Blush Crush: The Color of Love

February 14, 2020

The month of Love is here again and we welcome February by sharing our Blush Crush, the color that ‘softens’ Life with its lollipop and roses . . . The color pink so often is seen as a girly-girly color, too cute and bubbly, and all the rest of the phroo phroos. But we are here to say that if pink is applied tastefully and in combination with the right elements, it is a color that makes a great statement and speaks softy about true beauty. The last couple of years we see it more and more, proclaiming the power of pastels in every room of the house. Inspired by the month of Love, we are going to share our favorite rooms that the ‘feminine’ color has a dynamic input in all design elements.

This country house in Sancerre, France, for instance, displays immense charm and character. I don’t know if I could imagine such a treasure in any other color. The ombre of pink and blush here and there gives the facade depth and a lovely invitation, saying, “Please come right in!” Image Source: Architectural Digest.

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Here, the unabashed presence of these pink chairs by Suzanne Kassler invites you in, and promises right away the classic elegance that follows in this coastal home.


The pink walls here make a beautiful backdrop for this colorful and inviting sitting nook–a little bit ethnic, a little bit artistic. From: The Nordroom


The Blush floral wallpaper here speaks wonders for this exotic guest room in the Bahamas by Miles Redd


This would be my kind of Pink spot! Looking out the window and sitting at this lucite desk with these gorgeous blush accents, for sure I could turn a hectic work day into something really rosy . . .


Pink tile Bathroom

I don’t know about anyone else but I grew up disliking pink bathrooms. It was a staple sometime around the ’60s and it was a dated ‘grandma’ look. But tell me if I am mistaken that this bathroom by Borden Interiors Group isn’t to die for! I beyond love it. It inspires me to extend my horizons when I am picking up tile, knowing it is okay to take risks because it can definitely pay off.

This bathroom also is captivating with its simplicity and the beautiful marriage of the soft pink and neutrals. by Home Designing


There is no doubt that there is nothing boring in this kitchen. For many it may be too much, but in the eyes of Michelle Nussbaumer, anything is possible! The pink cabinets make a soft statement and they are the great liaison between the navy, the cement tile and the Mayan-inspired mural by artist Francisco Moreno.


Happy, clean, and elegant, this breakfast nook in a new traditional style by Suzanne Kassler is the perfect spot to gather, eat and play. It feels fresh and stimulates the senses with a dose of sophistication.


A painting by Catharina Chapuis in this beautiful setting speaks the tone of the color palette. Beautifully selected pieces one after the other in this traditional living room designed by Courteney Giles carry the pink/blush palette in true balance and harmony. As always pink, chocolate browns and neutrals make a great color marriage.


Equally beautiful, this pink sofa duo and the skillfully picked art by Amanda Barnes Interiors make a huge statement in this otherwise plain room. Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck

pink kitchen cabinetsPink stands out beautifully with dark grays and blacks, and especially softens the austere harsh surfaces with a tone saying, “just chill”! I love the juxtaposition of the painting in this clean contemporary setting! Image: French Quarter

pink headboard panel

I know many people may think that pink is a girl’s room color, but in Feng Shui, Pink is considered the number one color choice for a bedroom as a symbol of love and harmony. In the example above, you see that a bedroom can be sophisticated and clean with a touch of pink or blush and not be too candy-like. Image: Making nice in the Midwest


Or with an unexpectedly eclectic feel of vibrant combined colors and Scandinavian prints that we use here at Chroma Home.


pink wall color

As you see, pink it doesn’t need to be much… An accent wall painted pink is enough to make a huge impact even to most minimalistic decor. Image Source: The Socialite Family


If nothing else a pink door is plenty sufficient to give the soft accent touch. Image Source: Nordsjo

Even a pair (or two) of vases or other accessories are enough to do the magic, as in this entry hall by Caitlin Wilson

  1. Pink and Neutral Area Rug
  2. Abstract Throw Pillow
  3. Pink Coral table Lamp
  4. Faux Fur Ottoman
  5. Pink Porcelain Urn Vase
  6. Dropping Petals Art
  7. Pink Accent Cabinet
  8. Pink and White Glass Vase
  9. Pink Crochet Throw


valentine's table setting

Still not sure about pink? At least have a seat at a  beautiful tablescape and allow the eye candy! Image Source: Elle Decor

Happy Valentine’s Day!



  1. Carla Aston - February 15, 2020

    Lovely pinks here! They look so fresh and remind me of spring.

    • Maria Degange - February 15, 2020

      Thank you Carla for visiting us!

  2. Janet Lorusso - February 15, 2020

    So many pretty pink rooms here, but I could sit in that alcove with the lucite desk all day long – so beautiful!

    • Maria Degange - February 15, 2020

      Yes, that would be a magical spot for me!

  3. Jeri - February 15, 2020

    Hard not to love pink when Suzanne Kasler does it – just saw her great room in Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House. These are great pieces of pink inspiration!

    • Maria Degange - February 15, 2020

      She is one of my favorites Jeri, thank you for stopping by!

  4. Mary Ann Benoit - February 15, 2020

    Wow, that French country house is amazing and I love all your examples, especially the entry with the Suzanne Kasler chairs. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wendy - February 16, 2020

    I was never a fan of blush but just did a clients master bedroom blush and I’m loving it.

    • Maria Degange - February 16, 2020

      Same here Wendy, and now I am so tickled to start a pink project! Thank you for stopping by…

  6. Leslie Carothers - February 16, 2020

    What beautiful blush inspiration, Maria! You and I have similar taste in what we like, and I especially love that flooring in the entry by Suzanne Kasler and the lucite desk by the window. Dreamy!

    • Maria Degange - February 16, 2020

      Thank you Leslie! I really appreciate you give us the opportunity to share our posts. I am grateful for your generosity and the plethora of information you provide, it is true wealth!

  7. Christina Rodriguez - February 16, 2020

    My grandmother always had a pink bathroom. I love seeing pink used as a neutral in some of these photos!

    • Maria Degange - February 16, 2020

      I know what you mean Chris, our very first house was built in the 60s and we had that typical pink tile with the black accent, ha ha!
      Thank you for visiting my blog!

  8. Donna - February 16, 2020

    This color is stunning! I wish I had the opportunity to use it more often. It looks like it’s sticking around for a while so that’s a great thing. Love the inspiration you shared!

  9. Lisa Peck - February 16, 2020

    Love all the pink inspiration. So many varieties of style and all using this timelessly appealing color!

  10. Sheri Bruneau - February 17, 2020

    There is so much pink inspiration here in your blog. The pink tile bathroom was one that had me scroll back to just sit and stare. While yes, we have pulled out our fair share of pink tubs and toilets, that pink bathroom had me drooling.

    • Maria Degange - February 17, 2020

      Yeah, I wish I could put all different angles of that bathroom Sheri because it was absolutely fabulous! It really got me thinking too, how willing would I be to make that choice, but I absolutely love it. They put the same in shower too, which was another surprise.
      Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!


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