Pink Trend Emerges for 2019

Jackie von Tobel is known for her floral art, which was among our pink trend sightings.
Jackie von Tobel is known for her floral art, which was among our pink trend sightings.

Jackie von Tobel, shown signing one of her whimsical creations at Left Bank Art during Atlanta Winter Market, said, “Pink is always in style.” The statement was in response to our comment that we were seeing so many shades of the color, some pale and pretty; others dusky hues of deep rose (and everything in between)—so much so that we knew we’d be writing this post highlighting a pink trend for early 2019.

A Flirty and Feminine Pink Trend

Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke attend Jennifer Boles’ book signing at Currey & Company.
Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke attend Jennifer Boles’ book signing at Currey & Company.

The flowers that graced the table at Jennifer Boles’ book signing at Currey & Company were no exception. Jason Oliver Nixon, shown here with Jennifer and his Madcap Cottage partner John Loecke, must have gotten the memo, as he was definitely in-the-pink. 

Here are a number of examples of blushing tones we spotted as we wandered the long hallways of AmericasMart:

Bliss Studio had a number of products that illustrate the pink trend, including the pillow and carpet in this image.

The Keaton pillow in a deep rose caught our eye in the Bliss Studio showroom. Placed in the Jules arm chair and paired with the rug in a juicy lighter pink, it grabbed our attention as soon as we stepped into the space. 

These Bliss Studio chests in a dark rose were beautiful with their heavy patina.

Also in the Bliss Studio showroom, the Italian Serpentine Chest and Commode were knockouts in our eyes, the color and patina setting them apart from all of the other distressed pieces we saw.  

Currey & Company’s Arden Vanity and mirror are pink trend standouts.

One of our all-time favorite Currey & Company products is the Arden Vanity, which was inspired by a 1970s reverse-painted glass antique found at the Paris flea market. The vanity features pretty silver peony reverse-painted glass panels on the top, front and sides, and solid brass trim, hardware and cladded legs.

The Marie Antoinette Chair by Aidan Gray is in the Antiques Diva Collection.

The Antiques Diva Collection was sitting pretty at Aidan Gray, the Marie-Antoinette side chair rising above the other pieces looking regal with its ballet-slipper pink seat. It’s a bold design that mixes birch, acrylic and pink faux leather, the materials given a bit of an edge thanks to the distressed white finish on the wood frame.

The entire French Market Collection showroom fits our prink trend beautifully.

There wasn’t anything in this French Market Collection vignette that didn’t please our eye. There were so many shades of pale pink swirling around the Monica bed, the setting was like a magnet. 

The French Market Collection Alina Single Gold bench with the Pansy Alina Single cushion.

Also among their offerings was this lovely Alina Single Gold bench with the Pansy Alina Single cushion. 

A mixed-media piece assembled by Abby Price with a pale pink dove in the center, all created with antique fragments.

The deep, deep rose at the heart of this composition by Abby Price, the super talented daughter of Nancy Price, adds such a powerful emotion to this piece. Everything about her art—from the proportions, balance, symmetry, and arrangements—presents to the eye a sophisticated soulfulness. This piece is an antique gilt Aura with a dove center encrusted with quartz and surrounded by selenite. Wow. Just wow!

Lamps by Kinzig Design with pale pink glass bodies illustrate the pink trend we’re seeing.

We’ve always admired the artistry in the lamps by Kinzig Design. The luminosity of the glass paired with the detailing in the artful shades coalesce to make all of their lamps things of lit beauty. We can remember featuring them years ago in our design column for a Long Island magazine, and we were so happy to bump into them during Market. 

The Howard Elliott bowls not only have pink going for them but great patina as well.

The sumptuous depth of these antiqued apricot glass footed bowls captured our attention in the Howard Elliott showroom. The finish drew us into a swirling universe spritzed with its very own constellations, dark pinpoints in an apricot sky. 

A pert hue of pink enlivens the Howard Elliott painting to make it a shoe-in for our pink trend.

A powerful artistic statement smudged with dark pink tones graced the entry to the Howard Elliott showroom. It is a self-portrait of the brand’s design guru Jody Ossman. We thought it would be the perfect way to end this post that shows how the pink trend can go from stately and serene to eclectic and edgy with the change of tone and attitude.

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