5 Stunning Ways to Decorate with Blush; The Color of 2020

I am crushing on....or maybe even "blushing" over this pink trend. It's not a new color per say. It's has been considered the "millenial pink" since 2016 but it has truly caught my eye this year.

Benjamin Moore's 2020 color of the year is First Light, which is in fact that same pink shade I have been totally lovin' on.

Blushy pinks are a subtle, easy on the eyes type of color. It's that perfect excuse to put pink on your walls without it being that aggressive hot pink we want to avoid. Plus, it's finally made a way for other rooms to get a taste of this color besides a nursery or little girl's room. Let's dive in and see some fresh ways to decorate with this yummy hue of pink without it feeling too overwhelming.

Here's a Mood Board from thespruce.com to get the inspiration flowing... Consider assembling a Mood Board for your next decor/paint project and check out https://thekdesignco.com/blog/how-to-create-a-mood-board/

for some Mood Board Inspiration!


If you are wanting to add just a splash of pink to your walls, do what Linda from The Home I Create did. Consider an accent wall. It is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful artwork or even a tasteful gallery wall.


Look how well blush goes with a violet gray on the walls....

(Works well with Taupe as well. Think Stonehearth by Benjamin Moore or Poised Taupe by Sherwin Williams)


Wouldn't we all love to live the majority of our lives in this living room?

This is a subtle way to use those blushy pinks, while still making a statement.

Curtains, a few flowers on the coffee table, and some books. Done and done.

Oh, and if you're looking for a steal of a deal on curtains, check out JC Penneys.


Let's not let the inside hog all of this blush!

Photo cred: thecameronteam.net

If you have a white exterior and are wondering what color your front door should be, think pink! What a calming way to say, Welcome Home.



Pink pillows, a throw and some flowers. If you have a dominantly grey and white room, this is a simple and inexpensive way to introduce some color into the mix.


I love how Setting for Four introduced pink into this entryway but were still able to keep it somewhat masculine with the black rug. Now the Mr. and Mrs. are both happy!

Here are a few helpful tid-bits when using these blush colors:

-Colors to AVOID when using blushy pinks:

Clean yellows or reds

Bright or Dull Oranges


-Colors that sing alongside Blushy pinks:


Violet Gray


Creams and Whites


Forest Greens

-Accent Blush with:

Copper and Gold


(Think coffee tables, mirrors, lighting)

If you are wanting your home to be a relaxing sanctuary, consider using a blush pink. It brings a feeling of refreshment and cheerfulness yet is also chic and sophisticated.

Here are a few colors that are my favorite that you may want to try out for yourself:

First Light: Benjamin Moore

Rosy Outlook: Sherwin Williams

White Dogwood Pink: Sherwin Williams

Frosted Petal: Benjamin Moore

If you are having trouble and need some help choosing the perfect color palette for your home I have a unique color system that I use to get colors right...Every. Single. Time. ;)

Contact me at 970-773-6012 or message me at alisa@theonlinecolorconsultant. Click here to learn more.

Happy painting!



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