Crushing On: Blush

If you would have told me several years ago that I would be writing an article about loving pink I would have laughed in your face. As a former tom boy raising four boys pink is not usually a part of my daily life. I have even been known to say that I, uh hum, hated it. While that may have been a bit harsh, it was far from my favorite color. Looking back I don’t think that it had to do with the actual color as much as it did to the meaning I attached to it. Pink was girly. Pink was frilly and fru fru and for girls who liked shopping for dresses and wearing lipstick. You get the idea. It was more of a mindset than anything. While I still loath shopping at the mall, I have warmed up to the color pink especially the subtle version I like to call “blush”.

what i'm crushing on

 

I picked out some examples of how you can incorporate pink into your home. Since I love doors so much (I do have a whole pinterest board devoted to them) let’s start there.

 

A pink door can be more modern like this one that has a Palm Springs vibe with the cactus.

 

pink front door

Lonny Magazine

 

Or it can have a more rustic feel like this Dutch door.  How cute is that mat?

 

pink dutch door

One Kings Lane

 

If you are extra bold, you could paint your entire house pink! I am not sure if I could do it to my home but if I ever come into some money and build a guest house, it may just be pink stucco with lots of window boxes.

 

pink house

Tumbler

 

Do you have an older house with “outdated” pink tile? Embrace it! All you need to do is add some modern touches like new faucets, mirrors and lights.

 

pink bathroom tile

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I think this one is my favorite!

pink bathroom

Oh Happy Day

 

I have been seeing lots of pink velvet chairs and sofas floating around.  Paired with the right accessories and art and it will look chic instead of childish.

 

pink sofa

Anthropologie

 

While the Anthropologie sofa may break the bank, this chair would be a good way to add some pink without the full commitment to a larger piece.

 

pink chair

Target

 

 

Worried you will fall out of love with your blush colored furniture? Add pillows instead. They are easily changed out if you change your mind. I added these for Valentine’s Day, but I have to tell you, I may keep them up year round. They have grown on me!

 

valentine-gallery-wall

simple-valentines-decor

Stacy Risenmay

 

Along with pillows, throws are another inexpensive way to add this color to your space.

 

pink bedroom

Katie La Vive

 

Think pink is only for the living room? Think again! I am loving these pale pink bar stools.

 

white and gold kitchen

Caitlin Wilson Via Beckie Owens

 

These bowls would be the perfect touch for open shelving. They remind me of the pink depression glass my mom had displayed in our kitchen area when I was growing up.

 

pink dishes

Urban Outfitters

 

If you are brave enough, you could paint a whole room blush like I did for this preteen’s bedroom.

 

pink-and-gold-pillows

Stacy Risenmay

 

If a whole room makes you nervous, pick a feature wall to paint. I can honestly say I never would have thought to paint brick pink, but I LOVE this!

 

pink brick feature wall

Little Greene

 

This pink feature wall is the perfect backdrop for this office space.

 

pink office

Oh Happy Day

 

 

So what do you think? Are you a long time lover of all things pink or are you just now warming up to the idea like I am? How have you used pink in your own space? 

 

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