Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Opposite of Pink


In my last post, about the color pink, there were a number of folks who commented that they love it.  But there were a few dissenters too.  

I love honest opinions.


And I aim to please, so this post is for the dissenters.


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Every single one of these photos feels very masculine to me, whether they use a dose of navy, orange, or brown.

And actually, let's talk about brown for a minute.  I am also loving brown lately, despite the overall demise of chocolate in interior design.

  It feels so fresh when paired with bright white and strong black.  Go back and see what you think.  

Barbara from Hodge Podge, this post is dedicated to you.

19 comments:

  1. There's a few images here similar to what I'd like my master bedroom to look like.

    Don't get down on brown. It rocks.

    How about brown and pink together next?

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  2. Yes! Brown is still very right, when used correctly. In my opinion, it is the brown overload that is over ... but you can still use brown in a really fresh, modern, graphic way.

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  3. You're right about brown, black, and white looking fabulous.

    Look at the gold and brass accents, too! Glams it up.

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  4. I am loving all of these images! I must be drawn to a more classic, masculine style with a healthy amount of white to lighten it up. I have always loved chocolate brown and hope to use it even more!

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  5. That's what I am talkin' about! And see, you can still easily add pink in a vase of flowers.

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  6. Especially love the room with brown walls, light bedding and that great kick of turquoise lamp. Steve's comment about brown and pink together reminds me of a dress I had back in the 70s--one of my favorites!

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  7. So funny, I was thinking the first 3 bedrooms could have been "done" by Steve and then I read his comment!

    It's a small world after all.

    xo jane

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  8. I want to live in every one of those rooms!!

    Travis.

    travis-wellappointedhome.blogspot.com

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  9. I am with you on the "leaning toward masculine front" but I actually loved a few of the pink images from yesterday...although now I'm off to pin a few of these masculine rooms. I am such a gemini!

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  10. I'm loving the brown in these photos! I've never been a pink girly-girl. Probably because my mom never dressed me in pinks and pastels as a kid. I have no pink in my house except for fresh flowers now and then.

    I love Steve's idea of pink and brown together and it brings back memories a house my parents once owned. It had a 1950's pink-tiled bathroom; they didn't have money to redo so my mom used chocolate brown towels and rugs. It looked great!
    Claudia

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  11. These pic's are much closer to my design roots than the light, fluffy color pallets. Love the photo of the bedroom with the riding boots!

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  12. I love masculine rooms so this post is near and dear to my heart:) And recently I've been really into stained wood furniture. I think every room needs some. (Still a fan of painted too, but am just loving the brown of wood lately.)

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  13. Wow, I'm usually a pink girl but now I'm more into the masculine side. Love the rooms you chose! They are so cozy and inviting.

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  14. I am among the dissenters. The only pink I appreciate is in fresh flowers or woven sparingly into a fabric. The bedroom with the plaid blanket is simple and restful. Curiously, many of the other images seem to me to have a touch of pink in them. Are you aiming for a way to desensitize us dissenters? :-) Thanks for listening to differing opinions!
    xo,
    Anne

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  15. I used to think that brown and black "clashed" like pink and red. But not anymore, I love the combination. Looks much more layered and sophisticated.

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  16. Yes, these are all such masculine rooms, but quite lovely. It's funny, brown has been considered so 'last decade' but you are right, if you pair it with the proper color (like crisp white) it can look great!

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  17. If I could click "Like" on a post, I'd do it here. Great images.

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  18. I think brown can do often what black is intended to do in a room. It provides some often needed grounding to a space. I continue to use brown in that manner. Like the brown leather club chair in a neutral setting really works for me. Oh and those brown subway tiles are heavenly!

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  19. So true, chocolate tones are still amazing when paired with crisp whites, a dash of black never hurts...even though i love my pink I can definitely still appreciate these too, very very nice...

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