Pink Places to Visit Across the Globe

The ultimate guide to our go-to shade of the season.

pink collage

photography by Nathan Coyle (Hawa Mahal); courtesy of Pietro Nolita; Natasha Wolff (Gretas); Michel Giesbrecht (Café Mollien); The Wing (Susanna Howe); Artist Paint Pots (Katie Hargrave); Mariell Lind Hansen (No 197 Chiswick Fire Station); courtesy RED Valentino. Photo credits clockwise from top left. Design by Phuong Nguyen


At first blush, pink is the sweet shade of cherry blossoms and just-pinched cheeks. But the color can have impact. Pink can be punk. Look to the bold magenta accents of Mexican architect Luis Barragan, or the splashes of fuchsia in spaces such as the Madonna Inn on the California coast. Even in lighter tones, the rosy hue can be cool and not-so-lady-like. For Pietro Quaglia, owner of the all-pink Pietro Nolita restaurant in New York City, growing up surrounded by the color on Italy’s Ligurian coast, where many a building boasts a pale pink facade, was a constant inspiration. “Pink - especially pastel - is a chic and elegant color. It exudes a sense of happiness and joy,” he says. Here are some of our favorite moments in decorating, travel, and around-the-world finds.


photography by Gretas


Where to Eat
The places to soak up your favorite palette, from a cozy New York pasta joint to a new L.A. watering hole. 

Pietro Nolita, New York City
Girl at the White Horse, Los Angeles
No197 Chiswick Fire Station, London
Fast Bakery, Madrid, Spain
Gretas, Stockholm 
Cafe Mollien, Paris 


photography by LUCY FOLK


Shop Here
Pink-hued finds to pretty up your space.  

Valentino, London 
Bordbord, Stockholm
Lucy Folk, Bondi Beach Australia
Black Market, Paris

Hit Follow
We can’t like these lnstas enough.

@cynthiamittweg 
@the.wing
@xuzzi

Inspirations on Film 
Recreate sets from these cinematic wonders. 

Pretty In Pink
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marie Antoinette
Grease (specifically, the Pink Ladies' sleepover)
Funny Face (fast-forward to “Think Pink!”)

photography by OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA TOURISM WEBSITE


Visit These Natural Wonders
Take to the great outdoors to get your pink fix. 

Pink Lake, Australia
Cherry Blossom season in Kyoto
Joshua Tree, California, at sunset
Artist Paint Pots, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Published on February 16, 2017 - 6:00am EST

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