Interior

When Pink Rooms Work

When I was younger I despised pink – perhaps in defiance of the color-gender stereotype. But as my love for design has grown, so too has my love for the once-abhorred color. I've even become that girl who convinces her boyfriend to wear it ("No babe, that shirt's not pink, it's salmon!").
 
View the slideshow above for rooms that successfully use the color pink.

In fact, if I didn't live with said boyfriend and thus have to strictly abide by the gender-neutral rules of decorating, my entire apartment would be dashed with a variety of pink hues. But in this hypothetical world, I would also have to tread lightly. Decorating with this color is a highly strategic, tricky process, because when it comes to pink there's a fine line between perfect and Pepto Bismol.

Living vicariously through ShelterPop, I decided to round up an assortment of inspiring pink rooms that master this color balance with ease while proving its versatility.

Maybe someday I'll use one of these to inspire my own makeover – I'm even working on the excuses now: "Babe, raspberry is the new red!" "Did you know that Chuck Norris' favorite color was fuchsia?" "Obviously the color is amazing, the band wasn't known as 'Blue Floyd!'"
 
Photo Credit: Sweet Home Style (left) and flickr/decorology (right)

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