Guest Blog: Pink is Romantic!

This week’s post is written by guest blogger Margaret Innis, owner and principal of Decorate To Sell, LLC. She’s provided professional staging, color, redesign, and training to thousands of professionals across the country and Canada.

Margaret has expertise in staging, color, and redesign, and has been sought out and recognized by Harvey Industries, Sherwin Williams Paint Company, Benjamin Moore Paint Company, The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), and This Old House Magazine. She also worked as a Realtor for 14 years and has worked with hundreds of homebuyers and homeowners and showed thousands of properties.

In this guest post she’s sharing just how romantic, and strong, pink can be in your home!

Pink is romantic – and strong! Use it as a neutral in your color palettes and it creates a sophisticated vibe with a dash of mod.  And it does all this quietly with a hint of romance and a  splash of sex appeal. 

Check out Polyvore’s color palette


What makes this pink (Rose Quartz) rise above 1,000s of colors and become Color of the Year?

First, it is one of 2 colors chosen as Color(s) of the Year. Serenity is the second color. The choice of 2 colors is a reflection of our culture and it showcases the equitable balance between male and female roles: Think gender neutral and Caitlyn Jenner.

But this isn’t your average pink. It is balanced with black, gray, beige, and camouflage green (how macho).

Here’s the palette:


And here is why these colors work to create a beautiful room: The neutrals! They do the all the work:

Black balances the softness,

White (or gray) evens out the palette,

Soft beige creates a bridge for the accent color,

And the accent color: Camouflage Green!


Check out Sherwin Williams Designer Deck for these colors. Don’t have one?  end me an email ( and we’ll get you one.

Sherwin Williams Diminutive Pink SW 6588 Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988 Sherwin Williams Snowfall SW 6000 Sherwin Williams Posy SW 6630 Sherwin Williams Haven SW 6437

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