Color crush: blush

Scott asked me the other night if I have ever designed a pink room that wasn’t intended for a little girl. I painted my bathroom in my Brooklyn apartment Behr’s Delicate Blush because soft pink is absolutely the most flattering color, and a single girl could get away with having a pink bathroom. But I told him that there are so many other applications where pink would work in a couple’s home or the family abode. He encouraged me to do a pink decorating post in honor of breast cancer awareness month, so here it is folks.

Pink is not just for little girls, frills and lace. My new favorite shade of blush actually works as a sophisticated neutral. Pair it with navy, charcoal, mushroom or gold.
(Image: DecorPad)
Blush and navy living room
Or use shades of blush to warm up a monotone palette.
Blush bedroom scene
Add romance and glamour to any room with a subtle rose tone on the walls.
(Image: Bryn Alexandra)
Blush dining room
Let the pale shade play up a dramatic contrast with black.
(Image: Lonny, March 2011)
Blush nook
Invite one unexpected blossom-colored item into a room.
(Image: Indulgy via Decor8)
Blush sofa
Ready to add a touch of pink to your house? I did a little research and fell in love with more than a few things.
Blushing Blush 2
San Diego’s Craigslist has amazing blush-colored offerings right now. You lucky ducks! I want this mid-century pastel pink-enameled metal desk in a bad way. I can see this bench in an entryway. I would just paint the scroll frame–maybe black, charcoal or gray. And I would purchase this table and chairs because it is way too good of a deal to pass up (not pictured on my board because the photo wasn’t great).

The shell photo, vintage perfect lamp, knobs, rug and curtains offer the perfect way to start accessorizing a room with blush details.

Each of these paints are fantastic. If you’re afraid to put a room in the pink, try painting just the ceiling, one wall or a piece of furniture.

Do you have any pink in your house?