I am hard pressed to think of a color that is more charmingly romantic than blush pink. With warm golden undertones, this pink is sexy and sweet at the same time. It is sophisticated and grown up but yet there is an innocence about it. Trending for the past year, it is still popping up all over the place. Just this weekend, it was in my glass, on my nails, on my table and my daughter, Hilary, appeared in it at a friend's wedding in Dana Point, CA.
Decidedly feminine, can this color be used in a living room? Or a kitchen? Most definitely. But you have to chose the right shade of pink. One that has more brown in it when you look at the chip than you think you want. A few of my favorite shades of blush pink are:
Here are some inspiring rooms done using blush in various ways. I love this living room down by Jeffrey Bilhuber. Painting the ceiling in Farrow and Ball's Setting Plaster was a stroke of genius:
This room done by Stephen Shubel is feminine but the addition of brown leather and the textured sisal rug takes the edge of the sweetness off the pink.
This dining room done by Suzanne Kassler has always been one of my favorites for the sophisticated combination of colors:
In a less formal dining room, blush looks fresh and clean:
And is there anything more romantic than a blush pink bedroom? Here are a few that I have done over the years....
Today, if I were to do a room in blush, I would pair it with chocolate brown and caramel with lots of antique brass. I would use a fabulous modern chandelier like this one from Arteriers so that it didn't look too sweet:
I think blush is here to stay. I have been a fan for years. I have had it in my living room, a dining room and several bedrooms. Done right, it is sophisticated and fresh and somewhat unusual. I highly recommend trying it!