Hot, candy, baby, blush, soft — whichever tone floats your boat — there’s sure to be the perfect shade for you!
In this instance, the pick from colour gurus ‘Pantone’, for spring 2015 is Strawberry Ice. As it’s name suggests, it’s the colour of fresh strawberry gelato — a vivid, mid-pink colour — with quite a lot of yellow in the mix to give a lovely warm, almost coral, tone.
Now, I like pink. But in the home?
I am a mama of boys — I live in a house with three boys — and pink is not something that features heavily in our house! I often have a flash of pink, through using fresh flowers, but I don’t have any pink accessories or homeware.
So I wondered, if I was to choose some pieces, what room would they be for?
With this is mind, the picks I’ve chosen this week are for my imaginary live-in kitchen…
I say ‘imaginary’ as — although we do have a large (ish) kitchen — it’s not big enough to have a sofa or a chair in! We’ve a large farmhouse table slap-bang in the middle of our actual kitchen — where we all sit down to eat — and a giant AGA which takes up lots of room. And sadly, because our house is listed, there will never be an opportunity to extend.
My imaginary kitchen is huge — it still has our table and the AGA — but would also have enough room for a big squashy sofa and a couple of chairs for us all to hang out together. And for my boy and I to read the papers on a Sunday (whilst the Twinkles are playing).
OK. Bear with me here — this is ‘imaginary’ remember! ;)
Anyway. Back to my imaginary bubble! Here the pink kitchen accessories I’ve chosen.
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Colour Your World in Pantone Strawberry Ice
1. Eat Pretty Cookbook — Anthropologie
2. Love Birds Mug — Marks and Spencer
3. Candy Rose Batter Jug — Dunelm
4. Baines & Fricker Tall Table — Heals
5. Dipped Wooden Salad Servers — Rose & Grey
6. Pink Jacquard Wool Blanket — Zara Home
7. Snowdrop Chair in Rose Linen — Sofa.Com
8. High Tea Cake Stand — Pip Studio
I think a little flash of pink, here and there, is a lovely thing — too much though and you run the risk of your home looking like a Barbie palace! There’s lots more lovely pink inspiration on Pinterest. I’ve created a mini-board in Pantone Strawberry Ice which you can pop over to look at here.
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.