Pinkish Lilac

So, I bought this chair a few months ago. It was only $12 at Savers which was a great deal, especially considering it's condition. Both the caned backing and the padding of the chair were perfect.

I haven't made time to reupholster it (not a fan of the faded lime green) and that's probably because I've been so undecided on what type and color of fabric to cover it with. Doing a pattern seems so fun but any time I re-do a piece of furniture, I always want to make sure that it's versatile enough to put in any room. Not that a patterned piece wouldn't be versatile... maybe it's more that I don't want to do a pattern on a tufted chair?

Anyway so I was browsing through my pinterest boards and I found a few pictures of couches that were in a pinkish/lilac color. Being that pink is such a girly color, I've never considered it before. However, with the way these two rooms have been decorated, the pink is not too feminine. In fact I think they just bring in a fun and unexpected element.

So now I am on a search for some similar fabric. I absolutely love the black piping on the settee down below. Especially with the lighter wood.

What do you think? Would you ever put a pink or purple chair or couch in your house?

inspiration pics via lonny mag