Wednesday, June 22, 2011


"They" say that pink is uplifting, relaxing and makes your skin look beautiful,

which is supposedly why Monsieur César Ritz chose the peachy pink towels, instead of white, for the bathrooms at the Hotel Ritz in Paris.

and why the tearoom at the Ritz Hotel in London is famously pink.

Dom Perignon rosé is one of the most expensive champagnes in the world.  Reportedly, Champagne vintners prefer to keep production low to enhance the demand.

Last year, Sotheby's made auction history by selling a 24.78-carat pink diamond for a record $46.1 million dollars.  It was a world record price for any jewel at auction.

Expert entertainers often recommend changing light bulbs to face-flattering pink for a party.

Martha Stewart used pink for the walls of her guest house.  Color theorists say pink is calming.  A calm guest is a good guest...

Men and women alike are inexplicably drawn to pink, so it is an artist's secret weapon.

Add a little pink to a painting and people will pause.....hmmm...

The trick with pink is to keep it from getting sweet.

Adding a little taupe,

lots of white,

or some grey or black, can change the whole character from darling to daring.

Designers have always derived inspiration from the striking pinks in nature

Great Reading:


Photos:  2. Ritz Hotel, 3. Paris Ritz Hotel, London, 4. Dom Perignon via Forbes 5.John Singer Sargent painting of Mrs.George Swinton 6. Mitchell Castellani 7. Martha Stewart 8. Suzanne Kasler via her book Suzanne Kasler Decorates 9. Suzanne Kasler via Sara Kate Studios 10. Keith Scott Morton via Country Living 10e. Melissa Rufty 11.  Suzanne Kasler via her book Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors 12.Paige Schnell and Doug Davis via House Beautiful 13. Suzanne Kasler via Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors 16. Via The Style Saloniste: Balenciaga's sketch of Infanta Dress from Vogue Magazine Archives, © Conde Nast.18. Lilly Pulitzer 19.William Manning 20.Kevin Wilkinson


  1. I feel better already! Wonderful images and a great post. I suppose I should say "I feel in the pink!"

  2. love this post! I agree, the trick is to keep it from being too sweet. personally I don't and never have used it (did try the bulbs once, but hated how they made the room look- people might have looked great, but the upholstery and lampshades looked awful;), but I greatly enjoy looking at rooms with a bit of pink in them.

  3. Thanks! Jennings says he gets more compliments when he wears a pink shirt than any other color.

  4. You are so right about pink easily becoming to sweet. I like soft pinks, esp in a bedroom. When I was much much younger I painted every room in a very large house a soft pink beige color, huge mistake. It was just to much pink. Wonderful photos.


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