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7 questions with maximalist anne rainey rokahr

Pink moodboard/Photography: Nataliya Vaitkevich/Hot pink is trending now, says design maximalist Anne Rainey Rokahr.

It's time to think pink! Anne Rainey Rokahr, a self-proclaimed maximalist, lover of hot pink, and founder of the treasure-trove shop Trouvaille Home, shares her takes on what's trending in the world of paint for the year to come. Can't get enough of the hue? We've rounded up some of our favorite pink rooms. Read on for Anne's hot takes on, you guessed it, hot pink. 

What are your predictions for popular paint colors in 2022? Why?

Hot pink, because it's the ultimate maximalist's color, the reflection lends everyone a rosy glow, and the richness creates a cozy environment.

What are some of your favorite uses of paint in your recent projects?

I have been lacquering furniture and cornice boards in neon colors.

What are your favorite paints: white, pink, blue, neutral, and bold?

I love all paint colors. The fabrics in the room determine the paint for my design projects.

Pink living area/Photography: Amy Freeman/Anne predicts hot pink paint will be trending this year. She's already ahead of the curve, with a custom paint color named for her called Rainey Day Pink.

When in your design process do you choose paints? 

After all the fabrics and upholstered furniture are set and we've determined what art will be in the room. If choosing a neutral, I put at least 4 large samples on the wall in all the different light sources and I ask the client to live with them for a little bit before making a final decision.

How do you find the right match?

With color, I always choose the most saturated version of the tone that I need.

Pink living area/Photography: Amy Freeman/Hot pinks are at play in this living space in Anne's former home.

Are there any particular challenges you have when it comes to selecting paint? How do you overcome “bad” paint experiences?

Paint is hard and very intimidating to most clients, which always makes me giggle because it's the easiest, quickest, and least expensive thing to change.

Share a recent project where color (bold, neutral, or something in between) was the star of the room or of the project.

I have a signature hot pink with Fine Paints of Europe called Rainey Day Pink. I've used it in my own 2 most recent homes and there's always a wall in my shop painted in it. I never lead with, ‘I want to paint your living room hot pink.’ I show them photos first. When clients see the finished result, they absolutely love it.


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