Color of the Month: Decorating with Rose

…wait. Isn’t pink is a spring color?

Pantone begs to differ. Cashmere Rose, a rich, muted, upscale, sophisticated pink, is one of the most popular colors of their 2015 Fall Fashion Color Report, and for good reason. Rose is a chic, elegant shade of pink that’s both beautiful and versatile.

Rose pairs perfectly with neutrals, darker,  moodier shades, and other pastels. It’s typically an accent color, though it’s soft enough to be used as a wall color in virtually every room.

This pink is not just for little girls by any stretch, though it’s obviously appropriate in girls’ rooms and nurseries:

Nursery by Merigo Design
Harlequin Pink Nursery, via
Despite its femininity, it’s far from little-girly – it’s perfect for grown-up girlies too (and the more daring men are going to want in on the action!):
Bedroom by Encore Construction
Bedroom by Lavender Hill Interiors
Bedroom via Clarkson Potter

It’s soothingly tranquil for a bathroom (and NOT reminiscent of the hideously 80s-style dusty rose tiles, thankyouverymuch):

Bathroom by Happy Interiors Group
Bathroom via Apartment Therapy &
Grohe Next Generation Icon Hand Shower

Though pink is not your typical kitchen color, it is technically a shade of red, so the warm-color kitchen rule applies – it’s an appetite stimulant, warm, and inviting. What more could you want from a kitchen color palette?

Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Kitchen by Anthony Baratta LLC
Kitchen by Caesarstone
Kitchen by Gabriele Pizzale Design Inc.
Kitchen via Holly Marder
Kitchen by Studio 133

(What an array of styles! This pink works with contemporary, modern, traditional, transitional, and even rustic schemes.)

Rose is a comforting and relaxing shade, so incorporating it into a living room is an excellent idea:

Living Area by Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Photo credit: DG Photography
Living Room by Sims Hilditch
Living Area by Allegro Limited
Even the light fixtures can get in on the fun:
Arteriors Caviar Adjustable Rose Gold/Rose Glass Bouquet

See the entire collection here.

Does that change your outlook on pink? What’s your favorite unexpected fall color?