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The Many Shades Of Pink

For many expecting parents, selecting the right colors is the hardest part of decorating the nursery. There are so many fabulous choices on the market now that narrowing it down may feel a bit overwhelming. One trend you can be sure will never go out of style is the love of pink for little girls. The pink palette has expanded over the years, and now we are seeing tons of different shades and tones that are all perfectly pink with their own unique flare.

Of course, there is the traditional baby pink. This sweet look will always be a classic. As hard as I tried not to, I couldn’t resist using this look in my own daughter’s nursery.

Next we have what I like to call watermelon pink. Bright and bold, this pink hue works very well with a lime or yellow accent. I adore it here in New Arrivals’ Pink Taffy Set.


Raspberry pink, like the nursery seen here by Liz Carroll, is my favorite pink of the season. This bright color gives an extra punch to any room and is perfectly balanced with a softer color like grey, pale pink or robin’s egg blue.

A peachy pink, matched with a pale beige, gives a very elegant and soft look. This is my sister’s nursery done in Nava’s Whisper Pink.

Picking the right pink paint color can be tricky — not too bubble gum, not too white. I am loving Farrow and Ball’s Middleton Pink or Benjamin Moore’s Wild Aster Pink seen in this blog post by Making It Lovely.

Did you use a great shade of pink in your child’s room? Please share!


Saturday 23rd of July 2011

Thanks Liz! We just love your work. Beautiful room.

Liz Carroll

Thursday 21st of July 2011

Thank you so much for featuring my daughter's nursery! I was so excited to see it as part of your post. This was such a different project after having a boy for my first child and I loved taking a huge risk with the hot pink paint!! What a fun post with beautiful and cute pink them all!

Liz Carroll

Kimberly Russell

Thursday 21st of July 2011

I just painted my 3yr old's new room with Valspar's Pink Potion.


Wednesday 20th of July 2011

The Berry and Gray combination is simply gorgeous!

Janey Isaac

Monday 18th of July 2011

Thanks for this shades of pink crash course. My favorite is a shade nearing the old rose kind of pink. I wonder what that shade is called.