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Color Stories We Love: Pink & Red

by Caitlin Kelch

In a month filled with tons of pinks, reds and everything in between, I’m always pleasantly reminded of my favorite childhood outfit that I wore every single day for a whole month when I got it back in the day. I wore a uniform to school, but I’d change into my maroon and pink striped mock turtleneck and matching pants with pink heart patches on the knees as soon as I hit my bedroom after school. Why this outfit held so much charm for me, I don’t remember, but the colors have remained favorites of mine ever since the tender age of six. Today we’re taking a field trip through one of our favorite color stories ever — pink + red. Grab your lunch and meet me in the back of the bus! –Caitlin

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The natural hues of fresh beets and flowers look perfectly at home on top of this classic pink backdrop. This image comes from the delightful Denai Jones' Instagram feed.
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The only colored walls in Carolyn Gavin’s home are in her daughter’s bedroom — a ruby red shade called “Gypsy Pink.” You can see Carolyn's full home tour right here.
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Pink-coated brick is an unexpected color choice for this Brooklyn loft, but it’s the perfect mood-lifting shade in David Alhadeff’s home. David's shop, The Future Perfect, is one of our favorites. Photography by Jonny Valiant.
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Rym grew up splitting her time between France and Tunisa. Her Paris apartment's sofa is covered with carpets and cushions from Tunisia, with lots of reds and pinks that add an exotic air. See her full house tour here. Photographed by Marianne Nouguez.
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The red and white palette here feels chic and retro. Via Flavor Paper
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This lipstick red wall pairs well with the headboard in the more subtle bedroom beyond. Via Houzz
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Sue Prue weaves red and pink together in a masterful way in this piece entitled Approaching Fog, available on Minted.com.
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Oh Happy Day's Jordan Ferney's bathroom is filled with gorgeous pink tile that steals the show. Image from Oh Happy Day/Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
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This 1959 Andy Warhol print from his early commercial art days illustrates the magical relationship between red and pink.
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This cheeky sign in bright pink neon at the Sweet Monkey Bakery in Studio City, CA is available as a print at Society 6.
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I love the mix of red, pink and far-eastern textiles in this living room. Via My Domaine, Photography by Joanna Henderson for Vogue Living Australia
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Karen Barlow is a freelance interior designer and still-life prop stylist in England, and her expertise shines through in this image from her home. The reds that dominate her hall really make us want to climb those stairs! See her full home tour here.
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If you haven't discovered @thepaulrudolph on Instagram yet, take this as your cue to follow him immediately. This provocative image of a pink church steeple is indicative of his work.
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The amazing pink accent wall is perfect for the colorful, eclectic pieces in the room. Via My Domaine, Photo by Henny van Belkom for Anthology
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And finally...a magnificent bar cart setup, punctuated with big red hearts and a floral wallpaper filled with red and pink blooms! Via Lonny magazine.

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Comments

  • Pink is very much my colour. I’m all monochrome apart from pink, it’s my weakness. I adore that pink tiled bathroom!

    – Natalie
    workovereasy.com

  • Pink and red have been a favorite combo ever since I saw Ariel with her bright red hair rocking a pick frock in the Little Mermaid!

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