Welcome to the first installment of my color inspiration series! As I mentioned a few days ago, almost all of my time that I spend on Instagram is spent in search of colorful room inspiration. I scroll quickly past the endless stream of neutral rooms, and as soon as I find something colorful, I stop and savor it and save it. I’ve been hoarding these pictures for quite some time now, and since so many of you answered on the reader survey that you enjoy general decorating inspiration even when it has nothing to do with my house or projects, I thought I’d start sharing some of these inspiring photos that I’ve been hoarding for myself all of this time. 😀
I don’t know that these posts will always have a theme, but today’s does because my obsession with pink seems to be growing. So let me show you some of my favorite rooms with pink…
1. Amazing pink and white striped bathtub with matching pink and white striped wall, from @catchpoleandrye
This is one of those pictures that I scroll across and my first response is to gasp with awe. And then I wonder, “Would I ever have the nerve to actually do that?” I love it so much, and I think if I were a single woman who lived alone, that would be my bathroom, and I’d decorate the entire house around it. 😀
But whether or not I’d ever actually do that, I think it’s such pure eye candy that I couldn’t NOT include it in a post about decorating with pink.
2. Living room with gorgeous pink and green print upholstery from @blakelyinteriordesign
I’m a tad bit obsessed with the fabric on those chairs. It’s just so light and bright, and the pink pillows are perfect with the printed fabric.
3. Pink shower walls from @pinkhouseliving
If you are on Instagram and enjoy color and whimsy, you really should be following Emily at The Pink House. As the name would suggest, she decorates with a lot of pink, plus other colors. I think pink, blue, and green are her favorites. I mean, she even has a pink shower. AND a trapeze in her living room. 😀
4. Dining room with pale pink walls and hot pink chairs from @shaunaglenn
Shauna Glenn is another favorite of mine when it comes to decorating with color, and this dining room is one of my favorite spaces from her. Those pale pink walls with the hot pink chairs are a perfect combo. And the large scale colorful abstract painting is the icing on the cake.
5. Colorful outdoor poolside area with hot pink chaise cushions and pink umbrellas from @tobifairley
Tobi Fairley is one of my all-time favorite designers. I’ve followed her work for years, and am always inspired by her traditional style infused with loads of color. This outdoor poolside space is one of my favorites of hers with the hot pink chaise cushions and pink umbrellas. Isn’t it incredible?
6. Bathroom with soft pink vanity and pink and white wallpaper from @kate.h.design
You don’t have to be a little girl to love a pink bathroom! Heck, I’d love to have this bathroom by Kate Hutchison for myself. 😀 The light pink on the vanity is such a pretty and feminine color, and I love it paired with the pink and white wallpaper that has a more modern feel to it.
I’ve really started to love pink more and more over the last couple of years. Matt always says that I can do pretty much anything with the house that I want to, but his one standing rule has always been “no pink walls.” I can have pink curtains. I can cover my studio wall in a very pink-dominant wallpaper. I can wrap my books in pink dust jackets. But I can’t paint the walls pink.
You want to know what’s funny about that? Matt is partially color blind (not that that’s funny at all), but he can’t see light colors. So in reality, I could actually paint the walls of my house the very light pink that’s on the Shauna Glenn dining room walls, and Matt would never know. 😀
I don’t know how often I’ll do these posts, although Thursday is the perfect day for them since Wednesday is the day that I have lunch with my family and then relax. It’s officially my “day off,” so I almost never have project progress to share on Thursdays. So y’all can let me know if there’s some specific category you’d like to see! Like I said, I’ve been hoarding colorful room pictures for quite some time, so I’m bound to have inspiring pictures to fit into just about any category you can think of. Green living rooms? Blue bathrooms? Bathrooms with wallpaper? Colorful sofas? I’ve probably got them all. 😀