At first blush

Blush … it’s a colour that the International design gurus of all things cool in the world of interiors are saying is going to be big in 2021. For many designers these beautiful blush tones are now considered a neutral. So, for spaces that would have previously been painted white these are now being painted shades of blush. And it’s easy to see why this shade is so popular; it’s soft, calming and neutral with just a hint of warmth and of course is oh so cool at the moment!

Due to the delicate nature of this shade, it really is best to pair with a clean white. My favourite is Resene Alabaster. Blush lends itself to character homes or homes with details; think decorative trims, wall paneling and ornate skirtings and scotia. My personal feeling is that contemporary homes, particularly those that have been square stopped have lines that are a little too hard for this delicate hue.

So, what are my favourite shades of blush you ask? They have to be Resene Blanched Pink and Resene Soothe. All images sourced from Pinterest.

All images sourced from Pinterest


Stylists tip: This delicate shade pairs itself beautifully with gold details and greenery, so go buy those potted leafy plants.


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