Pink may have been used for generations of little girls rooms (see the image below of a girl’s room in one of LS&A’s projects), but now it’s time to move it out of the bedroom and into the mainstream.  Pink is so unexpected in adult spaces, that it has high impact.

“Alice in Wonderland” girl’s room in a residential project by LS&A


LS&A has used pink to call attention to the AiS office furniture showroom at the Chicago Merchandise Mart….that really got people’s attention in the sea of neutral colored offices at the Mart. AiS, made in Massachusetts, was a relative newcomer to the office furniture industry at the time.  The pink was a little scary for them, but luckily the response was overwhelmingly positive. What do you think?


AiS Showroom, Chicago- Photo from LS&A

AiS Showroom Chicago- image: Steve Carroll

LS&A, in association with Austin Architects and designLAB architects, suggested a hot pink for the tables on one floor of the newly renovated Claire T. Carney Library at U Mass Dartmouth.  The saturated colors are consistent with the original bold colors by the building’s original architect, Paul Rudolph.  The bold colors add punch and relief from the ever present concrete walls. The new addition to the Library is almost completed.  The new colors will also be a great counterpoint to the gray New England winter.

Claire T. Carney Library at U Mass Dartmouth- Photo: Peter Vanderwarker


Back on the residential side, pink can also be used for adult spaces, as LS&A did for a recent project in Newton, MA.   The owner had some existing dining room chairs that needed a face lift, and the wonderful combination of fabrics added a layer of glamor to otherwise standard chairs.

Dining Chairs at Newton House


We would love to hear from our Male readers…do you think Pink has a place in your palette?  (or in your workplace?)


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