Blush pink has taken the interior design world by storm in 2017. The reason behind the blush design trend is simple – the gentle pink hue is neutral and plays nicely with other colors. For some people, though, pink may feel like a difficult color to incorporate into a space. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to incorporate blush pink into any decor scheme. Be ready, because blush is the new black.
Why Designers Love Blush
When Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2016, no one could imagine how quickly it would set the design world abuzz. It was the first time in history that Pantone selected two colors of the year, one of them being a blush known as Rose Quartz. This soft color infuses a space with a calming effect; a feeling many designers now seek to incorporate into a space.
Designers love blush because it is a pale pink-peach color with a nude tone that is both warm and timeless. Blush is a versatile color that can be used on walls, flooring, textiles or tableware. And, it goes beautifully with a broad range of other colors – from burgundy to green.
Designers love the softness of a pale pink palette because it adds warmth and approachability – even in bold modern settings. A stark black and white decor, for example, can be balanced beautifully with a pale pink rug or sofa.
The romance with pink is encouraged by its versatility – an essential tool for every creative designer! Depending on the shade of pink chosen, a designer can set a mood that’s calm (nude pinks) or bold (deep fuchsia or peony pink). Essentially, pink infuses a freshness to interiors that designers love.
The Benefits of Blush
Blush is the new black. Consider it the new neutral that blends with any decor scheme. The color pink is often the color for Spring and Summer design, but the recent trend incorporates blush as neutral suited for every season.
For most of us, the color pink is considered ultra feminine. But the “bubble gum” pink of days gone by isn’t the hue of contemporary decorating. The pinkish hue of today is more gender-neutral than girly.
The current trend of a soft, traditionally feminine color is seen by many as a nod to a gender neutral approach to decorating – a reflection of societal movements toward gender neutrality and equality.
Bringing Blush Into Your Design
The use of color in home decorating is intimidating to many people – especially if the color is traditionally typecast as “for girls only.” Erase the image of a little girl’s room that comes to mind with the word “pink.” The pink and nude color palette of today is one of the easiest to experiment with – this shade is worth taking a leap of faith and stepping outside your comfort zone.
Blush is a tone that adds a sense of harmony to whatever current design scheme you are creating. Try these tips for incorporating pink into your home’s interior design:
- The present trend of white or gray washed flooring and rustic decor goes well with pink. These lighter colors will make your pink decor elements more vivid to the eye without overpowering the room.
- Gray and pink paired together is a winning combination. Give your gray sofa an update with a few blush pink pillows or a throw.
- The use of mixed metals in recent years lends itself to blush tones in your decor. Metal tones like copper add a hint of blush to your decor and add a deeper layer of color – try using a copper planter with fresh flowers in your kitchen, a small metal vase on a nightstand, or select lamps with a copper base and pale pink shades.
- Incorporate blue, green, or teal pillows on a soft pink sofa.
- Use multiple shades of blush pink accents atop a nude shade of bedding for a relaxing and glamorous bedroom vibe.
- Blush works well with many textures – try it with a camel leather chair, shiny metal light fixtures, or deep green houseplants for a space that is natural and inviting.
- Paint the front door of your home in a soft pink. It adds a welcome vibe to your visitors. For a modern, non-traditional feel, try metallic pink on your entryway.
- Layer complementary shades of pink throughout the room – from the floors to the walls and furnishings. Depending on your selection of colors, the decor scheme can range from contemporary to soft and natural.
- Paint one wall a vibrant pink – it will add energy to the room.
- Buy a signature piece of furniture in a pink hue and pair it with contrasting white or gray walls.
- Black and blush are gorgeous together. Dabble in the pink trend with a pink accent chair and black pillows.
However you choose to use the color blush in your home, start with a small room or just a few accent pieces. The color is sure to bring a stylish edge to your decor.