Think Pink!

This is an old image from my files, it references "Mrs. Quinn."

I'm not that much of a girly girl. I don't really like to shop. Not really into maintenance, except for my hair. The annual cost of it's upkeep would feed a small third-world nation, I'm ashamed to say. I'm not even one of those shoe people.

This one's been around a while as well; Nina Campbell

So, it's no surprise, pink is just not my thing. There is none of it in my house. I rarely wear it. Did I mention I have three boys?

Southern Accents on Color, Frances MacDougall

But like lots of things, when I see it somewhere else, I think it's wonderful.

Joe Nye, House Beautiful, Oct. 07

Fresh and rosy and, yes, girlie.

Diamond-Baratta, House and Garden, April 2000

The pastels are soothing and chic, but when it comes on strong, pow!

Miles Redd from Rooms to Inspire, Annie Kelly

Nothing wakes up a room like a big, bold shot of pink.

Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer, Adam Lewis

It's almost always a bit of a surprise, like you were expecting red and pink showed up instead.

David Hicks from Influential Interiors, Suzanne Trocme

And while I may not wear it, pink encompasses all the things that women are. Soft and strong. Bold and bright. Classic and surprising.

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