9 Stylish Rooms That Prove Blush Is the New Black

pink chairs
Hanna Tveite for The Line

When Pantone announced its famous Colors of the Year for 2016, no one quite imagined how big the blush trend would become in everything from interiors to clothing to drinks. The rush for blush has even invaded the realm of celebrity baby names: This September, Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine named their firstborn daughter Dusty Rose. But just as we prefer our rosé on the drier side, we don’t like our blush interiors to be too sweet.

The blush we’re drawn to these days is more sophisticated than sugary, more gender-neutral than overtly girly. Consider it the new neutral for your home, with dustier versions of the color spanning trends all four seasons. I’ll admit that I used to think that light pink was only for spring and summer, but lately I’m digging the warmth that a little bit of blush adds to an interior for fall and winter. When it comes to finding the perfect shade to soften any space, we’re happy to make you blush.

Blush Sofa

Sarah Sherman Samuel

A blush sofa creates a year-round fresh, Cali-cool look for any living room. Picking the right shade is key: Opt for a lighter, more nude-inspired rosy hue that will soften the room with a light feminine touch without being too pretty in pink. Mix in camel leather chairs, shiny brass lighting, and lush green plants for a natural and inviting lounge space.

Muuto Rest 2 Seater Sofa $3895

Blush Rug

Brooke Holm ; DESIGN: We Are Huntly

A blush rug shows how to introduce an element of soft, neutral sophistication without sacrificing the bold, modern, masculine vibe of the space. Among dramatic, architectural black-and-white design details, the dusty rose rug brings warmth and approachability.

ABC Home Color Reform Spectrum Overdyed Rug 5’7"x8'6" $1400

Blush Accent Wall

Jenna Peffley for MyDomaine ; DESIGN: Joyce Pickens and Caroline Walkup

Not willing to commit to a completely blush room (or an entire wall, for that matter)? Grab a paintbrush and try your hand at color blocking. What we love about a light blush shade that’s in between peach and pink is the way it adds artistic, painterly interest to the wall without overwhelming the space with contrast. The beauty is in the imperfections, such as uneven paint drips and unfinished hand-painted edges, that give this entryway its very own unique personality.

Farrow & Ball No. 202 Pink Ground $99

Blush Chairs

Hanna Tveite for The Line

A blush accent chair or two is a great way to dip your toe into light-pink tones. This perfect pair provides a pop of color and a sense of symmetry to a warm, neutral living room layout.

Anthropologie Losange Chair in Shell
Anthropologie Losange Chair $1,098

Blush Wall Art and Rug

Fantastic Frank

When it comes to Scandinavian minimalism, a little bit of soft color goes a long way. In this living room, the cleaner, more pastel shade of light pink enhances the brightness of a whitewashed interior. And what better way to make sure the entire space blends than to include a gradient that fades to white?

Diego Marcozzi "Fresh" $768

Blush Breakfast Nook

Chris Patey for MyDomaine ; DESIGN: Consort Design

A blush breakfast nook is the perfect spot to enjoy rosé all day—in pillow form, of course. We love the depth and dimension you get by mixing levels of color within a focused palette of soft pink pillows, including the play of painterly brushstroke patterns off solid velvet textures.

Blush Bookshelf

living room
Tia Borgsmidt

A blush-hued bookshelf accent wall in this cool Copenhagen home provides a stylish and understated pop of color to enhance a rustic loft look. Using a subtly darker and dustier shade of pink brings out just the right amount of warm tones in the exposed beams and natural wood floors and gives a chic backdrop to collected décor, knickknacks, and family photos.

Farrow & Ball No. 286 Peignoir $99

Blush Accent Chair

Annette O’Brien

Some might say that blush is the new black, but in reality, the two colors make great friends in any space. In combination with black and chartreuse shades, the blush items in this room are a stunning visual reminder that spaces are sometimes chicest when you pick an accent color that can be used in décor throughout to tie the whole look together. In this case, take note of the chair, the art, the flowers, and the recommended reading.

Wire Frame Slipper Chair
West Elm Wire Frame Slipper Chair, in Distressed Velvet, Light Pink $698 $489

Blush Headboard

Jack Hobhouse ; DESIGN: Dyer Grimes Architects

The river rock color palette in this elegant bedroom combines dusty, muted earth tones for an overall effect of natural calm. The blush headboard brings the masculine and feminine shades into balance for a stylish and soothing night’s rest.

Tufted Wingback Headboard in Shell
Anthropologie Slub Velvet Tufted Wingback Headboard in Shell $1948

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