Tickled Pink

I knew you guys wouldn’t disappoint when I asked for your input on what color to paint our Dining Room, and I loved all your responses! But what I didn’t expect, was how many of you would choose Option B…red walls and pink ceiling! Either we share an addiction to color, or you know I’m not afraid to make a bold choice. Second place was Option A…pale pink walls and red ceiling. And to be fully transparent…just as many chose Option E…and thought I’d totally lost my marbles. But that’s another post entirely.

I, too, love how the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer illustrated the room with red walls. Like, really love it. And you know I’m not shy about color (you remember this room, don’t you?). If the Dining Room were fully contained, I’d likely go for it. But with such an open floor plan, the room is basically an extension of the Living Room and Entrance Hall, and I fear the red would overpower everything and become the sole focal point. So I went back through my Pinterest board of ideas for our Dining Room…and there was a single repeating factor.

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Room after room that made my heart flutter had pale pink walls. Pinterest boards don’t lie, people! If you’re pinning something over and over, there’s a reason. I also read somewhere that the glow of a pink room is most flattering for people. Who doesn’t want to look good in their own home?!

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So I decided to listen to Pinterest my heart. But I also can’t deny the power this photo has over me.

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I’d better decide quick, the painter will be here Friday! Follow me on InstaGram (@cassiesugarplum) or Facebook for sneak peeks. Why do I suddenly feel nauseous?! It’s just paint!

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17 Comments

  1. You're right! It's just paint! Can't wait to see it!

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    The pink is pretty and you love it! So go for it!

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  3. Pinterest knows you better than you know yourself 😉 Love the pale pink. Its a more livable colour long term too.

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  4. So exciting! I can't wait to see what you decide. All the rooms above are just divine in pale pink!

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  5. Vel Criste wrote:

    I missed that one, but I love the pink walls and red ceiling! good luck!

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  6. Jendrix wrote:

    beautiful and comfortable, I also want a pink room like this, good luck!

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  7. Good luck with the painting. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Very exciting!!!

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  8. Oooo can't wait to see what the final product looks like!

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  9. Kathleen wrote:

    I've been thinking of taking my living room from an aqua/turquoisey color to a pale pink. My furniture is a lovely marine blue and my drapes a vintage blue/green floral pattern. My problem is that I can't find the right pink! Not baby girl, not orchid, not coral, not teenage girl angst pink, not flesh. I've tried a couple samples and it's just not right yet. I'm eagerly awaiting your color choice and to see how it looks!

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  10. Oh the suspense!! haha I know whatever you pick will be beautiful! But yes, it is just paint, right? I have to remind myself that all the time. It's so exciting though to have a change!

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  11. Okay. So I had no idea I even liked pink. But it seems as if I do after all of those beautiful images….

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  12. Bring on the pink!!! Love it.

    I also take a million years to pick a paint colour, I hear ya.

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  13. Anonymous wrote:

    When at a funeral, did you ever notice that the light fixtures that are directly over the casket put out pink light?

    Posted 5.15.13 Reply
  14. Can't wait to see what you choose!! 🙂

    Posted 5.16.13 Reply
  15. What a great idea! I think it will turn out beautiful! Can't wait to see pictures!!

    http://www.foundafeather.com

    Posted 5.17.13 Reply
  16. I am definitely claiming a pink room someday. Especially if this family remains all boys!!

    Posted 5.17.13 Reply
  17. It's just paint and it will be gorgeous!

    Posted 5.18.13 Reply

Tickled Pink

Sah-weet, it’s Monday {dripping with sarcasm}! I was sorry to see this glorious weekend end, but I’m excited to show you the newest project in Babygirl’s Room! I actually started a post last night, but my gluttony from the weekend caught up with me, and my sodium-swollen-sausage-fingers prevented me from getting it done. That, and I was catching up on The Bachelor. What?!!? Overnight dates in the fantasy suites, people!

But I am guest posting today on my friend Cassie’s blog, Primitive & Proper. I’m kicking off her new series (no pressure!), “A Colorful World.” She’s got a great line-up of bloggers talking about their favorite colors, and of course I snatched up my fave:

Pink is everywhere these days!!!



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But of course I don’t mean all that pink! I’m talking about delicious, perfect pink in home design! Come check out my Colorful World post and get your week started out on a sweet note.
kim zimmerman interiors

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16 Comments

  1. Off to have a look- my favourite topic!! xo

    Posted 3.7.11 Reply
  2. I am actually loving pink too!

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  3. yay pink! Off to check it out 🙂

    Posted 3.7.11 Reply
  4. Will check it out!! I included the fab Ikea makeover you had on your blog last week with a link to you today in my Think Outside The Box series.

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  5. Emily wrote:

    Oh, I am with you…I love pink!!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

    Posted 3.7.11 Reply
  6. Simply LKJ wrote:

    I am loving pink more and more these days! Off to check it out.

    Posted 3.7.11 Reply
  7. Hi Cassie,
    I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Love it and pink!
    Off to check out more..
    Danika

    http://www.gorgeousshinythings.blogspot.com

    Posted 3.7.11 Reply
  8. Pink just makes me happy! Going to check it out!

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  9. thank you sooo much for sharing such a pretty and inspiring pink post! you know i love your daughter's room – it is just beautiful!

    Posted 3.8.11 Reply
  10. Giiirl! You know I love the Bach…can't wait for the women to tell all tonight! 🙂

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  11. Pink is definitely one of my favs, can't wait to hop over and have a peek!!
    Hugs to you!
    Nancy xo

    Posted 3.8.11 Reply
  12. I haven't watched the bachelor in years! Is it good? Are you watching Bethenny? Heading over to P&P!

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  13. I'm on my way 🙂
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  14. emily wrote:

    Love me some pink! Hope you had a good Monday!

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  15. Allison wrote:

    I loved your pink post today at Primitive & Proper. Pink is a fabulous color!

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  16. Susan wrote:

    Pink–always been a favourite of mine and so glad it is "in". If I could have one room pink–I'd be well–tickled pink

    Posted 3.9.11 Reply