A MODERN TOUCH OF PINK: How to Decorate With Blush Hues
BLUSH AND BENI OURAIN
I have a double crush, on the combination of blush pink design elements and Beni Ourain rugs. The Beni Ourain is a stylistic paradox, with striking designs that are both ancient yet ageless. A selective and sparse composition make the Beni Ourain a perfect design complement to modern style. But what happens when you throw in a modern touch of pink? Stand out styling and the perfect recipe for chic interior design.
Victoria of SF Girl says:
"Pale pink is just so timeless, and it always adds a touch of glamour — whether the look is traditional, or leans towards a much more modern edge. [When you] blend both modern and traditional into a brand new and eclectic point of view. Tall ceilings with ornate crown moldings get an update with a splash of pink paint, some wild lighting fixtures or a contemporary plush sofa. Make it pink velvet and it’s even more on [stylish]. When it comes to adding color to my home, i always seem to come back to blush. it just blends so well with so many other colors, and most especially i love it with a bit of deep blue. whether it’s just a subtle dab of the palest blush, or walls drenched in the lovely color, pink really has a way of warming up a space. i also think it’s quite complementary to our complexions — so there’s always that to consider. here are some inspiring bits of blush for you to consider on your next hunt for color."
A Handsome Neutral
In the past decade, pink has seen a surge in popularity. From the runways of Gucci and Altuzarra to the fine dining restaurants of London and Paris, pink has proven itself to be an enduring and complex color. It is a fascinating shade that can give off a multitude of different vibes, either delicate and strong depending on the level of brightness or saturation. Ethereal pinks that have just a hint of color can even act as a neutral and an interesting alternative to beige. When used with luxury textures, like velvet or marble, a pink hue can chic, rich, and sexy. Pink is flattering to the skin tone. And pink can be handsome and masculine also, when paired with blacks.
"Shades from Peony to Salmon Peach make hearts flutter. They can be sexy without being flashy. While painting an entire room pink can seem like a scary undertaking, small accents can really liven a room, and add luxury and interest to an otherwise neutral palette."
A Dose of Optimism
There’s a lot to love about pink. Some might balk at bubblegum or bright coral, but what about a blushy whispering rose, or copper, or apricot, peach, or lavender. Shades from Peony to Salmon Peach make hearts flutter. They can be sexy without being flashy. While painting an entire room pink can seem like a scary undertaking, small accents can really liven a room, and add luxury and interest to an otherwise neutral palette. Drops of bold salmon or soft shell can be worked into a space without it feeling overly feminine or girly. Try invigorating your decor with a splash of blush.
"Rose is in full bloom on social media, perhaps because women are increasingly being recognized for their accomplishments, or because we are craving optimism in a strange new world. Whatever the reason, pink is here to stay. And we are just fine with it."
Strong is The New Sexy
If you have men in the house, you may shy away from pink. But there is a place for a boldly feminine space. And there are plenty of men out there who secretly love the color, and there is nothing wrong with that. Balance is a key element in decorating. If you use both feminine and masculine accents in equal measure, the results can be stunning and statement making. Balance the feminine and masculine furniture and accessories in a room to create a timeless look of comfort and luxury.
Rose is in full bloom on social media, perhaps because women are increasingly being recognized for their accomplishments, or because we are craving optimism in a strange new world. Whatever the reason, pink is here to stay. And we are just fine with it. In fact, pink is the color or love and gardens. A renaissance of the rosy hue is a show of female strength and beauty.
How many of your have ever considered the mix of a crocodile-print club chair down with coppery accessories and a blush coffee table book? It’s a combination that comes straight out of the design portfolio of Kelly Wearstler.
Here is a list of ways you can add your favorite shade of pink to our own home.
- The pink sofa
- Pink accent pillows
- Pink, black, and leopard or snakeskin
- Pink, black and checkered
- Pink flowers - roses or peonies
- Vintage pink objects
- Pink drapery
- Pink walls
- A pink piece of art
Grounded in Luxury
Certain shades of pink can be understated and modern. They can project a sense of calm and sophistication when mixed with organic materials, like natural woods, wool, leather, and stone. Pink is one of those colors that offer a complete color palette all on its own, where you can use several different shades to complete a look in a room. A room that features multiple shades of pink can create a feeling of tranquility, or make a purposeful personality statement. Pink can be a positive, mood-lifting color that adds a sense of softness to a space that by grounded in luxury materials or stark mid century modern lines.
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity… something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”
- Henri Matisse