How to Warm Up a Room With Romantic Blush
See the world through rose-colored glasses with a dreamy palette that will soften even the hardest of spaces.
Calming, elegant and surprisingly versatile, baby-soft blush can bring warmth and playfulness to any room. Whether coupled with fresh neutrals or charcoal gray, the hints of blush in these homes will sweep you off your feet.
SHOPHOUSE, original photo on Houzz
Dusty-hued drapes. Nothing says romance like floor-to-ceiling curtains in the prettiest shade of pink. This delicate hue is best paired with a neutral palette for maximum impact.
Sophisticated gray. Cool, dark spaces can benefit from the softness of blush. A simple blanket or pillow cover is all that’s needed to make a monochromatic palette warm and welcoming without losing the grown-up feel.
Blush accents can introduce softness to a room featuring lots of hard materials such as marble, granite and metals.
Sweet William, original photo on Houzz
Sitting pretty. Eclectic and unexpected, a pink dining room table will bring a smile to your face at every meal. Kitsch, retro and just plain fun, it’s sure to take center stage, so the rest of the room is best kept low-key.
Tip: Do you have an old piece of furniture that needs an update? Applying a fresh coat of paint to breathe new life into it makes a fun and easy DIY weekend project. The hardest part will be finding just the right blush shade.
Penman Brown Interior Design, original photo on Houzz
Copper accents. Industrial copper and blush are a match made in home decor heaven. Set against an all-white background, the two hues — as seen with these pendant lights and baby-pink pillow and stool — make for a glamorous yet playful look.
Soft and sweet textiles. As the universal color of love, pink will bring an element of romance to your bedroom decor. A blush pillow or two sitting atop a bed of fluffy, white linens is utterly dreamy.
Soft blush is a soothing color to introduce into a child’s room. Add some tissue paper pompoms in white and soft pastels reminiscent of fluffy clouds to spark your child’s imagination and inspire sweet dreams.
H and G Designs, original photo on Houzz
Lush and blush. Some of the most beautiful plants have pale pink blooms — proteas, peonies and camellias to name a few — so there’s no doubt this hue pairs well with greenery. Think ivy, a string of pearls or another hanging variety for a relaxed, bohemian vibe.
When it comes to indoor plants, the more the merrier. They like company, so bring in a few, placing them against a blush background so they’ll really pop.
Coddington Design, original photo on Houzz
Mix textures. Think beyond paint and have fun using this pretty shade in interesting materials throughout your home. A pink velvet chesterfield sofa certainly makes a talking point, while silk drapes keep this living room light and airy.
Look for textiles in natural fibers such as wool and linen, which are more breathable and often feel better on the skin than synthetics.
Charles Vincent George Architects, Inc., original photo on Houzz
Bathroom blush. This delicate hue is the perfect color for a relaxing soak in the tub. Associated with tenderness and intuition, it has a harmonizing effect when used in its softest form.
Just a whisper. The most subtle wash of baby-soft color is a foolproof way to introduce pink to your home. The barely-there shade offers just enough tint to make a room look rosy while keeping things fresh and chic.