I decided that one of the changes I would make for this summer is to add some touches of color to my home, not an overpowering amount, just some accents. I used pink accessories in this room. Neutral rooms seem to have a bit more interest with a hint of color. And so I am starting in my bedroom adding touches of pink for fun. The great thing about a neutral room is that you can add accents of about any color. Then when you are bored with that color, it is much less expensive to change out throws and pillows, rather than sofas and chairs. This week it’s pink… next week… who knows???
Here’s the bed with a subtle pink throw.
For comparison, here is the room without the pink.
And how about the pink pillow I added to these needlepoint Louis XV chairs?
Here’s a photo without the pillow.
My Louis XIV settee has a new pink lumbar pillow.
and the other settee also has a matching pink pillow.
Here it is without the pink pillow.
Lastly I thought I would add some pink to the vanity using some beautiful roses.
Here is the before.
Well? What do you think? For a neutral room, pops of color, or no color? I always love to hear what you think.
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I think the pop of color is pretty. Have a beautiful day!
Look forward to each Cedar Hill Farmhouse. I get great ideas and even if not suitable for my living space it gives joy to see and sometimes I can play off with another idea. Great work and beautiful sharing.
I love the addition of a little color. It’s amazing the difference it makes in the room.
I love pink it makes me happy. I think colors contribute to your mood and happy works for me!
logan wilhelm says
It is amazing how the bit of color makes the room more alive! Thanks for sharing, beautiful room!
I always enjoy seeing your home and love how you decorate. I think the touches of pink add some extra warmth to your rooms. I like the way you showed the pieces with/without the pink.
Love those pops of color, and that slip covered settee and ottoman would be the perfect spot for cozying up with a good book.
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
The room was beautiful before and after but those pops of pink make me smile ~ I am a pink gal but have none of it in my own home (all boys) but I need to rethink mixing it in; yours is so tastefully done, as always.
Janet George says
I am a huge fan of the sublity of neutral rooms, but your touches of pink are definitely taking everything up a notch! You have shown us an easy and inexpensive way to decorate seasonally! I love your posts and your style!
This is my first visit to your blog (from Southern Hospitality) and I do like the pop of color which, to me, makes it feel more inviting/warm versus your photos w/o the color.
The pink just as that real pop and to me it brings the room to life, though i do love your decorating style anyways!
lenda davis says
Anita, enjoyed your houses, so pretty. You have great talent. I m looking to buy an iron bed, I like the one you have in your master is it a wesley allen, I would appreciate it if you could give e me the name of your bed. Signed in to your blog today, looking forward to all the pretty pictures. Thanks
That is from Charles P. Rodgers. I don’t know the name of it, since we bought it ages ago. Hope you find it!
I recently re-decorated my home office and after working in it for a few months, I found it rather ‘blah’, so I am doing exactly the same by introducing some bright colour to give it a lift. I can’t decide whether to use green or yellow for my lift. I do love the pink you have used and have seen it works so beautifully with greys.
Reading this post has made me more determined to make up my mind about the accent colour and sort this room out.
Larain Shannon says
You are right a small touch of pink adds warmth. I enjoy your blog and I have a question where did you get that marvellous picture of the nightie drying on the line? I just love it.
I love PINK and anyone who knows me knows that my house has plenty of pink!!!
I love how you use a bright color to wake-up an area in the house that didn’t have that pop of color!!!
The two settees really looked inviting when you put the PINK cushion on them!!! Really love the settees in the corner of the bedroom!!!
It’s surprising how one item can make a difference to a room or area in the home.
Have a great weekend!!!
Hi Anita, love the subtle addition of color..I recently brought in some chocolate velvet pillows, a plaid throw and a few other warm accent pillows for fall and it really cozied up the room…
I LOVE the large candle sconce you have mounted on the wooden panel…is that from Ballards? I have two similar in my dining room but that don’t look is chunky as this one…
Yes it is from Ballard Designs.
Michelle Mortensen says
Love the POPS of pink! Neutral is great, but sometimes it is fun to surprise people with some little extras.
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Doré @ BurlapLuxe says
Although I am not a big fan of pink, but I don’t mind that bit of colour being in pink roses. 🙂
The rich pink you accented with works wonderfully in your pale home, I have been working towards adding a bit of colour to my home, does grey count? 🙂
Well all kidding aside I really have been tempting myself with some colour that has some staying power in my home, will have to see what the next few shopping trips bring in the way of colour.
Have a beautiful Pink day.
Thank you Dore. I know whatever you do will be beautiful.
Chichi Furniture says
What a beautiful room. I love the pink (beside the fact its one of my favorite colours!). It just adds a little lift to the space. French style furniture adds so much charm and character to a room and throwing in a vibrant colour just allows things to stand out a bit more, adding dimension and preventing everything merging into each other. The dressing table and stool is simply gorgeous and I love the settee. Stunning :O)
Hi where did you get your wicker blinds? I am doing a cottage farmhouse look and am looking for blinds similar to this. Thanks!