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Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by WattleIdo, 29th Nov, 2015.

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Could you live with this pink?

  1. Yeah I kinda like it.

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  2. For my girls, yes but not for me or my boys.

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  3. It's OK for someone else but too out there for me and restricts tenancy pool.

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  4. Antique White and Hog Bristle all the way.

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  1. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    OK so at the stage where I'm getting serious about painting. Tried a putty greeny colour in one of the south facing rooms and it just looks blah. Had to stop Yuk. Am finding it hard to let go of the intensity and loveliness of the pink. The only thing that holds me back from using the pink again is the notion that it would be too confronting and a tenant couldn't put a son in the room.
    But I like it! Especially with dark timber floors.
    So I researched the colour and found that 3 prominent men have used the colour beautufully in their own homes.
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    This picture shows the English home of potter and artist Rupert Spira. And Kevin McCloud says it's also the colour of his own dining room.
    Plus Thomas Jefferson put together Monticello pink to suit his tastes in his house.
     

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  2. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    For me I would have no issues of pink in my ppor but for an IP I would just got a neutral colour to appeal to a wider audience.

    If it becomes your ppor then you can always paint it then.
     
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  3. KayTea

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    They may have used it, but I still can't imagine too many men (and even a lot of women) would use pink as their first preference. Even my daughter doesn't like the idea of pink room.

    Stick with a neutral - far more universally appealing. And if it isn't a tenant's first choice of colour, it's a lot less likely to turn them off, too.
     
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  4. WestOz

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    For an IP always consider minor patch ups after vacating.
    No concerns matching paint color with basic off the shelf white.
    Might look boring when empty, color comes with furnishings.
     
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  5. Esel

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    hard to tell from that photo, the colour looks quite different in the two images linked.

    colour is so subjective and comes in and out of fashion, theres no way i would use it in an IP. Could look terrible with the wrong type of furniture or colours.

    The picture you have linked is very earthy and rustic. Is your IP rustic? Will the renters have handcrafted furniture in muted colours or a bright red racing car bed and brown faux leather couches from fantastic furniture?
     
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  6. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    :p
     
  7. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I can only see on photo with candles on the table and very rustic walls. I love it, but wouldn't use it in an IP. I stick to neutrals. Every time we paint an IP over many years I think "I should pick one colour and then I know what to patch with" and then I don't do it. I've stopped painting and get things painted now so it is up to the painter to match things :D:p.
     
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  8. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    is it just one room that is pink?
    The pink you like is a quite nice pink, not a candy pink but I still wouldn't use it for an IP
    How about a coffee colour for something warm rather than a cold putty green?
     
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  9. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    So this building is in the UK ?
    The light there is much more 'blue' generally, so they need a lot more colour around them, so in that context I could live with it!
    Cheers
     
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  10. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I would never rent a pink house, or paint an IP pink. It just screams 'Nanna' to me.
     
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  11. skater

    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    Neutral all the way for me. You want something that will appeal to the broadest market.
     
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