When I was creating colors for our Nell Hill’s paint line, I knew I wanted to find shades that were timeless and could adapt to any home. I also (perhaps selfishly) wanted to bring some of my favorite hues from my life and turn them into paint colors that could be enjoyed by all! Growing up, when asked for my favorite color, the answer was always pink! All of the best things in life were pink like sweet cotton candy, mouth-watering bubblegum, and my dress-up ballerina leotards and tutus (which my good-natured younger brother was often forced into during dress up time). Pink was a happy color, full of life and love – it was sugar and spice and everything nice! While my favorite color has changed throughout the years – like my four-year-old says, why *not* have a new favorite color every day? – my soft spot for shades of preppy pink has not faded. Now that I’m grown up, why not make my former Barbie dreamhouse dreams come true through our paint line?
Now when I think of pink, I don’t see little girl’s pastel shades or the hot pink of my youthful dreams, I see the possibility of much more. When creating this color, I thought of delicate florals and sunset shades. I thought of my love of neutrals and wondered how I could combine all of this into one color that even my husband would enjoy having on the walls. Enter the color I am currently loving in my guest room at home – Prairie Rose. Prairie Rose is a muted, sophisticated pink named after the beautiful prairie rose that has made pink my new favorite neutral.
Our designer, Dianne L., has taken our Prairie Rose color and created a gorgeous, bold living room look full of texture and color. She envisioned a statement-making sofa covered in the rich, dark zebra textured fabric paired with a colorful tweed ottoman to anchor the room and add drama to the space. Dianne then added a variety of soft pinks and strong black and white patterned pillows in both boxed and rounded shapes for another hint of the unexpected. Tying this look together with simple leather chairs and a show-stopping rug create a stunning room that won’t soon be forgotten!
Our next Prairie Rose pairing comes from our designer Liz. Liz found inspiration in her sister-in-law who found herself in need of a new home office during the pandemic. She wanted to bring her love of hunting into the mix and provide a girlie yet masculine look that screams “girl boss”. The fantastic Schumacher duck print achieves just that with the help of soft pinks, lovely neutrals, and deep chocolate brown. These light, airy fabrics and grounding, rich leather can be used for anything from a stunning desk chair to fabulously draped window treatments. Together they create a well-balanced look that will make any Zoom call participant jealous.
For our final Prairie Rose-inspired design, Nell Hill’s designer Glenna created an elegant jewel tone look, full of soft, luxe velvets showcasing our fabulous new Nell Hill’s pagoda print. I love the addition of navy to our precious neutral Prairie Rose color; it truly shines and brings out the cool undertones of the wall shade. Gold accents and punchy pink add to the lavish feel of these textiles that would be beautiful in any space from the dining room to the living room.
Stay tuned for introductions into all the stunning shades in our paint line – we have more colors and inspired looks to share! I love expressing myself with color in any way I can, and I aim to help others to do the same! Until next time – happy decorating!