Pinks Petal pinks are bright pick-me-ups, but they can also be surprisingly sophisticated and livable. To suit grown-up tastes, skip the confectionary pinks like bubble gum and cotton candy. "Choose a pink that is found in nature, like the pink in a sunset," says Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, a designer in Washington, D.C. And what pinks are hot right now? "What I'm seeing is less of a blue-gray pink and more of a coral pink. It's a natural evolution from orange," she says.