Even though Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is classic blue, the blush pink aesthetic that we grew to love with 2019’s Living Coral has staying power. Though the shade has seen a transition to earthier hues, we are seeing that warm undertones will continue to permeate home, office, and commercial designs moving forward.
Colors have the distinct ability to change our mood, and change our perceptions of a space.
The blush pink aesthetic takes many cues from bolder pink colors. Pink is often connected with romance, harmony, compassion and relaxation. Though the palette of rosy hues in a blush pink aesthetic is a bit more muted, those same feelings and moods are often elicited.
Subtle blush adds warmth, softness and serenity to a design. It can elicit refreshed feelings of coziness and calm. Earthier tones that take inspiration from those hues inspire memories of simpler times with fewer distractions.
Consider a few different ways to incorporate the varying shades of the blush pink aesthetic to designs.
Add pops of color with a little shine with touches of rose gold metallic. The warmer hue of the rose gold brings in an element of coziness, while the metallic shine grabs attention. A small planter with a rose gold hue can be an ideal accent for a bookshelf, or a solo statement piece on a tabletop.
Taking inspiration from the darker side of the color spectrum, earthier tones like matte terracottas and clay give the blush pink aesthetic a more mature finish. The darker hue often enables more dynamic designs, and allows for a bit more versatility in a space.
Paired with Neutrals
For the ultimate touch of coziness and hygge vibes, consider pairing elements with warm neutrals like soft whites and beiges. When paired with neutrals, the warm undertones of matte terracottas and rose golds are truly able to shine.
Consider checking out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.