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shocking pink

Pink is the softer side of red and can range from deep, vivid shades to almost white. Like red, pink can be hot or cool in temperature. Hot pinks are vibrant and sexy, especially when teamed up with orange and red. It seems that when it comes to decorating pink is one color that we either love or hate. Shocking pinks are a favorite with teenagers and this color's popularity came to the fore when pop art became fashionable in the 1960's. The youthfulness and energy of shocking pinks make them suitable for areas of a home you want to make a bold statement. In a modern kitchen or living area, bright pink can look good in furniture and finishes. Shocking pink or sugary pink is ideal for a teenaged girl.

This week, we feature a lively young girl's room. This is a large bedroom, at the centre of which, we placed a low bed with two bedside tables. Even with a closet, a reading table, bookshelves and a two-seater sofa, the room still looks spacious. The bed forms the focal point of the room.

A curved false ceiling of garjon wood and white commercial board, with shegun beat, was fitted in, surrounding the room. The most attractive part of this set up is color. We used light and deep pink shades all over the room, including the false ceiling.

Another dressed up part of this room is wall paneling. We made a horizontal paneling on the wall with commercial particle board in our colour scheme. Deep rose-pink or pale pink both have a warm tone that creates a gentler mood. It is an ideal colour for a bedroom. The softer shades have a calming effect, relaxing the muscles and easing tension, while the brighter shades are vibrant and filled with energy.

Lighting is always an important décor consideration. For this room, we used a combination of spotlights and diffused lighting in the false ceiling, and a hanging light on a corner wall. The shade for this light is made from wiring net, and creates a flickering effect that bathes the room in sugary pink light.

In contrast to the lighter tones of the walls and furnishings, we used shocking pink for the soft furnishing, like drapes, lines and curtains. To lend that exotic, Oriental feel, we selected Mugha silk drapes for this room. You could also team the bright pinks with other colours like blue, beige or green. The use of pink could be something subtle, such as getting one pink chair, or placing pink cushions on a chocolate leather sofa.

Shocking pink in interior design, isn't a modern invention. For centuries, shades of this color have been popular in the decorating schemes of many cultures around the world. For example, in India bright pink is very popular in Rajasthan. In China, Japan rich pink is often set against black or deep blue. So, if you adore pink, let it loose in your room, or if pink isn't your favorite color you may find that it has more appeal when used an accent.

By Nazneen Haque Mimi
Interior Consultant
E-mail: journeym@citechco.net
Photo Credit: Hasan Saifuddin Chandan
Special thanks to Ms. Shusmita Mizan



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