Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the Pink

I don't know about you, but it seems pink is everywhere at the moment. It's Pantone's colour of the year, House Beautiful has just devoted a whole issue to it, and I couldn't be happier. I love it in all it's forms, but personally, I like it best when it's paired with a strong, complementary colour to add depth and contrast. For many years, my most popular paintings were huge works on canvas, full of peonies, roses and lillies, and pink was often the feature colour. Whether it is the faintest shade of blush, or a full-blown magenta, I think there's a pink for everyone. My youngest daughter's bedroom was, until fairly recently, painted a vibrant, shocking pink, paired with bedlinen in bright aqua. I absolutely loved it, and although it's now all white, I still manage to sneak a few hits of pink in now and then. Looking through these, I doubt I'll have any trouble coming up with new ideas for my Interior Portraits series any time soon. And the best part - I get to 'decorate' a new room whenever I like, even if it's just with the stroke of a paintbrush. Oh, and it's a lot quicker, with next to no mess (oh, ok, quite a bit of mess actually, but you know what I mean).

jonathan berger

hot pink + blue and white ginger jar = perfection

krista ewart via house beautiful

round hill jamaica - need I say more?

allison caccoma design via house beautiful

house beautiful

jonathan berger

some de gournay deliciousness 


What about you - are you in the pink?  


  1. Looking at these images, I can envision some of your paintings Kerri. You're going to be a busy girl. Yes, I love me a bit of pink too.

    Lisa x

  2. I wish I could marry that de gournay wallpaper...I really do :)

  3. As someone that has always said 'I hate pink' I now find myself looking for the perfect pink & gold wallpaper for my closet in our new home...what is the world coming to?!?

  4. loving all your beautiful images! pink and turquoise does it get any better x

  5. I am so in the pink! I love the first photo. I am in the process of buying a house and my boyfriend promised me I could devote atleast one room to pink. Looking forward to getting my pink on!

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

  6. I've always loved pink. Nice to see it getting the attention it deserves. x

  7. That round hill Jamaica shot is absolutely stunning!
    I have quite a bland neutral colour scheme at home...but there are a couple of splashes of colour here and there. One wall in my daughter's play room has been painted a vibrant shade of pink.I took some bourganvillia flowers to the paint shop and they matched it up for me. It's a real uplifting colour. x



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