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Pretty in Pink

Benjamin Moore recently announced the color of the year for 2020: it's a soft, calming pink called First Light 2102-70. I've always loved the color and all its hues. In modern design, pink has evolved from being a staple favorite of young girls to a color that can be used across styles, in a gender-neutral setting, and across products. From dusty, pale shades to bright pinks, here are some of my favorite applications of this timeless hue:

Pink Furniture

If you’re going to furnish an entire room with pink, use a subtle, calming tone of the shade. We use and live with furniture everyday. We share it with our friends and family, so a bright or electric pink might be too much for everyday-use furniture. If you’re furnishing a room with pink furniture, go for lighter shades like the pretty sofa from US Pride Furniture featured above or for a contemporary look, try the pink acrylic Casper dining chairs by Modway.

Upholstery and Linen

Girl Pink Bedroom Design Ny
Betty Wasserman

I love pink in the bedroom like the one featured above — it was designed by New York-based interior designer Betty Wasserman. The light-pink drapes, chaise lounge, and the bed and pillow covers lighten the room and gives it a sophisticated touch.


Pink wallpaper? Why not! My crush at the moment is this gorgeous Agatha pink Georgian wood-panel effect wallpaper from Murals Wallpaper.

Pink Accents

Barrows Road Kids Room Design
Joy Street Design

Loving a color doesn’t mean you have to bathe your home in it. If your family, for example, doesn’t share your love for pink, you can always use a neutral palette and then add pink accents. Oakland’s Joy Street Design did just that in the room featured above. This bright, happy kid’s room has lots of pink accents: the window shades, the bedsheet, the peachy-pink pillow, and the “I Am Awesome” frame.

I hope this blog has inspired you to try the pink shade in your home in 2020: it’s calming, revitalizing, and helps make a fresh start to a new year.