Colour: Powder Pink

Muted, pale and always interesting… powder pink is a wonderful shade, less overtly feminine than baby pink, think pale rose quartz with a smudge of grey. Perfect for bedrooms to bathrooms, and it’s also tremendously adaptable, working well with wood, metallics, black, grey and terracotta.

1 Number one on the soothing charts. Powder pink is the perfect choice for bedrooms as it prompts calm and restfulness. The advantage of this particular shade is the wash of grey through it though, which takes away any overtly feminine connotations and leaves it working for the men in our lives too. Team it with dove grey and terracotta for the ultimate cool sleeps palette. And you can always add a lot more grey if you still think it’s just too ‘pink’!

Powder pink: @michelleogundehin Instagram moodboard

Powder pink: @michelleogundehin Instagram moodboard. Check feed for credits

Adding a touch of sugar and spice in the bedroom can be as easy as adding a few pillows. Aiayu

From left Pink pillowcases, £42 each; duvet cover, £259; ‘Heather’ cushions (pictured in Grey and Velvet), £178 each; ‘Raul’ cushions (two pictured), £106 each, all Aiayu (aiayu.com)

2 Soft and hard The big material hit of the Milan Furniture Fair 2017 was pink onyx. I marvelled at the detail, the lustre, the depth and most of all the pretty pinkness of it. Used on side tables at Italian design company Baxter (see below) to vanity units at bathroom specialists Boffi, this was the sample I wanted to take home. A real keeper, think heirloom forever pieces, if made in this stone. ‘TeBe’ side table by Baxter.

Pink onyz was also used on stunning side tables at Baxter, an Italian brand renown for its less conventional approach to design. Photograph: Michelle Ogundehin

Pink onyz was also used on stunning side tables at Baxter, an Italian brand renown for its less conventional approach to design. Photograph: Michelle Ogundehin

3 Plaster pink or powder pink? The two are incredibly similar, however, to be pedantic, plaster pink is a warmer hue, with more red in it (see below), in contrast to powder pink which has undertones of grey (below below). But I love both!

Plaster pink walls. Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co, Photo by Tara Mangini

House designed by the London-based Chan + Eayrs Architects. Photograph by Michael Sinclair. First featured in the October 2016 edition of ELLE Decoration.

Power pin walls in a house designed by the London-based Chan + Eayrs Architects. Photograph by Michael Sinclair. First featured in the October 2016 “British” edition of ELLE Decoration.

Terracotta moodboard via @michelleogundehin Instagram

Terracotta moodboard via @michelleogundehin Instagram. Check feed for credits

 

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