Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Week's Ideabook On Houzz: Would You, Could You? Pink Furniture!

I suspect it would be a fairly safe bet to say a great many homeowners would not willingly select a piece of pink furniture for their home. In fact, a couple of my clients come to mind! But let's have a little fun, toss aside our reservations, and take a look at some spaces that have been furnished with a pink item or two.

To begin, here is some background information on this color. From the 1920's to 1940's, pink was considered an appropriate color for boys because, being related to red, it was the more masculine color. How about that? Blue, on the other hand, was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color. Since the 1940's, however, pink has become a hue that has become strongly associated with femininity.

Sambo House in Atlanta by Becky Harris contemporary porch

Does the fact that these pink chairs are Eames Rocking Chairs tempt a serious rethinking of the color pink as an option for furniture? They make a very striking image, sitting on this rustic porch against dark walls.

Pierce Allen traditional living room

A somber brown tweed would be the expected fabric on this chair, with its simple masculine lines. Instead, the choice of pink looks just divine placed in this room of neutrals and alongside the beautiful seafoam walls.

Vanessa De Vargas  bedroom

If an actual piece of pink furniture is too big of a commitment, try bringing in a fabulous pink chair or two in the form of a fun wall decal. What a delightful idea for a girl's bedroom.

To read the entire Ideabook on Houzz click here. And now I'm off to embrace some of the last moments of summer! Janell

All Images From Houzz


  1. Well, of course I don't mind pink! Its one of my favorite colors!

    My husband does not care what color we have in the house as long as its not another shade of brown!

    I'll check out your idea book in a few. I'm headed back to my sisters to work on the nursery!

    Have a great weekend, Janell!

  2. I could easily do a piece of pink furniture. Any shade of pink. I think it would look great with navy walls. Great contrast!
    My husband...I don't know if he would go for it.

  3. I think there are some wonderful pieces of pink furniture out there and I wouldn't mind a piece but I'm thinking my hubby who never has an opinion on decor would suddenly decide to complain! I love the wall decals for a girls room!

  4. I totally could do pink and seeing as my husband keeps buying pink shirts, he had better not say anything. ROFL My 6 year old just said she wants a house like those pictures so she's on board with the pink furniture too!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  5. The timing of your post on pink is so interesting. My upholsterer just dropped off my family room couch today (brown linen - need to get my act together and post on it)
    After they were finished, he motioned for me to come look in the van. Inside was a gorgeous bright pink couch headed to the home of a former Redskins player. It was really stunning! Would love to see the room it's headed for. When he comes back for my living room couch I'll have to quiz him!

  6. Fun post. I posted my Living room on Friday which has a pink (cranberry if my husband is asking) silk couch. Totally impractical but I love it. And, I used a vendor that is relatively inexpensive so I can change it if I tire of it!

  7. Wow who knew?! Pink for boys. I love the idea of a decal, makes it easier to commit to something not so permanent.

  8. Pink is a personal favourite... I cant get enough of it. I often think people dont run with colours like pink as they are scared of it! Have a gorgeous weekend! x


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