There is an undeniable correlation between the fashion and interior usage of the colour pink, and I like it. It's brave not girly, it's classic not tacky (when it's done right) and it's surprisingly easy to achieve the 'on trend' look. Which is good because It looks like pink is here to stay until at least 2016. Get used it. Get on board. Get some pink in your life. You too, Mr.
Getting it right
There's only a certain type of pink that's 'safe'. Dusty, nudey, peachy, orangey pinks are safe. A favourite term branded around the Twittersphere at the moment is 'copper blush'. Sounds about right. Team your pink with complimentary pastel shades for a feminine yet edgey look, or with greys for a more masculine, classic look. For a bold and sassy look, team your pink with red! Avoid pink patterns, block colours work best. Use different textures (velvet, wool, leather, fur etc) in similar shades to add interest and depth and to give a luxurious feel. Geometric shapes and lines help to move away from the notion that pink is just a little girl's colour.
I came a cross a great blog post for more images on how to do pink well, if you want to read more lady.inspirasjonsblogg.jotun.no/her-er-varens-viktigste-farger/ (a Norwegian blog, but the link is in English).
Getting it wrong
The images illustrate the wrongness. Wow.