Add Meaning to Your Décor: Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast cancer awareness monthSince we are an interior design community made up primarily of women, it is only natural that we focus on the color of October. A month of promoting Breast Cancer Awareness. Yes, we are Thinking Pink.

You can visit National Breast Cancer for more information about the annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

Adding pink or a variation of pink to your décor will not only brighten the space, it will add meaning as it reminds you of this important life-saving cause. Just for this month, try a new pink pillow — you may like it!

Two bedrooms with touches of pink for breast cancer awareness month.

The bedroom is an obvious space in which to add a ribbon of pink. It could be as simple as adding a bedding runner or decorative pillows (above).


See how pink elevated this attic bedroom.

The accessory on the dresser above left says it all: Be Bold. A little girl’s room can be an obvious place to be in the pink. This client’s daughter wanted pink and blue to represent her colorful style. The custom paint treatment of hot pink on the wall with bold blue geometric lines helps break up the narrow space. The white bedding serves as a good foundation for the pink bolster and patterned pink and blue pillows. The designer even incorporated a hot pink custom cushion on the bookcase seating.


Pastel pink velvet chairs soften the brighter pink rug in this coastal dining room.

Dining spaces are another area to make a pink statement but it doesn’t have to be too bold. The transitional dining room overlooking water (above) uses a soft pink velvet fabric juxtaposed with a brighter pink rug in a traditional pattern. The simplicity of this space allows one to enjoy the view outside.


Deep shades of coral in this beautiful living room contrast with the navy sofa and rug.

The designer calls the wall color coral and the dark blue custom sofa and circular rug contrast well while the rest of the color palette draws your eye around the room. It shows how you can use a dominant color without it shouting down the rest of the space or overwhelming other furnishings and accessories. It all makes for a beautiful and distinctive gathering space.


Beautiful pink living rooms that can change color at your whim so add pink this month for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Yes, pink also can work in a more formal space. In the above left, a simple throw cover and a single pillow can say “Hello, look at me.” We say it with flowers, too. In the room above right, the pops of pink provide a terrific accent to the prominent black and white design. The pink ottomans with a Greek key design created by gold nail heads are stunning. The oversized dark sectional is the perfect backdrop for pink pillows.


Equipe tile glows pink in this powder room.
Pink tile (left) by Equipe Ceramics.

How about a pink bathroom backsplash? Or brightening up a home office with pink in the walls, wallpaper and art in multiple shades?


Just a touch of pink in the artwork and flowers of this black and white kitchen.

Lastly, you don’t have to pink everywhere. Just a small touch of pink in the artwork and flowers (above) add just enough for this home owner.

If you’d like to add some meaningful pink to your décor, contact us or call direct 703-330-4451.



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