Ballet Pink Hues Are En Pointe

Black Swan may have put ballet back in the spotlight, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. I’m declaring 2013 the year of ballet. People are watching ballet sitcoms and doing ballet-inspired workouts. The New York City Ballet recently launched a street art series, Vivienne Westwood is rebranding the English National Ballet and fashion designers showed ballet-inspired collections for spring — everyone is stepping up to the barre.

Christian Siriano Spring 2013

Interiors are no exception to the trend. Soft, sun-washed shades of pink offer a look that’s feminine but grown up. Just a whisper on walls or curtains will cater to your inner ballerina, while still looking sophisticated.

I dare you not to sashay your way from room to room.

I love the barely-there blush tones in this room.

Pair pink with cream and white for a dreamy, airy interior.

Isn’t this plush bedroom heavenly?

Modern furniture with tan and taupe accents keeps pink curtains looking contemporary.

Add a hit of pink to any neutral room with this Moroccan pouf.

This vintage Louis XVI Gilt Armchair is fit for a princess — or a prima ballerina.

Subtle silver sequins add a glam touch to this velvet throw pillow.

Try Pink Ground, pictured above, or Middleton Pink for a perfect ballet pink shade.

See more ideas for decorating with pink in Reiko Caron’s blog post, or get ideas for introducing an array of pastel and sorbet shades into your home from H&H editors Seema Persaud and Wendy Jacob.

Photo credits:
1. Elle
2. House & Home June 2010 issue, photography by Pieter Estersohn
3. Flickr
4. Crystal Gentilello
5. House & Home April 2011, photography by Virginia Mcdonald
6. Serena & Lily
7. The Cross Decor & Design
8. Chapters Indigo
9. Farrow & Ball

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