Here’s the thing – there are no limits to the colour in this world. Fashion trends would have us believe that colours are ‘in’ or ‘out’ – last year, Peach. This year? Rose.
Oh, Wait. Aren’t they both on the red/pink spectrum? Exactly.
So before you throw out your amazing coral sofa, or choose beige instead of bold – take a moment to consider just how timeless and changeable your favourite colour truly is.
This month we look at Blush.
Commonly underrated (through association with spinster’s lipstick and bridesmaid’s terror), Peach Blush has a few unexpected super powers.
Forget ‘coral’ and ‘salmon’, and start thinking Vintage red, Morroccan Desert, Summer Sunset. Peach blush is hugely evocative and a key piece in many stories over time. Before it was the ‘IT’ colour of 2015, it was the hero of a Rothko flavoured spectrum that ran from the rusted ochre of ancient cave paintings, to the dusted walls from Morocco, peach skin fuzz and the last glow of the day. It’s turn of the century Parisian bathrooms, mid century wool, and 80s geometric pattern.
It’s a chameleon, changing styles and inferences with each pairing – add it to neutral palettes for warmth without bling, wrap it in turquoise to make it sing. Pair it with emerald, plush texture and gilded goodness for some Hollywood Regency glam. coming from the Orange family, it also bounces well with shades of fresh green such as citrus, foliage, and pistachio.
A few Blushes from My Wishlist
Grecian Tiles Fabric by Rouse Phillips – This Australian design house have a love of burnt orange and rust red, which form the most saturated end of the Blush spectrum.
Holiday Peach wall tiles by Bonnie & Neil – Hand painted plywood tiles I am dying to install in my loungeroom.
Antique Stripe Velvet in Coral by Schumacher – introduced to me via a clever client, this stripe references the original coral stripe stripped from their antique theatre chair. This fabric changes colour under different lights, blushing and shining with the turn of the day.
Mexi Shaker Throw from Pony Rider – Raw canvas and geometric prints in desert colours and monochrome memories. Given the chance I’d live in the Pony Rider Showroom.
Cotton Blossom from MAAIKE
It’s no secret I work with fabrics and palettes I love, so sometimes I wish I could keep my own pieces. This lovely original features ‘Wattle’ in nanna red from Cloth Fabric, spliced with a gorgeous slubby salmon textile and oatmeal linen. If you don’t buy it this month I’m taking it home!
Rushmore Poster via Encore Design Studios – Because who doesn’t love clever tweaks to classic posters, and a little bit of typography for the wall?
Next Month; Wasabi