This Pink Paint Color Is "Sophisticated and Soft But Definitely Not Too Sweet"

Updated 05/06/19

Last year, Millennial Pink was the hue of the moment. Everything from velvet accent chairs and chic sofas to marble countertops could be found in the signature shade of blush. Though the once-popular hue has waned in popularity, our love of pink is still going strong (see exhibits A, B, and C). In search of shades of the traditionally flirty tone that feel fresh, we tapped some of our favorite interior designers for their expert-approved picks.

Spanning a soft yet saturated blush pink that's inviting and warm to a delicate shade that pairs well with bright whites and metallic finishes, these are the colors the pros are crushing on—and honestly, we don't blame them. They're sublimely subtle, decidedly modern, and completely swoon-worthy. Ahead, interior designers weigh in on the pink paint colors they swear by, including a shade that's "sophisticated and soft but definitely not too sweet."

Pink Ground by Farrow & Ball

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Julia Robbs ; DESIGN: Tali Roth

"I love Farrow & Ball Pink Ground," gushes Tali Roth. "It's a neutral, so depending on the context it is in, it can read as more pink or more beige, which works well for the way I design spaces."

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground $110

Sweet Pastel by Valspar

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Tessa Neustadt ; DESIGN: Brady Tolbert

"It is a really soft yet saturated blush pink tone that gives the walls a really pretty warmth and is inviting and happy without looking like you painted the walls with Pepto-Bismol," recommends Brady Tolbert.

Valspar Sweet Pastel $35

Pirouette by Devine Color

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Zeke Ruelas ; DESIGN: Emily Henderson

"I have loved and used this color in a few different rooms," confesses Emily Henderson. "It is just the right tone of pink that can work in any space without it looking too young our juvenile."

Devine Color Pirouette $25

Melted Ice Cream by Benjamin Moore

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Lindsay Salazar Photography ; DESIGN: Studio McGee

"The soft pink color is a beautiful delicate shade," says Shea McGee. "It makes a great background to showcase bright whites, bolder colors, and metallic finishes."

Benjamin Moore Melted Ice Cream $37

El Mirage by Portola Paints & Glazes

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Tessa Neustadt ; DESIGN: Stefani Stein

"I worked with Portola Paints & Glazes to create the perfect pink hue with a bit of an edge for one of my projects," explains Stefani Stein. "After a few tweaks, we came up with El Mirage—a pale pink with a hint of dusty lilac," she tells MyDomaine. "It's sophisticated and soft, but definitely not too sweet."

Portola Paints & Glazes El Mirage $37

Want more designer-approved paint recommendations? Up next, here are seven white paints interior designers turn to time and again.

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