Pink is a bit trendy in interiors at the moment, but I’m not usually a big fan. Surprise surprise, but I wouldn’t touch the pastel, floral, wishy-washy pinks. Such a waste of a great colour!
I prefer pink to be punk and punchy – it looks awesome paired with red or black, or limited to one or two pieces as a really, I mean really really bold accent colour. If you’d like to try out pink in your own place, here’s my pick of some of the coolest pinks around.
And if you’re already a pink convert, please show me pics of the punkiest pink in your home to get a £75 gift voucher. Just send your photo to my facebook, twitter or instagram, with the hashtag #AbigailAhern75. The competition is open all week, and my personal fave will win £75 to spend in store or online. Exciting stuff!
All of these hooks make a real statement. They’re available in black and white too, but I can’t resist this bright bright pink. They’re the perfect way to introduce a shot of pink into a room or hallway, as a little bit of colour goes a long way.
£109, Out There Interiors
Maroc tribal rug
This stunning rug is a total knock-out. More coral-reddish than pinkish, this is such an gorgeous colour I had to include it anyway, and it will make any magenta or purpley pinks nearby just pop! I’m imagining it paired with dark stained or painted floorboards, or even put up on the wall as a dramatic wall hanging.
£890, Maroc Tribal
These are fluro-bright, but still elegant at the same time. Pop them along a dining table or in an old-fashioned wall sconce for a pop of extreme colour.
£2.40 each, Oliver Bonas
I am crazy about Michael Dawson’s art. His paintings are a blur of all the things he’s passionate about, and he always creates really intense, energetic work. Here it’s the bold, vivid pink that really makes this one stand out for me! Nothing wishy-washy or bleached pastel about this.
£110, Abigail Ahern
Eero Saarinen Style Tulip Dining Table
I love taking traditional shapes and furniture and transforming them with really unexpected, intense colours or textures. This take on the classic Tulip table might be seriously pink, but it’s more punky than pretty.
£230, Out There Interiors
This little guy is from my latest Autumn / Winter 2014 collaboration with Debenhams. He’s a total cutie, and looks very fetching with his sophisticated fuchsia pink lampshade. I don’t know why he’s looking so serious, because I think he’s pulling the colour off brilliantly!