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. 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.