Just as the fashion industry determines hot, new design elements each year, the home design industry anoints its hot color annually. In 2011, it’s a pleasing pink featured prominently in the southern decor of the guest bedroom by designer Amanda Burdge in Nashville’s only Southern Living Showcase Home, open to the public October 21 in the new Dorset Park neighborhood.

Southern Living Showcase Home Guest Bedroom by AB Home Interiors

Southern Living Showcase Home Guest Bedroom by AB Home Interiors

Interior designer Amanda Burdge, allied ASID, of AB Home Interiors, has adapted a vintage flavor of pink which she has creatively woven in the retreat space from the ceiling to pearly silk drapery panels and cushions for cane chairs.  “Picture Marilyn Monroe getting ready for a big night on the town with the Rat Pack. Throughout the room is a sophisticated vintage pink with a gray undertone. The room is fresh and feminine,” Burdge said. “This color is so enamoring to me and it is underestimated as a design element.”

Designer Amanda Burdge, allied ASID and owner of AB Home Interiors, says the right shade of pink can bring a fabulous design dimension to a room.

Stereotyped as a feminine color, Burdge says everybody could use a little calming pink in their lives.  “The design industry is reflecting the mood of the nation by embracing soothing colors which are happy, calming and up lifiting,” Burdge said.

Scientifically determined to impact a person’s mood, pink is not the only color trending in the showcase home. The entire palette has a broad spectrum of very fresh, pleasing colors that will inspire tour visitors says one of the project’s lead designers for the home’s builder, Castle Homes.

The tour guide for the Southern Living Showcase Home details the colors used throughout the charming French Country home, and benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville.  For more information and tickets, visit www.castlehomes.com and the Showcase Home’s Facebook and Twitter pages.