Blush Pink captures the subtleties of Red but with less intensity and exemplifies the mysticism that accompanies Purple—it is a color that feels exuberant and yet comforting at the same time. Cuban surrealist painter, Wilfredo Lam captured this essence in his portrait “Astral Harp” with its Blush Pink accents and shades to depict a sense of other-worldliness and connection to the spiritual.
How the color is made: Blush Pink is made with very Pale Magenta and Pure Magenta.
History: Traditionally, Blush Pink was considered a feminine color with a special nod to youthfulness as aristocratic girls were often dressed in Blush Pink frocks. Blush Pink was also used to hint at underlying passions when displayed in artworks.
Color in Action
In the 2001 movie, “Legally Blonde” Reese Witherspoon’s character, Elle Woods’ signature color is Blush Pink. The color came to signify a revolution in the bland world of dull suits and muted sweaters and to represent a feminine force that was intelligent and beautiful.
Painting the walls Blush Pink might feel overwhelming in a room, so why not place a Blush Pink rug in the room instead, this will add some warmth and vibrance to a room without dominating and crowding the space.
Colors that go with Blush Pink
Blush Pink matches well with Very Light Lime Green when used in floral prints but can feel too bold when used in color-blocking. Though a triadic color scheme with very Light Cyan and Very Light Yellow can feel invigorating and unique.
Blush Pink Color Palettes and Schemes
Monochromatic color palettes with Blush Pink, Very Soft Pink, and Strong Magenta can create a youthful and tender look in a design.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A Navy Blue and Cream tartan pattern with stripes of Blush Pink will look stunning as both a fabric for clothing and a wallpaper background. Of course, White polka dots on a Bluch Pink wallpaper can add a playfulness to a space too.