Blush pink was first seen on the autumn/winter catwalks in Paris and Milan last season. It became really popular with fashionistas and it was quickly translated into the interior design world too. In fact, House Beautiful magazine recently named blush pink as their ‘colour obsession of the week’.
Forget Disney Princess pink walls and shabby chic ditzy floral furnishings, blush pink is a contemporary trend that should embody sophistication. It is characterised by soft hues, luxe fabrics and modern furniture.
Tipped to be the biggest interior design trend for 2014, blush pink can be used as an accent colour to bring a touch of elegance to an otherwise neutral interior, or it can be used liberally throughout a room to really make an impact.
Here are three ways you can use blush pink in your next room redesign:
1) Pair blush pink with beige and taupe for a fresh style
We love how House To Home Magazine have opted for beige and taupe tones, mixed with white and blush pink in this feature. This gives the room an elegant yet fresh and bright feel.
To recreate House To Home’s aesthetic in the photo above, opt for a warm light grey wall colour, such as Farrow and Ball’s Cornforth White. Look for coordinating furniture in beige and white tones, but stay away from anything too dark. We love how HouseToHome have mixed both beige and white, giving the room and bright and welcoming feel. Finally, add your blush pink accents to the room. We love the lamp shades pictured, but you could also opt for picture frames and artwork, scatter cushions or ornaments to achieve a similar effect.
2) Go for the ‘sophisticated ballerina’ look with soft, iridescent pinks
This take on blush pink is modern and sophisticated. Recall the soft, pale pink tones of ballet shoes, tulle tutus and satin ribbons, but keep the room looking elegant by mixing those pinks with dark wood furniture. Creamy white furnishings like cable knit throws will give this theme a hint of softness. These colours work well in bright rooms with plenty of natural light.
Incorporate blush pink into your room by choosing luxe, iridescent pink accessories, such as pillow cases and beaded lampshades. We love the upholstered seats in the photograph above. With this style, you must try and create the right kind of mood lighting for evenings – you don’t want anything too brash or harsh.
3) Make pink the focus of your room with a feature wall
Go all out and make blush pink the focal point of your room by embracing the feature wall! An ornate patterned wallpaper will create maximum impact, though you can experiment with a whole range of trendy options if papering isn’t your thing.
Clarke & Clarke
Instead of papering, you could paint your feature wall blush pink and arrange different sized photo frames for a modern style. We love how Clarke & Clarke have framed blush pink selections from their own wallpaper range in the photograph above – this would work perfectly for a feature wall!
Alternatively, wall stickers are increasingly growing with popularity in the interior design world. You could try a blush pink wall with floral decals as a unique way to create a focus point for the room.
Shop blush pink at FADS.co.uk
As you’d expect, we keep up with all the popular interior design trends here at FADS. You’ll find plenty of gorgeous blush pink pieces in our store too, perfect if you’re planning a redesign. Here are some of our favourite pieces:
From left to right:
Indira Pastel Peacock Floral Wallpaper from the Clarke & Clarke Showstoppers range. This luxurious wallpaper is perfect for a feature wall as it is pretty and decorative, but not overpoweringly so. The blush pink tones are accented with metallic highlights.
Jupiter Bracca Oniciate Marble Coffee Table. A contemporary piece of furniture for your living room. The table has only the slightest hint of pink and works well with other neutral colours.
Globetrotter Pink Wallpaper from the Clarke & Clarke Showstoppers collection. This quirky printed wallpaper features elegantly drawn landmarks in a dusky pink colour.