It's official: pink is losing its gendered connotations; it evokes so many feelings that everyone can relate to, from joy to lust, making for the perfect mood-enhancing paint color. Pink has shape-shifted into a stronger, more complex version of itself. We are seeing designers developing more spaces with sophistication, power, and subtlety utilizing shades and tones of pink more than ever before.
Interestingly, pink is the only primary color with its own moniker (it is technically pale red) but the psychological effects are much different to its passionate foundation shade. In a study carried out in the late 60's, it was noted that color affects muscle tone, and that staring at the particular shade, Baker-Miller pink, after exercise, lowered the heart rate, pulse and respiration more significantly than other colors. The color is both soothing and aesthetically pleasing, making it a great choice for the living room or bedroom.
2018 is ready to give way to a new minimalist palette. Soft, washed pastels like mint greens and sandy pinks will totally reimagine design spaces this year.
In art, pastels are a specific type of medium. They are colors with low saturation but not necessarily the light, delicate colors we think of as pastel colors. While many pastels are light, they do not have to be. Any color that has a lower saturation and a high value is considered a pastel. Subdued colors fall into the pastel category as well.
Soft, washed neutrals, greens and sanctuary pinks work together to create harmony.
Pink as a power color
When we said millennial pink has, "been taking over décor," We didn't know it would take such a powerful stance in the design space. Diverting from loud bubblegum pink, millennial pink is meant to make a statement.
To make a room feel larger, light to mid-tone shades are the way to go. Rich, saturated colors such as grey or chocolate brown tend to make a room feel small and cozy and bring the walls inward. In addition to color, consider the framing finish. Glossy surfaces reflect light, and this helps to expand the space.
Abstracts on canvas are a gorgeous large-scale way to warm up your space. The pink tones in these 75 by 50 originals on canvas draw the eye and warm the space. A blend of pastel and neutral hues is a charming touch to your already fabulous space.