For the love of blush – Abigail Nora
For the love of blush – Abigail Nora

For the love of blush – Abigail Nora

Around this time each year, Pantone announces its Color(s) of the Year. Before we move on to 2017, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate one half of the 2016’s dynamic color duo, Rose Quartz. It’s a shade of what The Cut has (perhaps not so affectionately) dubbed “Millennial Pink,” and one that happens to be part of A Little Leopard’s logo and overall aesthetic. AKA, I love blush/rose quartz/millennial pink and I’m not ready to let go yet.

I’m a huge fan of the color in branding (hello, Glossier) and still love it in interiors, as well. Blush adds a touch of romance to any room, and pairs particularly well with grey for feminine-Scandinavian vibes. Case in point:

It could very well be that I am just buying into the blush trend along with seemingly every other millennial woman on the planet, but it’s a color trend that seems to have more staying power than most… for whatever reason. Maybe the off-pink, desaturated hue reads as more sophisticated and therefore more “acceptable” (i.e. less bubblegum Barbie pink). Maybe enough startups and fashion brands, from Acne to Girlboss, have co-opted the color to make it cool at this point. Whatever the case, this is one color trend I’m happy to hop on board to. Heck, I’ll drive the train at this point.

What do you think — are you still into blush?

Images: Lust Living, Adore Home Magazine, By Kiki, Magnolia Amor