As an ex-serviceman and keen rugby player Prince Harry is not the obvious type to favour pink paint.
But it has emerged the young Royal asked decorators to paint his walls in the feminine shade – the must-have shade in interior design at the moment.
The revelation was made by Joa Studholme, a colour consultant for paintmaker Farrow & Ball, who disclosed she had decorated a ‘palace’ for a ‘young Prince’ in colours of ‘lovely pinks’ and greys.
The young Royal asked decorators to paint his walls in the feminine shade of pink
She said: ‘How can I say this very discreetly it was a young Prince, the youngest.
‘Not William and not George.
‘Very strong colours, very contemporary. He had lots of greys and lovely pinks. You’d be surprised actually.’
She did not deny she was talking about Prince Harry, 32, when asked.
Mrs Studholme, whose consultancy skills costs £250 an hour, said ‘pink is absolutely the big thing in decorating at the moment’ because people are sick of technology.
Speaking at Henley Literary Festival, which is sponsored by the Daily Mail, she said: ‘It’s all about everything being pink.
Mrs Studholme, whose consultancy skills costs £250 an hour, said ‘pink is absolutely the big thing in decorating at the moment’ because people are sick of technology
‘I can tell you exactly why it’s so popular. Pink is popular because I think we led these very, very busy lives, very flat-screened… we have iPads. Everything is flat, hard, pink just just gives you a big hug.
‘These colours are just are so tender and blushy, you go home and sort of sink into them and they go fanatically well with copper and… copper is obviously very, very popular. I just think it’s the whole thing about too much technology and we are going back to our routes with pink.’
Farrow & Ball was set up by John Farrow and Richard Ball in 1946 and Mrs Studholme mixes and names the colours of Farrow if the paints herself often drawing on her own life as inspiration.
She said: ‘There is actually a very strong pink called Nancy’s Blushes, which is named after my daughter’s pink cheeks, which was terribly cute at the time but now she’s 18.’
Although pink is traditionally seen as a feminine colour Mrs Studholme says it works just as well for masculine spaces.
She said: ‘I decorated a whole tech office in pink
‘I wanted to create a pink that proved it wasn’t just for girls, it’s very different… in isolation it creates a tender pink but it has a massive dose of grey in it.’
Mrs Studholme, lives in North Kensington, with her husband Andrew, a commercials director, and their two children, Cosmo and Nancy.
Speaking about decorating her own home earlier this year she said: ‘There is a kaleidoscope of Farrow & Ball colours in every room — all of which are changed constantly. At the moment, we are all loving having the new colours throughout the house, particularly romantic Peignoir in the sitting room.’