Pantone may have hailed Greenery as Colour of the Year but judging from recent showings at Salone del Mobile in Milan, pink is having a moment too.
Long before the hue dominated Gucci runways, pink had already been big in design. The emergence of the hue—especially the paler tones of the spectrum—are whispers of the lasting influence of Scandinavian design (where it’s a common colour), as well as the growing appeal of a softer, more romantic approach to interior decoration. You just have to look at how many foodies have Instagramed the India Mahdavi-designed Gallery at Sketch restaurant in London, to see that it's a colour that really clicks.
Want to cop the look? Here are a few ideas and pieces to translate it to your abode.
British brand Sé has always had an affinity for pastels, but they’ve clearly shown their love for blush with the new Stay Daybed, presented at Rosanna Orlandi in Milan. The rounded shape, metallic piping and the sumptuous shade of pink makes this a piece to covet.
Trust a fashion label to add a twist to a streamlined sofa, especially using the power of furnishing fabric. Collaborating with designer Toan Ngyuen, the Six Shades of Palmer sofa showcases a beautiful gradation and proves that colour works with clean lines, too.
Scandinavian brands like Muuto helped propel pink to the spotlight. This year, their Oslo seating series (seen above) and the Outline sofa are both available in a powder pink hue that perfectly pairs with interiors that feature marble, brass and light wood.
Add playful textures of pink to your living room. The Majolica collection from Designers Guild pairs intense pigments of pink with ornate floral details on its fabrics and cushion covers. Another rosy find is its Saraille Peony rug, now available with a new tencel woven composition that makes the blush tones ever so vibrant.
A pilgrimage to Dimore Gallery is a must during Milan Design Week, and this year they transformed their via Solferino showroom into a tribute to pink. The entire scenography featured a lick of pink paint juxtaposed with industrial-style and metallic pieces that create an eclectic contrast.
(Text by: Kissa Castañeda)