A style state­ment to make you blush

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - with Danni Mor­ri­son For more in­te­rior de­sign in­spi­ra­tion visit www.de­sign­by­danni.com

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.

PHOTO: APRIL FORD AGENCY

A beau­ti­ful blush bed­room.

PHOTO: RIKKI LAN­CASTER

A gor­geous cafe in By­ron Bay.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The Fin­lay lounge by Do­mayne Ma­roochy­dore.

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