CONTROVERSIAL COLOR COMBO
At one point in my life I considered mixing pink and red a cardinal decorating sin. Now, I’m digging it. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite examples from the web and break down how it works in each room.
Also I’ll show you a few ways to “test the waters” in your own home if you’re like me and strangely attracted to this rebellious color combo. This is a good time of year to try it out. If you chicken out on keeping it permanently, make it your post-Christmas kind of seasonal Valentine’s Day decor. (Yeah, I know that was a stretch…)
HOW TO TRY IT IN YOUR HOME
How do you feel about using pink and red together in decor? I posed this question on Instagram over the weekend to see what some of you thought. I styled a stack of pink and red books on my console table to see how I felt about the red color combo in my own home. I’ve “auditioned it” for a few weeks (something I highly recommend doing if you can), and I think I’m ready to commit on a larger scale.
The easiest and usually least expensive ways to try out this trend-or any color combo-is through artwork and throw pillows.
Using semi-temporary decor items isn’t just for those with commitment phobia, it’s just a fun way to keep things fresh if you like to change things in your home often. If you’re ready to take it to the next level, rugs and textiles like drapes or bedding would be more of an investment. And if want to dive head first into this love affair with red and pink, you could go bold and paint your walls, try a DIY project like this one, or purchase a statement furniture piece.
Q: Ok, give me your thoughts…Love it? Hate it? Want to try it, but can’t shake the feeling that it’s just not right?