Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#8 - The Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014

In an ironic interior design switch, pale pink used to be reserved for baby girls' nurseries but was rarely seen elsewhere in a home, except for the bedrooms of little girls. Now more and more, nurseries are gender neutral and pink has escaped into the rest of the home, especially into living rooms.

In the photo above and just below, Ruthie Sommers has used Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink on the walls, a great neutral pink that is a favorite with interior designers. These new neutral pinks are sensational with Chinoiserie.

Chinoiserie Trend #8 is Neutral Pink with Chinoiserie. This shade of pink is amazing with blue and white Chinese porcelain and with black and gold lacquered furniture. To stay on the more neutral end of pink, in the paint store look for warm beiges with pink undertones. Examples are Benjamin Moore First Light, Pink Cloud, and Brandy Cream and Farrow and Ball Pink Ground.

This blush pink is also a wonderful choice in Chinoiserie wallpaper. Not ready to go full out pink? Framed Chinoiserie panels in a soft pink are gorgeous, as are blush pink silk curtains and pale pink accessories.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink


  1. Could not agree more! I am so in love with my living room walls BM Pink Moire; covered walls, built ins, trim & ceiling in this luscious and provocative color. At night it has the most enchanting effect almost like a cloud of chiffon. I am crazy for it! I also painted all my closets walls pink. Such a happy surprise when you open them up!

  2. These are great images! I absolutely love chinoiserie and pink too. Thank you very much for sharing. ~dana

  3. Our powder room is anxiously awaiting a coat of MS Nasturtium at half - so pretty off the dark blue in the adjacent hall, and it's a color that makes everyone look young and glow-y, especially reflected in a mirror. Now, about that mirror...

    Another great post, and I am rethinking my bedroom color, as I cannot get your Baby Flamingo out of my mind.

  4. I love this post, Beth! Pink is my absolute favorite color, and I'm positively drooling over all of this lovely eye candy!

    The Glam Pad

  5. My family room and kitchen are painted F&B Calamine. I LOVE it. So perfect and doesn't scream "pink".

  6. Hi Beth, Who knew? It's not just for babies and little girls. Pink is one of the most sophisticated colors, especially when paired with Chinoiserie and bits of black. Great post! Laurel
    ps: I recently posted that Ruthie Sommers room too. Love it!