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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’!
Adding a touch of sugar and spice in the bedroom can be as easy as adding a few pillows. Aiayu
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.
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!
Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style. She is an influencer with expertise and the multi award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.