From the highly anticipated release of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, just weeks away, and the pervasive influence of Barbiecore references, to the Pantone colour of the year and the resounding popularity of pink in Maximalism, the myriad shades of pink have emerged as a captivating and remarkably versatile palette.
Pink effortlessly complements neutrals and even bolder colours, whether it be furniture pieces or soft furnishings, and seamlessly coordinates with other pink accents, such as plants, artworks, or statement bedspreads.
Below, we present a selection of residences that have artfully harnessed the power of this new neutral.
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Tribeca Green: A Symphony of Elegance
Designed by the esteemed Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Tribeca Green offers an extraordinary residential experience, characterized by its timeless exterior and reimagined interiors. Inside these stylish residences, many of which boast floor-to-ceiling corner windows overlooking Teardrop Park and the Hudson River, tailored amenities and unparalleled services await.
Designers Dylan Stilin and Andrew Bowen of ASH Staging have created a warm and inviting atmosphere in apartment 10E. The living room, with its pink-painted walls, exudes an air of sophistication. Complementing the pink backdrop, metallic rose gold accents and bold contemporary artwork adorn the space. A luxurious deep blue velvet sofa, courtesy of Ginny Macdonald, harmonizes with the pink elements, contributing to an ambience of relaxation and tranquillity.
180 East 88th Street: A Vibrant Oasis
Located in the coveted Carnegie Hill neighbourhood on the Upper East Side, 180 East 88th Street stands as a striking condominium development by Joe McMillan’s DDG. Residence 9B showcases a spirited bedroom that solidifies pink as the new beige. The room’s focal point is an eye-catching pink graphic wallpaper that sets a playful tone.
Neutral bedding, floating shelves, and a dedicated study nook elegantly complement the vibrant backdrop. This dynamic home, expertly designed by Hadas Dembo of Mise en Scene Design, is currently available on the market for $4.55 million.
Situated along the Lower East Side waterfront, One Manhattan Square presents a captivating pink living room within one of its model apartments. Designed by the talented New York-based designer, Anna Karlin, this home embodies a specific character archetype aptly named “The Instagrammer.” The living area, adjacent to the kitchen, boasts a wealth of Instagrammable modern furniture and accessories, punctuated by pops of vibrant colour, including bold pink walls.
53 West 53: A Haven of Artistic Allure
Within a full-floor residence at 53 West 53, the striking tower overlooking the Museum of Modern Art, designed by the esteemed Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, one of the bedrooms embraces the allure of pink. Conceptualized by the renowned Rebecca Robertson of RR Interiors, this bedroom exudes an enchanting ambience.
An oversized multi-arm brass chandelier bathes the space in warm light, while a vintage chaise lounge chair adds a touch of timeless elegance. A collection of African gourd baskets, thoughtfully arranged by the window, complements the richness of the textured taupe-pink wallpaper. Striking artworks by Beatrice Caracciolo, Joel Shapiro, and Dan Walsh further enrich the space, creating a harmonious blend of textures and hues.
In a world where pink transcends its traditional boundaries, these residences exemplify the diverse and captivating possibilities that arise when pink becomes the new neutral. From sophisticated elegance to vibrant playfulness, the shades of pink continue to redefine the boundaries of interior design, ushering in a new era of creativity and self-expression.