I am back – there has been a bit of a time-lapse between my last post and this one – that is all because of a bit of sickness on my part. But it is all over now – or it is at the point where I can ignore it. So in the honour of my sickness I have decided to devote a post to the color of pink. Pink is one of those colours I struggle with. I do like a good pink accent piece, or a good pink piece of clothing – but for some reason I have issues liking it in my own home or on my own body. So what better way to conquer my ambivalent relationship with pink than through a good old “to do or not to do list”. . .
Let’s start with the yes-list or the to-do-list if you want:
I say yes to pink rose petals – I say yes to pink flowers in general. . . Or flowers in general – color is not an issue when it comes in the most natural of forms.
I am not a cold-hearted soul – so there is no way I can say no to the light pink Smeg. . .
I say yes to the wig – she looks good in it – I want it so I could look not as good as her in it.
I say yes to the pink picture – I just want it – it’s as simple as that.
I never thought I would come across a heavy pink gown I would say yes to – but there is no way I could say no to this!
Ok who doesn’t find this pretty attractive? I say yes to the pink shower interior!
Pink feathers – yes!
This is the perfect muted pink for me – in a perfect combination with grey and white.
Just enough – not too much – and just look at the space.
Just enough pink – I must say yes…
There is no way I could say no to this pink bike. Perfect since I am hunting for a bike for my city living.
Just another mix of pink in just the right way.
Ok – I don’t usually say “I want a bit of the wall pink – the rest white – and then between the pink and the white I want a yellow line. Oh and – please add the decorative banana pillow as well – it will be oh so swell”. . . But I must admit I am considering it after seeing this one.
Then – my M-don’t-you-do-that list:
Pink over-kill – no thank you!
This is not romantic, this is not charming, this is not sexy – this is nothing I would like my underwear to be!
Ok I see the picturesque quality of this image – but I wouldn’t live there.
This gown is everything that scares me when I think “pink, frilly gown”.
No to the pink bathroom with a pop of yellow and a pink meets white print.
I must have died and come to candy land – oh wait – it’s just a kitchen! No to it.
I am not a mermaid nor will I ever be one…
Over-kill pink? No to it!
I actually like this space. But then I have to ask my self; could I, should I, would I? And the answer is no – I will still admire it though.
No to the crazy silver and pink christmas tree with miniature reindeer under it.
Another pink kitchen gone rogue!
A bit to obvious maybe? Well – no to this one as well.
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Once again – I am just as ambivalent at the end of this as I was at the beginning. One thing is obvious though – I do not despise pink as much as I thought I did – it has all to do with tone, combination and amount. I am no fan of excess – only when it comes to shoes, bags and trench coats. I am a simple soul!