plaster
      Fresh Plaster

      1829

      Inspired by the classic colour of freshly applied lime plaster, this shaded natural boasts a gentle warmth. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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    5. Persian Rose
      Persian Rose

      1829

      Velvety with the warmth of autumn fruits. A colour used in the lavish rugs and textiles of Ancient Persia. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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    6. Rose Pink
      Rose Pink

      1829

      A delightful mousseline pink with the airiness of muslin. Inspired by decorative 18th century textiles. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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