“Paint one wall in your bedroom pink”, Maria Robledo advised during the course of the Laboratory’s renovation. My generous friend with a brilliant eye for color had become my ad hoc paint color advisor. “But have it be a dirty pink, and paint it glossy” she went on, “not a bright loud pink.” Then she helped me pick it out: Benjamin Moore’s Gentle Butterfly, in high-shine oil-base.
It was the first time I’d heard the concept of “dirty pink”. The effect, hard to capture in photos, is a subtle pink that changes color throughout the day, without asserting itself. It gives the room a happy, peaceful glow.
Recently I stumbled on some other examples of “dirty pink”, like the wall of this Copenhagen apartment found at sf girl by bay: