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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eight Shades of Pink...

Following on from my last post, "Blue Monday, 7 Nearly Blue Rooms" I was approached by the American lighting company, Arcadian Lighting ( The range of interiors that follow encompass their interior passion for the pink palette, in diverse furnishings, and of course lighting. My verdict? Sophisticated, stunning, exciting, ecletic & visually dazzling....

"Pink is one of those happy colors that we love in big and small doses. Like one of our favorite flowers, the peony, pinks come in shades from palest blush to deep fuchsia. Pink doesn't have to be reserved for a little girl's bedroom. Pink can be a sophisticated neutral or a bold design statement in an entry, living room, bedroom or bath.

There are plenty of furnishings and accessories which come in pink such as sofas, chairs, light fixtures and bedlinens. Inspired by the peony, here are eight pink rooms we think you'll love.

Palest of pinks on walls and upholstery act as neutrals in this simple, yet elegant, living room. Blue accents in both the art and accessories keep the room feeling crisp and not too feminine.

Pale pink walls and dustry rose accents give this room a feminine feeling. Take note of the rose painted side table - what an unusual color. The deep darm brown base and light brown shade of the table lamp complements the side table. We love it!

This warm pink entry by Mary McDonald is sophisticated with its gold mirror and console table flanked by upholstered side chairs.

A cooler pink wall color with grey trim color and grey floors give this room a vintage, antique feeling to it.

Love the rose curtains in this room. But what caught our eye was the pink bookcase with the glass doors - it's gorgeous! The pale pink area rug is lovely too. A few pink pendant lights would be dazzling in this room.

A mix of pale pink walls, rose colored accents and bright pink upholstered furniture give this room a nice balance of strong and soft hues. Everything works in a harmony of pink.

The hot pink on this entry wall makes a bold welcome to guests. The pink is nicely balanced by the white wainscoting below. The crystal chandelier also compliments the decor with its gold accents that allures the eyes.

Deep fuchsia on the walls with patterned upholstery gives this room an exotic feeling. What a nice depth of the color against the dark wood."

Content and images for this post provided by Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting accessories and lamps online. It has since become one of the top internet retailers for home lighting products.

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