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The Evolution of Blush

 Image via  Hannah Collins

Image via Hannah Collins

It’s no secret that pink has been huge for the past several years. It surfaced as Blush and was then coined “Millennial Pink,” which is only a little cringeworthy. When blush first came onto the scene it was an accent and usually paired with grey. It was so digestible the combo quickly made its way into the big box retail scene, marketed towards young females. 

Lately we’ve seen it in interiors as an accent and we’ve seen spaces layered with so many varying shades that blush can almost be seen as a neutral. The progression in popularity of this shade has been very interesting and I am smitten — so I'm calling this article The Evolution of Blush!

 Halo collection designed by me for Eastern Accents

Halo collection designed by me for Eastern Accents

The bed collection above that I designed for Eastern Accents went glam and played up rose, metallic and champagne tones. It was the first edition of blush to the line and the tailored glam look is big for us. It's had a great response and one of my favorite things is seeing my bedding out there in the wild, it's like sending your kid to college. 

 Samual Roberts Signature Spaces via Design NJ

Samual Roberts Signature Spaces via Design NJ

Every collection I design has a clear identity or lifestyle but I love to see them picked apart and pieces used here and there in unexpected ways. That would be the fun part for the designer, right? But that's for another blog post because it's not the case for the image above. Designer Samuel Roberts took the identity of the Halo bedding and made it complete with his room in the Mansion on May house featured in Design New Jersey.  Do you think it has staying power? Will someone look back on this in 20 years and say, "Oh, that must have been when Blush was big." 

 Image via Pinterest, designer unknown

Image via Pinterest, designer unknown

 Design by  Redmond Aldrich

Design by Redmond Aldrich

We see blush moving towards a warmer pink or the combination of pinks and peaches paired with tans and browns in paint, leather, wood and metals. Because Blush is here to stay and we are noticing it pop up in more traditional settings paired with rich wood and leather. The above image by, Redmond Aldrich is a perfect example. The lacquered taupe colored ceiling, paired with blush colored walls looks fashion forward in a traditional dining room setting.

 The Wing, NY

The Wing, NY

Another way we are seeing a warmer blush used is more mod. It’s all over furniture with dramatic curves and nods to the 80’s or Parisian Art Deco style. A perfect example is the above image the design of The Wing, New York’s first social club for women.

 Hotel Bienvenue, Paris

Hotel Bienvenue, Paris

 Hotel Bienvenue, Paris

Hotel Bienvenue, Paris

 Photo via Instagram  Violette_fr

Photo via Instagram Violette_fr

Blush may be one of the most versatile and long lasting color trends. Although there is no telling how many more years it will be hot on the scene, we hope this article has encouraged you to embrace it beyond a trend and incorporate it into your home!