In this post, I am going to try to convince you that pale pink is cool.
First and foremost - the pink has to be PALE - drab, washed out, bland even. Not that this is the overall mood we want, but just don't think "baby", "hot", "coral" or any of those distant pink relatives.
Second, forget the idea that pink has to be feminine; think of it more so in a retro, vintage context. The pale colours of 80's pastels, or rose-coloured glasses of the 70's.
If it's too hard for you to forget that PINK = GIRL, then pairing it with traditionally masculine colours and furniture should do the trick.
Still unsure? If I really haven't convinced you then maybe (just maybe?) you could consider incorporating pale pink fabrics and accessories rather than a full-on paint treatment.
And if by now my poorly formed pictorial essay hasn't yet convinced you, then I'm not sure anything will.
Point is, a pale, dusty, sombre shade of pink can actually act as a really great neutral that can bring a bit of unexpected edginess and even a bit of toughness if styled the right way.
Question is... are you brave enough?