Blush can be a perfectly feminine, sophisticated neutral. Looking for the perfect blush paint? Here are some top blush paint colors to try.
Growing up with three brothers, I was as much into baseball and spy games as I was into frills and princess dresses… But after years and years of ballet, blush holds a special place in my heart.
Since my first two children were boys, and I’m a neutral gal at heart anyway, I’ve never ventured much into pink in my home… But if you saw our big announcement and the nurseries that are inspiring me these days, you may have noticed a fair share of rose.
Yep, I took the plunge. There are now pink walls in my home.
I figured that if I can’t go for it with baby #4, when will I?
But the beauty of blush paint is that it doesn’t have to be pepto bismal… It doesn’t have to be overly frilly or even girly. There are some amazingly neutral blush paints out there these days, and I have spent time (and quite a few chip brushes) testing various colors to find some solid options for you all. I’ve even categorized them by the general feel they have.
Before I share my favorites, though, I can’t resist a few inspiration images to show you just how gorgeous a soft, pale blush can be in a space.
So without further ado, my five favorite blush paint colors:
1 – Behr Stolen Kiss
2 – Magnolia Home’s Ella Rose
3 – Behr Moxie
4 – Benjamin Moore Bashful
5 – Behr My Sweetheart
And because I know computer screens often make it difficult to make out the true hues, I’ve categorized and described each of the colors for you below.
Stolen Kiss: Pale Pink – A true pale pink, this would be charming for a nursery or lovely as an accent with textured neutrals or even offset with black. It’s sweet and soft.
Ella Rose: Dusty Rose – More of a weathered dusty rose color, with hints of warmer peach tones, this has a sweet farmhouse feel. It reads the darkest on the walls of the five I chose.
Moxie: More Mauve or even Lightly Lilac – The purplest of the group, Moxie still has a sweet pink feel but definitely gets a little spunkier with its cool almost purple hue.
Bashful: Nearly Nude – There is almost no pink to this pale “pink.” It has some similarities to Ella Rose with its peachier undertones (offsetting what very little pink there is), but it is lighter and reads more like that neutral ballet pink of some pointe shoes.
My Sweetheart: Palest Peachy Pink – They actually categorize this as a “white” with “red undertones.” Don’t be fooled, though, if you paint every wall in a room, no one who’s not color blind will miss the pink. This can read a tiny touch coral because of a little orange, but mostly just a very very soft pink.
As always when talking paint colors, I have to give the disclaimer that the lighting, furniture, and other accents in a room can completely change the feel of a color, especially ones as subtle as these. But I do encourage you to consider what overall feel you want (peach, pink, nude, etc.) and try these if they fit your end goal. If you have a fabric or piece of art that you plan to incorporate in the room, start by figuring out which general category best complements that. The options are practically endless, but these five definitely made it to the top of my list.
Now comes the real question: which one do you think I chose for our nursery? 😉
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