I did a recce around the high street home stores the other day, and was dismayed to discover that Millennial, Tumblr, Scandi and Blush pink tones continue to be popular. I have to admit, that while I know that the colour can be pretty and soothing in the bedroom, I'm not a huge fan of it as a statement colour in living areas.
I like the use of its faded tones on the walls of Hamptons-styled homes, or in smaller, modern apartments - particularly in cooler climates when offset by cooler colours such as grey, blue or black for balance - and I like it as an accent colour in cushions or in artworks. But in the dining room?
I suppose it's another trend we can blame on the mid-century modern style that Mad Men brought to our attention. Or the Scandinavians - just like their preponderance for deer head wallhangings.
But less is more, has always been a design rule I've stuck with in my use of colour, and an over-employment of pink conjures up my grandma's bedroom, nylon dressing gown, matching bedcover and cardie, I'm afraid. That can be a memorable design statement for all the wrong reasons, so it needs to be used wisely.