How to Use Blush Pink
From fashion to beauty to interiors, throughout 2016 blush pink has been everywhere. Pink has had a new lease of life this year with the subtle hue being used in a number of new and surprising design scenarios. Has pink finally shaken off its girly reputation? We think so, and we’re also realising just how versatile and usable this colour is. No wonder it was chosen by Pantone to be one of the 2016 colours of the year.
Applying this colour trend to your home design couldn’t be easier, and hopefully this post will inspire you to embrace this trend which, although we’re now heading full force into 2017, is showing no sign of ending.
Start in moderation. If you don’t want to go over the top, use accents like pillows, throws, rugs, art, or just subtle hints of the colour in patterned fabrics and wallpapers. Using a light near-neutral pink will make it much easier to accessorise and furnish a room, as you won’t be so restricted by tricky colour matching.
Blush pink balances contrasting darker tones extremely well, like charcoal greys and chocolate browns, especially when the colours are used in a geometric pattern, such as in the Scion Lohko wallpaper and matching Modul fabric. The Borastapeter Arne wallpaper is another great example of a geometric print incorporating blush. Try adding a contrasting darker detail to a blush pink accessory, such as piping a cushion with a darker fabric, or painting the legs of your furniture.
Don’t shy away from blush if you’re designing a more masculine scheme. In a similar way to white, blush pink helps to ground darker tones, taking away the edge and softening the overall look of a room. The colour works so well with deep navy blues, dark greys and blacks. Accessorise with heavy metallic objects and you’ll end up with a strong designer look.
Of course you can still go super girly with the tone and opt for a floral design on a blush background, such as this Chinoiserie wallpaper design by Brian Yates. Use with the pretty Casadeco Innocence fabric for a dainty, Japanese inspired look.
Scandinavian influences have also been incredibly popular throughout 2016, so why not mix the two trends and use the subtle blush tones to warm up a sparse scandi interior. The colour sits so well with natural textures and materials such as marble, copper and cast concrete. Ferm Living have designed a stunning marble effect wallpaper in a dusky rose colour.
Another great colour paring with blush pink is minty green. This particular shade of green is another 2016 colour trend in its own right, but when used with blush the fresh, calming aesthetic looks rather lovely. The Sandberg Prisma wallpaper is playful, and the Norsk fabric by Sian Elin mixes a few different green tones with the blush pink dots.