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20 Reasons Pink Is The Greatest Color

by Grace Bonney

Okay, I realize pink isn’t the greatest color to all of us, but for me, pink will always be my main squeeze. Growing up, I was never really into pink. I was more of a purple kinda gal, and I couldn’t get enough wisteria-themed decor into my teenage bedroom. But something happened when I crossed over into my 30s and I became a full-fledged pink fan. So when I thought of last month’s hashtag challenge, I leaned into my pink obsession big time with .

What I love so much about this feed is the incredible range and depth of color. While the expected bubblegum-pink was of course present, there were stunning photos that showed the delicacy and sophistication pink can have. From pink crystal stemware and barely-blush shades of quartz to hot pink street art and neon pink nails, this feed is nothing short of a nonstop smile fest for me. It’s impossible for me to scroll through all of these amazing entries and not feel like the day is starting off on a great note. So whether you need a pick-me-up, a dose of inspiration or just a little pink indulgence, I hope you’ll enjoy this feed as much as I did. I’m continuing to add to and showcase photos from this feed on , so it’s never to late to join in. xo, grace

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How amazing is this giant pink cut-out installation that @ shared? I'm completely and madly in love with it.
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I will never say no to a peony. Ever. @ shared these doozies.
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@ can always be counted on to share something quartz-ish that makes me swoon.
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@ shared this amazing photo of an installation by Diana Thater at LACMA in #DSPink.
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I love @'s rugs so much, and this one she shared in #DSPink was my all-time fav.
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Pink floors? Sign me up. Great photo from @.
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@ has one of the most beautiful feeds on the Internet, and this composition is no exception. I love those blush pinks against the teal linens.
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This makes me want to paint all of our doors pink. I love the way pink softens and warms an industrial space like this. Photo by @
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This outdoor arena that @ shared reminds me of a giant watermelon.
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Who wouldn't want to spend their summer sitting under a sea of these pink umbrellas? Photo by @
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@'s artworks are some of my favorites on Instagram. I love the bright spots of hot pink mixed into these green vines.
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Again, peonies always win. Photo by @
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I have a hot pink sofa at home, so I will always think pink is one of the most underused colors in upholstery. It's surprisingly neutral and works in so many different styles. Photo by @
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Stately pink doors for a beautiful home, shared by @
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Pink typewriters for the win! Throw in a cute pink rug and all I want to do is lie on the floor and write all day. Photo by @
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This cascade of ranunculi is nothing short of heaven. Photo by @
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Pink door, meet pink wall. The perfect neighbors. Photo by @
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How cute are these squiggle line pink pencils? Photo and pencils from @
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The picture that inspired the entire feed (for me, at least): photo by @
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Layers and layers of ruffly petals, shared by @

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Comments

  • I agree– I wasn’t always a pink kind of person- but it’s always grown on me. And I love love love this new blush trend that’s circulating fashion and design this season. I may even convince my husband on it for some household accents! ;-)

  • My favourite colour as a grown-up! I use hits of it everyday in what I’m wearing, my home has many shades of joy-filled pink, and I delight in using it in my art.

  • I LOVE pink but am definitely on the yellow as opposed to blue side of this delicious colour – it is a very flattering colour for decor – the pink umbrellas are my fave. Please do a colour hashtag challenge more often :)

  • Mary Kay Ash. The Queen of Pink in some people’s minds. Her office in Dallas is actually quite stunning in pink. I, myself, was smothered in pink growing up ~ my bedroom was entirely pink, from the walls to the furniture, and every Easter I was adorned in pink, head to toe. Once I grew up and left home I ran from anything with the slightest hint of pink for some time. It’s only recently that I’ve started to embrace the color again. And I have to admit, my current love of the color could cross over into obsession if I let it… Well, all I can say is it’s a good thing my daughter is grown and choosing her own colors.

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