No, I'm not talking about the "Fifty Shades of Grey" due out on Valentine's Day, I am talking about the romantic and beautiful Benjamin Moore 2015 color palette "Blush". I will say, it does have my heart racing! And if you combine the blush with copper and gold metallics, it is hot, hot, hot! Everywhere I go, I see this combination and I love it!
It is beautiful how we see just a hint of color defining the pinks, whites, grey and green; and yet it really reads very monochromatic. And that is what you want! We have to be careful not to end up with an Easter egg basket or a cute, little girl's room. Attack these colors with a gentle hand. Follow a few simple rules to pull this off successfully.
- If you are painting the walls, go for a toned down, almost not-even-there pink paint. You will be surprised how much more pink it looks on the wall! Test a few colors on a full sheet of poster board and view it in the room at different times of day.
- Use several varying textures such as a glossy off-white table with a weathered wood tray and a copper candle. Combine this with twill, woven cotton, and embroidered fabrics. Top it off with simple metallic accents, maybe a gold edged glass box? Or a brass trimmed alarm clock? This will keep your pallet fresh and sophisticated.
- Mix in plenty of white, grey, or brown to let the eye rest. That way, your blush highlights will shine and make an impact.
Here, I have put together a very sexy, sophisticated and grown-up blush bedroom that has just the right amount of pink and peach tones. Don't you think it looks expensive? I found this gorgeous 5x8 light pink rug on Target.com for a mere $275.oo. The King sized wingback upholstered bed was $799.00 on One Kings Lane. The nightstand is also a One Kings Lane find for $149.00. I did go a little crazy with the budget on lighting, but I just love the natural wood pendant from Hayneedle. Everything you see above is still around $2500.oo. What? No way. With a little smart shopping at your local Home Goods and World Market, you could have your room looking gorgeous and spend even less!
So here is a little more eye candy for you to dwell on while drooling over your new, budget-minded master bedroom.
Photo 1 via Dulux.co.uk. Photo 2 via sheknows.com. Photo 3 via Alexandra Bryn. Photo 4 via cuckoo4design.com. Photo 5 via Architectural Digest.