Blush and bashful sounds fussy and frou-frou, like the wedding of Steel Magnolia’s Shelby Eatenton Latcherie. However, this color combo is far from a crinoline filled bridesmaid dress.
The blush craze started again back in 2013 and is still going strong. Blush is rosy, warm, and exudes sophistication. It requires a trained eye to stay away from sweet princess pink and lean towards a pinky-gray that’s flirty and feminine. This bedroom by Jonathan Savage is a perfect example.
In this lady’s lounge designed by 2016 Southeast Designer of the Year, Amy Morris, I’m reminded of the inside of a conch shell complete with an opulent gold stamped wallpaper by Clay McClauren Studio.
While blush may be the it color for spring, it transends seasons when paired with its “richer cousin” rust. Hunter green unexpectedly enters the mix via throw pillows and proves to be a well-chosen complement to the balanced pair.
Below is blush paired with a green-gray wall color in this room designed by River Spencer. The drapery features an ultra feminine pattern, Chinois Palais by Mary McDonald for Schumacher. The dainty vanity lamp and velvet stools with curved legs reinforces that this room is strictly for the ladies.
Here’s one of my all time favorite rooms designed by Melanie Turner that features the same fabric on the drapery.
I’m determined to find that special place in my own home where I can indulge in a bit of blush and bashful even if it’s just a tiny corner in my dressing area.