The Cool House: Trending Pink

Friday, May 22, 2009

Trending Pink

OK I'll be honest, I have a sort of pink obsession going on. Maybe I'm influenced by all the azaleas and rhododendrons flowering in the yard right now... but they've bloomed every Spring since we've lived here so there must be more to it than that.

For instance, I've never been tempted to put five shades of shocking pink in one planter before. I'm a minimalist and that would normally drive me crazy.

Maybe it's the really vibrant shades of pink Geberas and Impatiens that the local nursery had on display

Or maybe it was From the Right Bank to the Left Coast who blogged this Radiant Pink sink. A pop of fun pink in an otherwise white space that I'm seriously considering for our kitchen renovation. It would bring a rosy glow into my kitchen every time the sun shone and would do wonders for my skin tone. But I'm a fickle sort... What if I tired of the pink in a year or two?

Luckily there is be a way to get a fuchsia fix without permanent commitment. Danish design group Bodum are bringing colour to their kitchenware this summer - cafetieres and toasters in green, purple, red and pink! They're also introducing this ergonomic Gravity Spice Grinder $29.95. You can enter to win one from PointclickHome here.

Deep, Hot, Hollywood Pink - it's coming close to replacing Chartreuse as my current color of choice. But no matter how enthralled by pink I may become there's still one place I won't go.

There must be something in the air because Fifi Flowers is drinking Pink, while Hooked on houses is swinging on the porch.


Fifi Flowers said...

Your pink flowers... my pink drinks and Julia's porch swing... sounds like a PERFECT combo!
Bon week-end!

Christy said...

Sign me up for a pink toaster, please.

Your flowers are gorgeous!

Sofia Striffler said...

I love pink flowers your are beautiful. Pink accents would be great!.

Jen said...

oh so pretty. I love your combo choices.

Nadine @ BDG said...

such juicy pictures-- have a great weekend!

DesignTies said...

I love hot pink too :-) Most of the flowers I've bought for the garden this year are pink :-)

That bright pink sink is too cool -- if I had the right kitchen for it, I'd snap it up in a second!! And I'm totally digging those Bodum toasters -- although I'd have to buy the red one to go in our kitchen.

Fun post!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Daly Essentials said...

I LOVED that pink sink right bank to left coast. I love pink, so I'm cheering you on all the way if you do a kithen reno. If you start to get nervous, you could just watch bits of Mean Girls to remind you how fab pink is!

Why S? said...

For some reason, even though I'm a committed wearer of black, whenever I do bring in color, it's almost always a shade of pink.

Doriana Gray said...

I would love a Bodum cafeterie in Pink! Thanks for putting the idea into my head ;)

Pauline Wiles said...

These pink colors are lovely but a kitchen sink is a big commitment! Maybe toasters, coffee makers and so on would be a safer course...
Sorry, no courage here!