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pink is the new kinda lingo

there’s something so very pleasing about the harmoniously pairing of pink and blue, don’t you think? when pantone first announced that their colour for 2016 was not in fact just one colour, but two, it made perfect sense that they’d chosen complimentary shades of these two beautiful hues – rose quartz and serenity blue.

so, when out there interiors got in touch, asking me to curate a selection of my favourite pieces from their lovely online store, i knew i wanted to add a fresh jolt of blush pink into my home, and this perfectly on-trend rose side table caught my eye immediately!

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i didn’t want to go overboard on combining the two pantone shades, so rather than going for a corresponding large item in serenity blue, i opted to add complimentary shades of the nautical hue in small doses, in the pattern of my beautiful new small stars cushion from another country and my new coffee table essential – dream decor by my good friend will taylor-willis. the ombre blue stripes on the spine are simply divine, don’t you agree?

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because my flat sadly doesn’t get much sunlight into the evening hours, i also added a simple white glass table lamp to the set-up, so i could make the most of this pretty little corner even when the light starts to fade. i love how the contemporary shape of the lamp is tempered by the warmth of the brass, but it was the braided monochrome cord that really had me sold!

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there were plenty of other wonderful things from out there interiors that i could have added to the space, and i’d love to take it in much more of a tropical direction as we move into the summer months, inspired by the pretty miami pink of that table…

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i’m currently crushing on: 1. kubu chair 2. sky planter 3. pink parrot cushion 4. floor cushions 5. aztec bath mat 6. brass plated trolley

the rug in particular (i say rug, it’s actually an oversized bathmat apparently!) would be a particularly great addition to add some texture underfoot, and upgrading my bedroom chair for a stylish rattan number would definitely help bring this little corner of my home into summer in style!

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so guys, what do you think of pantone’s colours for 2016 – could you make a pink and blue colour scheme work in your home?

 this post is in collaboration with out there interiors. all opinions and photography are my own. 

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  1. Some lovely products you’ve chosen there Kate and that little corner of your home looks very cosy. Love that you’ve not gone over the top with the pink and blue. That is one sexy bath mat.

    1. Thanks so much Stacey!

  2. Oh I’m so with you on the pink and blue combo! I am loving those floor cushions, will have to have a proper look at those.

    1. Floor cushions are kinda my new obsession just now – soooo good!

  3. Love that brass cart. Perfect as a bar cart or colourful desert trolley.

    1. A dessert trolley?! Oooh, I hadn’t even thought of that G – awesome idea :)

  4. what a pretty corner. love it and the bath mat idea on the chair.

    1. Thanks Karen!

  5. Love everything in this corner and you know I love both colours :) A x

    1. Mwah, thanks sweetie! xx

  6. I wasn’t sure about the pink and blue combo at first, but the more I see it used, the more it grows on me. I love your styling and you’ve got a good balance of colours.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel!

  7. I just did it! Pink and blue. Just bought a pink tray and two coffee cups blue. Light pink and solid blue. Love that pink table.

    1. Fantastic Julia – perfect way to introduce the colour scheme in a small yet effective way! x

  8. Awww I love how you styled the space. I yelped with excitement at seeing my little book in there, thanks for including it! xxx

    1. Thanks sweetie! Was so excited to receive the book – its simply stunning (of course) xx

  9. Nice Blog post.