I know what you are thinking, “PINK?” But, stay with me. Pink has come a long way. I’m not talking bubblegum pink or that awful mid-tone rose pink that was so popular in 60’s bathrooms. (You know what I’m talking about.) My granny had one that- while spectacular in it’s granny-ness- was not a good look. I really wish I had a photo of it. She was so cute, she wanted everything to match, so she would search all over town to find the exact same shade of pink for her shower curtain and hand towels. She owned that pink and made it work.
I googled “1960’s pink bathroom” and found this photo that looks exactly like my granny’s old bathroom (minus the wallpaper).
Anyway, I’m talking about blush pink. When done right, blush can be subtle, sophisticated and provide a really nice neutral to ground a room. It pairs nicely with a huge range of colors- black, grey, navy, indigo, cream, tan, moss green- the list goes on and on. And it looks amazing with copper or brass.
We recently painted the baby’s bathroom blush and I am in love with it! (Pictures to come soon, we’re still in the process of changing the fixtures.) Her bedroom is white, so I haven’t really gone super girlie with any of her decor yet. When it came time to paint her bathroom, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use blush. I almost painted our master bedroom blush- and I totally would- but since we just painted it a year ago, I figured I’d leave it be for a while.
We picked several options, painted swatches on the wall, then left them for probably 3 months. It was kind of fun that way, because every time we had guests over they would vote on which color was their favorite. The baby’s bathroom is also the hall bathroom, so we got a lot of opinions. Almost nobody picked the shade that we decided on, but whatever- it’s my house. The color we chose was Benjamin Moore Bashful. I really wanted it to be the one, so I could tell people that her colors are “blush and bashful” but ultimately we chose it because it was the best. The Steel Magnolias connection is just a fun bonus. We paired it with brushed brass fixtures and I am obsessed.
I guess what I’m saying is that you should pick a room in your house and paint it blush… now. You won’t regret it.
Here are 7 of my favorite blush pink rooms.
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