A style statement to make you blush
WE HAVEN’T seen it since the ’80s – just like your blue eye shadow palette – but blush is back in a big way.
It’s lining the shelves of every furniture and decor store and it’s not just on-trend, it’s one of the key colours of the season. And, just quietly, I love it.
There’s something about those muted hues of pink that looks so lovely and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be to style blush into your space and make it work for you.
I find blush to be one of those non-offensive or in-your-face colours that blends seamlessly into most existing spaces.
However keep it simple. While blush is beautiful and muted, it’s still a statement, so allow the colour to be the hero and surround it with streamlined and low-key styling.
Here are two different ways I like to utilise blush in my interior spaces.
Blush interiors can often feel quite girlie and romantic, so by introducing a touch of black for depth and darker greys, this can give your space a boost of luxury chic.
Together with more masculine styling and pops of greenery instead of florals, you can create an elegant room and remove that girlie feel.
I like to use a strelitzia nicolai for greenery or a beautifully structured fiddle leaf fig.
Introduce darker timber furniture, small elements of black metal and striking decor to finish your look.
For a softer, less structured look, a lighter selection of colour using a range of neutrals and whites will give you a more relaxed feel.
However the mix of neutrals and blush can appear to blend together and lose that sense of contrast, so create interest with patterned fabrics, texture and interesting furniture pieces.
This beautiful hue of musky pink complements all types of metal but flows best with copper and rose gold due to their similar tones.
Mid to light-coloured timber furniture works best to create that softer look – consider birch, ash or even blackbutt.
Add bright and fresh decor and a beautiful bunch of soft pink or white roses to complete your space.
Like everything, blush will have a use-by date (just like that crimped fringe and black velvet scrunchie that was so popluar in the 1980s). If you’re one who likes to chop and change, I suggest you limit your new blush interiors to decor, throws and cushions, which are easily and cost-effectively replaceable in years to come when mission brown and burnt orange are the new blush.
A beautiful blush bedroom.
A gorgeous cafe in Byron Bay.
The Finlay lounge by Domayne Maroochydore.