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I did it, guys! I added some pink in my life. When BEHR® reached out to partner again about a color project, I couldn’t be more thrilled. You know I love color challenges, but for me, color needs to add a statement, to make an impact. Last year, I went for a bold and deep green for my bedroom, and this year, BEHR gave me the challenge of choosing one of their 2018 Trend colors, one of which was Positively Pink T18-01, a soft, nostalgic pink, with apricot hues. Now, that’s a challenge!
We recently moved into a beautiful Victorian top floor apartment in the Lower Haight/ Hayes neighborhood in San Francisco. The apartment has a lot of natural light, but the only area of the house missing a bit of it is our entryway. It’s been sadly uncared for since we moved, sort of a traffic flow obligated passage from the stairs leading to the street to the heart of our home. I thought this was the perfect spot to add a pop of color – as the rest of the house is all white, or wallpapered. I felt that the foyer could benefit from a “boudoir” effect. Enter Positively Pink, a beautiful, soft, nostalgic shade of pink, and a big color trend for 2018.
Without going too political on this blog, which I know many of you don’t appreciate, I wanted to surround myself with a bit of pink and happiness at home. There are so many ugly things happening right now in the world, I think we all need a little happiness in our everyday, and pink is, after all, the color of love and hope. I hope my guests feel this positivity every time they enter our home, that they understand that we are a multi-cultural family and that our home is a happy and positive nest. And what color other than Positively Pink could illustrate that? Ok, I’m probably boring you to pieces with my long talk. Images speak volumes, right?
I absolutely, utterly LOVE our foyer now. Every time I pass by this corner to use the stairs or head toward the bathroom and laundry area, I have a smile on my face. It’s amazing what emotions color can convey, don’t you think? I like the softness of this pink, how it complements the period features of our apartment, and the striking effect of Positively Pink paired with ethnic elements like the Moroccan Boujad berber rug, found on Etsy, or my beloved Parentesi Flos lamp recently installed. And as a cherry on the cake, Inès, my talented artistic daughter, painted this vintage-style portrait for me that adds just the right amount of panache to the ensemble.
Within a few hours, my entryway was transformed from plain to stylish. The texture of the paint was creamier than regular paint, so there was no paint splatters while using the roller – even though I had added to my Home Depot paint tools shopping list a canvas drop cloth and protected my black wooden floors, just to be extra safe. I also noticed that there was no horrible smell during the paint process or the drying time, which is a definite plus for me as I don’t want to expose my loved ones to toxic paint fumes. In less than a day, our entryway was transformed radically. Ah, I tell you, the power of color!
What do you think? Are you planning to paint a room in your home? Which BEHR® Trend Color speaks to your heart?
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