Trend Alert: Blush Accents

Trend Alert: Blush Accents

Trend Alert: Blush Accents

In 2016, blush tones were an unmistakeable trend, as predicted by Pantone in the beginning of the year. Homepolish's Jennifer Wallenstein picks out a handful of accessories to show off the rosy hue.

Color forecasting is part design predictions, part sociology experiment. How we feel about colors is dictated by everything from individual taste, to fashion, to our outlook on the future. Traditional color symbolism is a great starting point for shaping the discussion. For example, red is considered a color of strength and power, whereas yellow is thought of as a happy color, perhaps for its association with the sun. Color forecasters from Pantone selected “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” as the 2016 color combo, invoking a sense of lightness and calm. These hues have been popping up in interiors everywhere. And while new color trends will start appearing for 2017, these dusty shades aren’t going anywhere just yet.


Ara Collective

Mauve San Andres Pillow

Ara Collective

Blush Chiapas Throw

Filling Spaces

Annika Pouf


If designing your whole home or office around this trend sounds like too big of a risk, layering in small accents and artwork is a great way to dip your toes in the water, so to speak. Homepolish’s Haley Weidenbaum did just that in this Spanish revival home in LA. Whether it’s a comfy throw or accent pillow or even a cute pouf, blush is simple to add into the home. And hopefully it’ll add some rosiness to your cheeks too.

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