Decorating

PINK ROOMS

Words by Cabana Editors
Images from Cabana Magazine and Rizzoli
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Christophe Gollut's drawing room in Gran Canaria; Mark Luscombe-Whyte, Cabana N16.

Immerse yourself in our edit of perfectly pink rooms, from deep hues in the home of Dries Van Noten to punchy, playful patterns by David Hicks and restful, dusty shades in Tangier and Gran Canaria. Whether you're decorating, or just looking to escape into atmospheric interiors, you're sure to find inspiration below.
 
With its nuanced cultural history and tendency to divide opinion, few colors have been debated, or have had as much to say, as pink. Yet when it comes to interior decorating, pink need not shout; it can be calming, quiet and sophisticated, adding a warm, gentle backdrop to dark woods, antiques and cooler tones, or a touch of drama or playfulness to otherwise sober, grown-up schemes. And of course, pink can hold its own, as the stand-out star of a scheme, masterfully demonstrated David Hicks and Renzo Mongiardino, below.
 
Scroll down for Cabana's curation of perfect pinks, seen in atmospheric rooms by some of our favorite designers, and in the pages of our favorite books - and, of course, from the pages of Cabana Magazine.

 

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A timeless, elegant bedroom at Villa La Vagnola, designed by Renzo Mongiardino; Mongiardino, A Painterly Vision.

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Deep pink hues in the home of Dries Van Noten; Koen de Waal, Cabana N10.

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Antiques and art with a backdrop of soft, peachy pinks; Guido Taroni, Cabana N10.

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Potently pink rooms that pack a real design punch, designed by David Hicks; © David Hicks in Colour.

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A warm, dusky pink in the Dutch home of Mark Broch and Geert Post; Mark Luscombe-Whyte, Cabana N16.

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Pastel pinks soften dark woods, bold patterns and heavier antiques in Merida, Mexico (left; Matthieu Salvaing, Cabana N10) and Umberto Pasti's home in Tangier (right; © The House of a Lifetime, Rizzoli USA).

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A touch of drama in this bathroom at Wardington Manor; Miguel Flores-Vianna, Cabana N5.

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Lee Radziwill's dining room in New York embraces the dramatic impact of pink and pattern; Brett Wood, Cabana N12.

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A gentle, sophisticated scheme by note-perfect Milan-based Studio Peregalli; Francois Halard, Cabana N16.

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Rich, candy-toned pinks add a playful, year-round summer feel in Christophe Gollut's atmospheric retreat in Gran Canaria, Spain; Mark Luscombe-Whyte, Cabana N16.

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Soft pinks and greens in the bedroom of Lee Radziwill's former home in New York; Brett Wood, Cabana N12.

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Sharp schemes featuring bold notes of pink, all in the mind of David Hicks; © David Hicks in Colour.

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