modern kitchen with marble counter tops and hanging glass lights. blush upholstered chairs are seated around a circular bronze table.
photo via nama interior design

 

pink isn’t just a color it’s an attitude

confession: i can be anti-pink.  i’ve long associated the color with a bubblegum sweetness reserved for barbie and her pals.  despite your stance on the romantic color, pink has always made a statement.  remember jackie o’s chanel suit?  any outfit worn by elle woods in legally blonde?  timeless right?  the subdued version of the candy color, blush, is the new “it” shade of the home decor world.  the swoon-worthy pink brings color while balancing existing neutral undertones like my old faithful, gray.  whether you want to add a blush touch or order a pink sofa, one thing’s for sure…people will be blushing for dusty pink.

 

blush interior featuring valspar blushing bride color and an intricate wallpaper design in the center
photo via lowes/trevor tondro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

make it pop like pink champagne

blush pairs beautifully with other colors.  a soothing blush paves the way for a bold color to be the star of your palette.  a pop of navy or citrine is the perfect companion to the reigning champ of the neutral world.  the versatility of the soft pastel makes the color seamless to integrate into any design.  think pink with some of my favorite blush accents to incorporate into your own design scheme.

 

pillow // mirror // side table // throw

always look on the pink side

tip: a rosy toss pillow is the perfect touch of pink without having to transform your whole palette.  try adding a rosy throw blanket to add a dash of romance.  if you are feeling glamorous, mix your rosy hues with metallics.  gold, silver, and copper will stand out when paired with blush pink and create a luxurious look.  i suggest a pink boucle fabric.  the boucle will add an alluring texture to make a statement in any space.

pink and black spiraal staircase in hotel lobby with hardwood floors
photo via domino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

not just for barbie girls

you may be wondering, “can i incorporate blush into a bachelor pad?!?”  rest easy, pink can be styled for a masculine vibe.  imagine how handsome pink can be when paired with dark grey or black.  you can make a vibrant statement in an entryway or your dressing room. pink will flatter every skin tone (or shoe collection).

 

a modern living room with black painted stairs and white and black striped hexagon table. Beside the table is a modern blush chair with a gold frame.
photo via mydomaine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

you’re making me blush!

the rosé love extends beyond the interiors world.  the fashion world is tickled pink.  marc jacob’s spring collection brought the pastel power.  this year the oscars red carpet became a celebration of demure gowns and romantic suiting, see jason momoa and lisa bonet.  the pink movement has hit the high streets with ultra-feminine dresses and sporty-chic athleisure wear.  here are a few items i am blushing over this season.

 

suitcase // sneakers // ring // nail polish // rose // scarf // soak // sandals

 

christian dior once said, “the tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” whether you’re interested in a blush accent or looking to refresh a tired room, DHNY can help you start seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.  share your flushed moments in the comments below.