*This post was initially published on July 30, 2009. It has been updated and re-published in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. Even if you hate pink please read through to the end to find out more information on how to donate to Breast Cancer Research and how to directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.
There was a time when I had a strong aversion to the color pink especially when used in interiors. This can most likely be attributed to a certain childhood best friend's home where I'm pretty sure the color pink showed up in every room. I've moved beyond the pink artificial flower arrangements and pink and gray textured wallpaper to realize that many shades of pink can actually can be fun and often sophisticated additions to any space.
Pink seems to be a hot color for interiors as I'm seeing it pop up in a lot of blogs lately. There are a few bloggers, specifically Nicole from Making it Lovely and Yvonne from Yvestown, that are well ahead of this trend and have been doing pink right for some time. Nicole recently shared some great advice about picking out the right pink wall color. You can check out the post here.
I've pulled together some photos where pink, whether it be a soft petal or a bright magenta, is preforming equally as beautiful as the main attraction or as a supporting player. Let me know what you think about these pink interiors. Would you use pink in your own home?
via home sweet home
Now for the really important stuff, what pink represents in the month of October. As I'm sure you're aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to throw some support to a few pf my favorite charities and research groups devoted to finding a cure for breast cancer. Unfortunately it is a disease that my family has intimate experience with, my mother is (two time) survivor and my aunt is currently working towards recovery.
As a family we choose to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and have participated in several walks in Newark and Jersey City, NJ. Take a look at this soggy group of walkers from this past April (we didn't let the terrible weather get us down):
Another really interesting project I've been involved with for the past 6 months is the Love/Avon Army of Women. The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation for Women, have joined forces to launch this revolutionary initiative whose key goal is to recruit one million women, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will hopefully one day eradicate breast cancer. You find more information about current research projects here.