Simple ways to make your home blush

Gone are the days of sugary hues and bold brights, pink is back with a (soft, soothing and versatile) bang. For many a year pink was silently categorised as a ‘girl’s’ colour and the overuse of punchy bright shades resulted in its popularity falling. However 2016 has seen pink make a come back, from fashion to interiors, rose, blush and dusky pale pink shades are everywhere. Interior designers and brands have embraced this trend and it’s now easier than ever to add this calming colour to your home.

As interior fans we’ve rounded up our favourite ways to introduce pink in to your home.

1. Those finishing touches


Dusky pinks and soft greys create a modern yet romantic feel in a bedroom (Image: Sheer Luxe Pinterest)


Make succulents blush with these ceramic planters (Image: Ella James on

Blush and sage bathroom accessories (Image: Tidbits & Twine)


Pale pink dinnerware (Image: Next Pinterest)


Don’t forget the floor! This velvety blush rug adds great texture and subtle colour to a room. (Image: Cox and Cox Pinterest)

2. Decorate!

Farrow & Ball Calamine walls paired with traditional brass light fitting (Image: Christine Gatti for Huffington Post)

This Cinder Rose roll top bath adds a soft pop of colour (Image: Farrow & Ball)


Peignoir’s big dose of grey creates a soft atmosphere (Image: Apartment Therapy)


Pick a wallpaper with a dusky pink base, such as Bumble Bee (Image: Farrow & Ball Pinterest)


Gentle Setting Plaster creates a timeless feel anywhere in the home (Image: Farrow & Ball)

3. Create a colour pairing


Pair with vibrant turquoise and sophiscated navy for a considered theme (Image: Little Big Bell Pinterest)


Dusky tones and deep navy create a grown up feel to any living space (Image: Love Your Home Pinterest)


Rose, white, copper and inky black work together with the natural wood to created a sophisticated scandi-feel in this dining too (Image: Casa Vogue)

Pink tones lose any sugary notes when paired with grey (Image: VKV Visuals Pinterest)

4. Go big (but subtle)

Be brave and bold and shy away from neutral furniture choices. This Loaf Young Bean Sofa in Pale Rose Vintage Linen instantly becomes a statement piece when placed in a crisp white environment. (Image: Loaf)


Add the dusky tones of this ‘Five’ pouf by Muuto to a Gustavian room for an instant modern feel. (Image: Mutto)

Stig low back dining chairs from

This Stig dining chair set in dusky pink add a grown up elegance to a dining space. (Image:

Header image: Farrow & Ball pinks (left to right) Calamine No 230, Cinder Rose No 246, Pink Ground No 202, Peignoir No 286 and Middleton Pink No 245

The Chromologist


The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...

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