Paint Colors: Perfect Pink Room Design

Not just for little girls' rooms, pink is a great way to add drama and sophistication to any room of your home. These color-savvy designers show you how.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionIf even a bright pink is too tame for you, you can always ramp it up with pattern, as Tricia Guild has done in this home in London.

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"We chose pink because it was the least obvious choice," says Guild, creative director and founder of Designers Guild (, and author of Pattern. "I also think it is a dynamic, warm color that immediately gives a space a sense of strength and verve. Too often, modern interiors don't use any textiles and the result is a cold, hard-edged interior. Here we wanted to create an extremely contemporary space, but make an interesting use of classic themes like flocked wallpaper, cut velvet and silk."

To create the look she was after, Guild used fabrics of her own design — "Mantua" in Cassis on the sofa; "Durbar Hall" in Schiapperelli on the walls; and at the windows, "Durbar Hall" flocked silk and "Murano" striped silk. "This juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary is both stylish and sophisticated," Guild says. "Having lots of white and neutral detailing allows the color to sing through and adds a freshness and vitality to a modern space, and using textured wallpaper as opposed to a solid color adds pattern and more of a decorative feel to a plain room."