Nov 9, 2011

Colour Theory 1: White + Pink


Today I'm diving into our first series....

...the one where we look at pretty pictures and break 'em down. I find I learn the most from pulling a picture apart and scouting out the DETAILS. It's easy to look at eye-candy snaps of interiors and be like "I LOVE!.", but then you try to recreate it yourself and it's not quite how you imagined because you skipped a tonne of the detail? Ya know what I'm sayin? No? It's just me? Hmm ok, just enjoy the eye candy then :)

This week we have gone all girly with white + pale pink.



I've NEVER been a  Girly Girl but pink + white has always made my heart beat a little faster when it comes to interiors.

What I learnt from these pictures:

- grey or slightly-off-white walls (but not with a brownish or tan tint!)
use a whole mixture of tones. Several variations of pale pink, + several neutrals
- metallic accessories, with texture. Whether it be a gilt picture frame or hammered-silver ornament.
- create texture with layers of bedding and touchable pieces
- personal touches like books
- go for a soft, warm-toned pink (as in, a teeny bit yellowish, rather than purplish) to ensure it goes well with neutrals, and won't go all Barbie Dreamhouse on you. ;) (also, y'know, it's a bit more palatable for those manly men in our lives).
Shared at Saved by Suzy

Sources:
1. Pic from Erin Ever After
2. Pic from Dreamy Whites
3. Pic from Glitter Guide

9 comments:

  1. Wow, I would have never believed white and pink could look so good together... until I saw this post. I am totally changed! That pink couch is so lovely- not too froufrou, and just the right amount of color!

    see creatures

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  2. That feather print in the last image is dreamy and whimsical..love it.
    Thanks for stopping by lovely and for your sweet comments , very much appreciated : )

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend

    Anna x

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  3. ok that's it. 3 posts in and i'm adding you to my blogroll. your sense of style is SO up my alley. lovelovelove.
    xo

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  4. Beautiful pictures and I love how you broke down the images. Such helpful information! Thanks for joining the party. Glad to meet you and I'm a new follower!

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  5. Your link at Suzy's party caught my eye right away - this is such a pretty, feminine color combo and one that I've certainly been smitten with recently. I'm not usually a pink girl either, but I really love the softness of this pink paired with the grey or even some punchier colors. It's amazing the details that you pick up if you really scope out a photo closely. Glad to have found your blog!

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  6. These rooms are beautiful! Such an inspiration for my little girls big girl room!

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Thanks for your comment. You are awesome!