As some of you may know, in addition to running this oh-so-fabulous blog, I am also an interior designer and an online home decor retailer.I have recently found myself drawn to the world of photos on Instagram that display one of my favorite colors as of late: pink. Not just any pink, but that lovely, Spring-like blush pink. Although the official color of 2016, it seems as though blush (or "rose quartz") is here to stay, permeating into everything from fashion to decor.
If you know me, you will also know that I’m not a girly girl. However, blush pink has slowly crept its way into my wardrobe, into my accessories, and now I finding myself drawn to it for interiors.
There is one inhibiting factor to my dream of living in a girly pink cloud — an inhibiting factor that I imagine many of you will also face — and that is our male counterparts at home. Yes, Stag is sadly a little more reluctant to incorporate soft, feminine blush pink into our color scheme. “But how is that going to match our brown-leather-and-black-metal industrial ancient-library look?” he questions me when I hold up a pink cushion to buy for our home. Ah, the joys of cohabitation.
However, there are ways to bring in blush pink without it turning to a feminine scheme — as evidenced by many of these pictures. “Romantic industrial” is apparently a thing (as I’ve just learned in putting this post together), where light pink offsets the orange-copper of brick splendidly. It also works as an accent color against white and light grey, creating a calm scandi-esque feel. As an accent color, it also works incredibly well with a dark, moody charcoal grey.
Here are some rooms and looks that really get it right, incorporating blush pink in ways that look modern and fresh — and far from ‘girly.’