Guest Picks: Pretty in Pink Fabrics
Far from juvenile, these fabric choices show the many sophisticated sides of the sweet hue
As spring arrived this year, my thoughts immediately turned to pink. It's one of my favorite colors and I love to use it in small doses throughout my home. I have always loved pink fabrics; it's a color that mixes so well with other hues, and fabrics that feature it always catch my eye. Floral, geometric, ethnic or toile, pink fabric has a way of bringing a decidedly pretty and feminine aesthetic to your home. — Daniela from Aesthetic Oiseau
This has to be one of my recent favorites — I absolutely can't get enough of a pink and tangerine combination. I love the various shades of pink thrown in with spots of orange on an ikat-looking fabric.
This fabric has it all. I love the various shades of pink paired with leaf green, chartreuse and taupe. It has the look of a high-end designer fabric, but it's inexpensive! It would be beautiful as curtains in a bedroom.
I have admired this Braemore fabric for quite some time — there is something about the hand-drawn quality to the floral pattern that is refreshing. I adore the red tones paired against the pink.
A beautiful Jacobean floral, this fabric has so many colors to work with that complement pink perfectly. Cornflower blue, marigold, olive, lavender, brown — the list goes on! It is a versatile fabric with just a touch of pink.
I love fabrics that have a watercolor effect to them, such as this pretty example. It would be beautiful used to upholster a breakfast nook settee in a white kitchen.
Amy Butler always designs fun, modern florals and this fabric is no exception. I would love to see it as a shower curtain used in a light pink–painted bathroom.
This joyous suzani is so exuberant, it reminds me of pinwheels spinning in the air. Magenta and light pink look beautiful with chartreuse and just small hints of purple. This fabric would make quite a statement on an upholstered headboard in a young girl's bedroom.
This fabric is called Crazy Ol Bird, which I think is an apt name for it! Its loony birds are so whimsical, yet the color scheme keeps the fabric elevated. This fabric can be fun for a child or more sophisticated for an adult, with its slightly ethnic appeal.
Salmon is such a gorgeous shade of pink, and I love how it is paired with sand, taupe and green on this vintage floral fabric. I would paint a guest bedroom the sand color from the fabric and then use the fabric as curtains with green bedding — pretty!
Magenta pink looks fantastic against this deep brown background. A pair of club chairs upholstered in this fabric would be showstoppers!
This fabric reminds me of Spanish tile and I like its Old World charm done in modern colors. Pink and green will always be a classic combination!
Buffalo check and gingham are coming back in style — not that they were ever out of style, but I'm seeing more checks used outside of a country or traditional setting. This pink version is gorgeous! It would make a lovely upholstered sofa in a fun, family-friendly den.
I will never tire of toile, and this light pink toile is so sweet and feminine. A crib skirt made from this fabric on a white crib would be absolute perfection in a nursery.
This is a new-to-me fabric and I love it! It seems like something designer Katie Ridder would use and her rooms are always a mix of interesting pattern and color. I love this for a hip, slightly boho bedroom.
Crisp and tailored, pink and white stripes are preppy and fabulous!
This modern floral silhouette is the perfect way to use pink in a refreshing way. The colorway is feminine, but the contrast of the floral keeps the fabric from feeling old-fashioned.
Pink geometric fabrics are versatile, especially in a smaller-scale fabric. I can't imagine a room that would not look great with this fabric used on a small accent pillow.
Damask is a traditional motif, and it is especially lovely in a white and bright pink pattern. This would be perfect for a bench in a feminine dressing room.
I have used this pretty geometric fabric in another color. Though this is not an outdoor fabric, I like the idea of it in the sunshine — so perhaps as pillows on wicker chairs in a sunroom?
Ideabook updated on Sept. 17, 2012.
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