You are making me blush...

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!

photo via Benjaminmooore.com

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.