Color Therapy: The Evolution of Blush

April 25, 2018

It’s no secret that pink has been huge for the past several years. It surfaced as Blush and was then coined “Millennial Pink,” which is only a little cringeworthy. When blush first came onto the scene it was an accent and usually paired with grey. It was so digestible the combo quickly made its way into the big box retail scene, marketed towards young females. 

Lately we’ve seen it in interiors as an accent and we’ve seen spaces layered with so many varying shades that blush can almost be seen as a neutral. The progression in popularity of this shade has been very interesting and we are smitten — so we’re calling this article The Evolution of Blush!

blush painted walls

Image from Hotel Bienvenue Paris

Photo via Violette

Image via Pinterest, designer unknown


Image from Hotel Bienvenue Paris

We see blush moving towards a warmer pink or the combination of pinks and peaches paired with tans and browns in paint, leather, wood and metals. Blush is also here to stay and we are noticing it pop up in more traditional settings paired with rich wood and leather. The opening image by, Redmond Aldrich is a perfect example. The lacquered taupe colored ceiling, paired with blush colored walls looks fashion forward in a traditional dining room setting.

Another way we are seeing a warmer blush used is more mod. It’s all over furniture with dramatic curves and nods to the 80’s or Parisian Art Deco style. A perfect example is the above image the design of The Wing, New York’s first social club for women.

Image via Candice Perrin’s Instagram

Blush may be one of the most versatile and long lasting color trends. Although there is no telling how many more years it will be hot on the scene, we hope this article has encouraged you to embrace it beyond a trend and incorporate it into your home! Here is a recent dining room we decorated and used blush velvet on the seat cushions.

blush velvet seat cushion

You can also find touches of BLUSH in our most recent project VINTAGE LAKESHORE, we used and love these pillows from ST. FRANK out of San Francisco.

blush pillow


Happy Decorating! XO – CLAIRE

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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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