Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Everything is in... (light shades of) pink!

The Gentlewoman issue #1. Cup and saucer from Gustavsberg with graphic pattern designed by Bibi Breger. Little pink cup and saucer (vintage) from Miloii. Glasses from Henrik Vibskov. Lipstick from Paul & Joe. The picture of the badger in a pretty pink dress is an illustration made by my friend Tove Larris. Visit her beautiful blog here: Tovelisa

I’ve always liked pink when it comes to aesthetics and interior design. I have pink towels and plates and cups with pink patterns in my apartment. And when it comes to flowers I especially buy the pink ones.

Soft/light pink has always been my favorite colour since I was a child, and when I was about 7 years old my dad asked me what colour we should paint our house in and then I said “light pink”. We looked on a colour map and picked out a soft pink colour together and a few months later my dad had painted our whole house in pink. I almost couldn’t believe it and I remember being very proud of my dad for painting the house in my favorite colour. When I think about this memory today it makes me smile a lot and I wonder if that's the reason why I'm still very much into pink :)

Lately it has come to my attention that I also tend to look out for pink when it comes to clothes. It’s however not hot, shocking or babydoll pink, but more kind of a nude, light, soft or muted pink. I haven’t really worn lighter shades of pink on clothes that much before until very recently. My favorite colour on clothes has always been different shades of blue, especially light blue (and still is).

I have a few muted pink garments in my wardrobe dated back a few years ago but last fall it started to become more. My shopping for clothes took a more conceptual turn and I felt - and still feel a bit like a magpie when I visit clothing stores - except that I’m not looking for all that glitters, instead my eye is automatically drawn to everything that is in a light shade of pink. I also think it has to do with the fact that that particular colour is very trendy at the moment and Swedish stores like H&M and Monki are filled with garments in muted shades of pink.

These shades of pink feels very subtile and gentle and I’m glad that it’s possible to wear them without being afraid of feeling dressed out rather than dressed up. But I do however feel a little rebellic when I go out all dressed in pink, even if it’s very very soft muted pink :)

The soft muted pink wardrobe, left to right: 1. Nightgown from By Malene Birger 2. Blouse with pleats from Monki 3. Flower lace blouse from H&M 4. Blouse from Hope 5. Blouse from By Malene Birger. 6. Flower lace body from Monki 7. Blouse from By Malene Birger 8. Pleated dress from H&M 9. Dress with flower pattern from Up The Wooden Hills 10. Lace flower dress from Carin Wester 11. Pleated skirt from Monki 12. Cardigan from Åhléns


This post was very inspired by Fieldguided's post about colours, read it here.


  1. 1. Vilken underbar pappa som målar huset i din favoritfärg.
    2. Du har så fint porslin!
    3. Kan vi byta garderob? :)

  2. This is so beautiful! Thank you. Oh how I wish I had your wardrobe, so delicate & pretty.

  3. Så fint (glömde kommentera efter igår)!!!

  4. Malin: Tack för din underbara kommentar :) Vad roligt att du tycker porslinet är fint och javisst kan vi byta garderob om jag får träffa Peggy nån gång :D

    Couve Illustrations: yes, you are so right, that pink really feels like a dream!

    Anabela: Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you commented on this post. You are such a great inspiration to me!

    K: Tusen tack!!

    Andwhatelseisthere: Thank you so much!!