You’re probably all aware that October is breast cancer awareness month. And I hope that even if you don’t care for pink, you’re sporting it proudly in your outfits, accessories, homes, and offices. More than likely, you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer (women and men of all ages are diagnosed with breast cancer every day), and while there’s not a cure yet, each day we’re one step closer to eradicating this disease. For more information on preventative screenings, research, and to learn how you can help in the fight against breast cancer, please visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure at http://ww5.komen.org/.
And now back to your regularly scheduled program. PINK! No, it doesn’t have to be a particular shade. In this room by Ronique Gibson, just a few touches of a purplish-pink do the trick.
If you have girls, using pink is easy in your designs. Just let your creativity flow like this pink and red tee-pee. It’s the perfect place for reading.
This room from Cool Hunting isn’t shy about pink. Or about the lighting. Check out the awesome light fixtures.
It’s not Barbie’s house but it could be yours. This pretty pink kitchen is from 6th Street Design School. Jealous much?
Pink is most associated with the feminine mystique and all the wonderful things that go along with that but it’s also associated with romance, charm, a playful nature, and strength. Sounds like a great reason to use pink in your bedroom. Thanks, Design Sponge.
Ok, so I admit I’m not a huge fan of pink (hold your tomatoes). It’s because I wore it so much when I was little that I think I overdosed (think of hot pink and neon green shirts complete with stirrup pants and side ponytail). But I would totally steal this door.
A little pink in your workspace makes it fun and you can’t possibly be in a bad mood when you sit on this pink bench…or that yellow chair. Instant no-pout zone thanks to Décor8.
The great peeps at Design Milk showcased this Spanish room and I think the stripes of color on the ceiling is a great way to bring some personality to a large open room.
I would have stolen a truck-load of Girl Scout cookies when I was 8 to have this room. I can just imagine the pajama parties. Not a safe feather pillow in the house.
Gray, Pink, and Yellow…a good combination for the more sophisticated designer.
Spiral staircase of joy, courtesy Apartment Therapy. My question is…how many calories do you think you could burn running up and down this for 15 minutes? Totally worth it.
Here’s another fun table from Design Crisis. I also really like the blue lamp. Fun!
It’s oh-so-subtle but I love the light pink shades of the wall and chair.
Here’s a great idea if you just don’t want to paint an entire room pink (and good for your for not succumbing to the begging). Use pink for furniture and bedding. She’ll probably change her mind next year and want purple anyway.
Yes, this is a kindergarten. Yes, I would love to ride a tricycle right now.
Chic and sleek. I like the pink against the salmon-colored wall. It’s feminine but the clean lines and limited patterns make the room seem larger than it is.
A few hints of pink against a classy white backdrop and voila! You have a cool sitting room from Cote de Texas.
This lovely bedroom is from Katiedid. Stripes are pretty easy to paint if you have enough tape and patience.
Darker pink legs liven this space up. Cute little eat-in area from Apartment Therapy.
This summer house is easy as can be to decorate. Just change the accent pillows and a few accessories around and you’re ready for any season.
Feel like being bold? What about a deep pink? It works great with brown and black.
Here’s another examples of how a few accessories can really stand out in a larger room.
Very cool chairs. And I bet they’re really comfortable, too.
A bright note to end on: an orange and pink bedroom by Apartment Therapy. It’s so happy, you wouldn’t even mind your kids jumping on the bed.
We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s splash of pink! Remember that you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by helping with fundraising, donating, purchasing pink ribbon products, or simply showing your support by wearing pink.