(Houston, Texas, USA)
When was the last time you visited a famous home or palace that is open the public?.
One of the things you may have noticed is that many aristocratic homesused to contain a “blue wing,” “green room,” or “pink room,” which was decorated in one single color. This type of home decorating does not have to be confined to the past and to the homes of the very rich.
For example, there may be a color that you are particularly passionate about. If there is, you might consider decorating your or your child’s bedroom in variations of that particular color.
Of course, on first thought, it might seem to be overdoing it nowadays if you decorate your bedroom in one color, but it can still be done if you are subtle about it and you are prepared to use different shades. The right blend of shades can go together very well if you do it right. All you need is a bit of creativity and a good eye for contrasts.
In this article, we will discuss the color pink.
Why would you want to have a totally pink bedroom? Either it could be for you, or maybe you have a little girl who is very feminine and crazy about the color. No matter what the reason, it can actually be quite easy.
Paint the walls a very light shade of pink. If the shade is too dark or shocking, the room could look too dingy and rather sickly. A pale pink is a soothing color that does not “overdo” it. If this is for a child’s room, make sure that the paint is washable.
The curtains can be a slightly darker pink if you like, and they don’t have to be all pink, either. A pretty pink-and-white design, or pink with pastel blue could look very nice. Needless to say, the bedframe should be either pale pink, or it could be white, with pretty pink sheets. Here, you could opt for a shocking pink bedspread just to give a contrast to the pale pink walls and curtains.
The carpet in the bedroom should be a pale pink as well, adding to the overall softness of the room. To give a good contrast here as well, add an area rug. Pink area rugs come in a variety of shades. You might want a stronger shade of pink here, a more rosy color or maybe even shocking pink, just to offset the colors in the room. Your choice of textures also varies – shag area rugs are very soft, or you may prefer to look atnatural flokati rugs.
The furniture in the room should either be white, pale pink, or peach in color, again adding to the subtlety of the color, with a pretty, pink light shade. You can’t always find pink furniture, so again you can be creative.
Either you buy a color that is close to it and merges very well, or you could paint the cupboards yourselves. Another option (for a writing deskor chest of drawers) is to cover it in contact paper. This, of course, depends on the depth of your passion for pink …
By creating your own “pink room,” you are indulging your passion for your favorite color, and you are also following a time-honored tradition of the aristocracy …