So long, pink
Posted: 21 June 2017
All tiles from Douglas Jones. Fabric samples by Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design, available from Romo South Africa.Pink got to us in a big way. We've seen all shades of what's been dubbed 'millennial pink' used in fun, adventurous ways over the past few years, and we've loved every minute of it. However, as is the cyclical nature of trends, we'll soon be heading for new colour horizons. According to The Guardian, Jane Monnington Boddy, colour director of trend forecasting agency WGSN, has said that pink has had its shine and is now on the decline. Interestingly, Monnington Boddy is also the person who predicted pink would become huge back in 2011, spurred on from the release of the Céline 2012 Resort collection. The evidence is there: she knows what she's talking about. Monnington Boddy believes that the colours to look out for in 2018/19 are good old primaries – red, yellow and blue. But we're not quite ready to wave goodbye to the colour of the (current) moment, so we've compiled one last dreamy, pink-hued shopping list.
Slit round table in Rouge by Hay, R3 030, Créma Design.
Allie Chair in Stella Rasberry with brass legs, R6 599, Sofacompany.com.
'Life on the Ropes' by Mustafa Maluka, 183x133cm framed, R285 000, Robert Sherwood Design.
Watering can, €65 excluding shipping, Garden Glory.
'Untitled' by Travys Owen and Anna Verloren van Themaat, 108x82 cm, R37 000, Robert Sherwood Design.
2-slice toaster in pastel pink R2 299, @Home.
Mesh table, and sofa in 082 Feldspar and 271 Flamingo, by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal, POR, Marlanteak.