Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” said Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous painters of modern times. One of Picasso's many periods was the Rose Period, from 1905 to 1907, when his paintings featured cheerful pink hues, likely inspired by his relationship with girlfriend Fernande Olivier. He used her as a model in many of his pink paintings that reflect the changing emotions of young love.
Often considered a little-girl color, pink also pops up in sophisticated shades of blush, cotton candy and hot pink. See how designers are using this color to bring a fresh elegance to their spaces.
This is one sophisticated baby. An alternative to the usual whimsical nursery, this room has an elegant flair with its floor-to-ceiling curtains, traditional furniture and posh chandelier.
With just the softest of pink touches, this bathroom combines fresh white cabinetry and gray countertops. This is a shade of pink I call blush. It is so subtle that other details, such as the legs of the stool, can be embellished for an interesting balance.
This playful bathroom has great contrast with its candy-colored vertical striped wallpaper and gray and white countertops.
This kitchen definitely packs a pink punch with its high-gloss cabinets. Notice the great function of the round peninsula.
This blush pink lamp base looks perfectly paired with the distressed green paint on the folding chair.
A coordinating bed skirt, shams and curtains are paired with a dramatic espresso brown headboard and blanket in this bedroom. Notice the shell pink of the vase on the nightstand.
Pink tones in the Persian rug, the ottoman and the cushions on the Chinese wishbone chairs blend perfectly. Notice how the soft shade of pink on the walls complements the stain-grade moldings.
Pink is the surprise star of this office closet. Charcoal gray grass cloth, modern furniture and a shiny disco ball overhead get your day off to a good start.
A great combination of details makes for a very interesting backdrop for dining. The Venetian-inspired walls in salmon pink are a great contrast to the modern furniture, including the tansu-style sideboard. Notice the spectacular bonsai near the window.
Playful pink fabric on matching settees softens the formality of this black and white entry.
Create a luxurious effect with a sophisticated palette of champagne pink, white and black.
The soft ballet pink in this powder room looks elegant with the Venetian-style sconce and softly distressed vanity. Notice the brushed-gold finish on the faucet paired with the bronze hardware of the vanity.
Another gorgeous bathroom with soft pink accents that are barely there. Blush pink graces the flooring and the petite shades on sconces.
This fun closet has a pink vine pattern on the wall-to-wall carpeting and fabulous pink light fixtures that glam up the ceiling. Check out the glass knobs and the great sconces at the top of each bay of cabinets.
This fashion public relations office in New York features a vintage pink velvet sofa, ceiling-height black and white curtains, modern white furniture and a glass coffee table. I wouldn't mind long hours in this office.
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