In a recent browse around the high street home stores the other day, I discovered that Millennial, Tumblr, Scandi and Blush pink are still popular.
While I know that that pink can be pretty and soothing in a bedroom setting, I'm not such a big fan of it in living areas.
I like to use faded tones of it on the walls of Hamptons-styled homes, or in smaller, modern apartments - particularly in cooler climates when it is offset by neutrals like grey or black for balance - but in the dining room?
I suppose it's another trend we can blame on the mid-century modern style that shows like "Mad Men" brought to our attention, or the Scandinavians, who also have a preponderance for (the currently popular) deer head wallhangings.
But less is more has always been the design rule I've stuck to in my use of colour, and an over-employment of pink has a tendency to conjure up Granny's bedroom, her nylon dressing gown and matching cardie. Pink can be a memorable design statement for all the wrong reasons, so use it wisely!
Fortunately, some designers do get it right - this beautiful cushion and bedlinen from Nordstrom, for example.