One of the bloggers that I (openly) stalk-Marianne at haven and home- did a post yesterday about rooms with bursts of pink- and I loved it. Then it had me thinking about PINK. I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of pink rooms and I think it's because it's very often paired with blah blah brown. Not to say that it doesn't look good- it can be very tastefully done! But we all know restoration hardware likes to take a color scheme and
run with it do victory laps past the finish line with it.
But I might be calling the tea kettle black here---I've been in a gray phase since Day 1 and I can't seem to shake it. So, naturally, my heart skips a beat when I see pink and gray together. Even the words look good next to each other:
And just to be clear: I'm not talking about the gray that almost turns blue or even purple. I'm talking about a warmer,stone-colored gray. Even verging on hints of green...
One of my favorites- off the top of my head- is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I just did a client's living room/entry in this color and it is gorgeous. The perfect combination of neutral and gray- definitely agreeable.
I've always wanted to do a nursery in soft gray and pink. I used to carry around this magazine tear-out of a putty gray wall next to a pink stripe roman shade (terrible description). It was so random and had nothing to do with a nursery but it screamed "baby girl's room" to me. It was soothing and beautiful... and I have absolutely no idea where I put it.
So as soon as Erika at Urban Grace (another blog crush) posted that she was going to re-paint her girl's nursery
"Comfort Gray" I thought Bingo.
Although I'm totally assuming that she will be using a little pink to go with it. It's the American way.
*the pink/gray combo can be subtle or bold. These days I prefer the more subtle approach... (but I included pictures of both)
Soothing colors, don't you think?