Millennial Pink: The Color That Keeps on Trending
This dusty rose hue has staying power and continues to inform fashion and home design. We still dig it.
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The dusty shade of pink known as Millennial Pink has proven to be an enduring new classic. Pantone debuted Rose Quartz as its color of the year in 2016 and we're seeing more and more shades of pink working their way into home decor. It's a color you can have fun with and try at your own pace. Designers are painting ceilings in a glowy pink to add elegance to a room but you could also just incorporate some pink throw pillows or curtains to dip a toe into the trend.
Pink + Turquoise
While a soft Millennial Pink and robin's egg blue might read too Easter, a hot shade of turquoise paired with a hotter shade of pink can make a real statement.
A Witty Pink
Not simply princessy and pretty, the new pink has a sense of play, attitude and maybe even irony. In shades of bubblegum or blush, pink works wonders in the domestic sphere.
Pantone debuted a very Millennial Pink, rose quartz in 2016 but has continued to offer a whole spectrum of intriguing blushes (like the shade here), salmons and peonies with each passing year.
Millennial Pink popped up recently in the poster art for Sofia Coppola's revisionist film The Beguiled which highlights the softer, feminine side of this iconic pink.
Pink Bliss 2093-70 by Benjamin Moore Aura Interior, Matte brings the softer side of pink home.
Pink and Black
Retro and chic, adding black to pink takes away some of the sugary sweetness and adds a sense of sophistication.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Style-centric director Wes Anderson's 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel made its central set piece a confectionary hotel in shades of pink that demonstrated the connection between pink and design-friendly whimsy.
Coral and Salmon
A coral-printed pillow ties in with the coral upholstery on a soft, hooded reading chair in this transitional California dining room. Damask wallpaper, gilded mirrors and exotic accessories give this glam space its Hollywood Regency appeal. We love the idea of mixing pinkish hues from cotton candy to coral to salmon.
Have Fun With It
A red table lamp with a black shade picks up the colors of a Wonder Woman portrait. A pink wall makes the room go pop.
Millennial Pink is definitely not just for girls. It has a fresh edge that makes it just as appropriate—maybe even more so—for men like the stylish Brothers Michael and Brian D'Addario, founders of the band The Lemon Twigs. We love the way this pink T contrasts with the bold orange wall: combining pinks and brights is a great idea to translate to your home design.
Pop of Pink
The new pink has a confectionary quality, reminiscent of marshmallows, macarons and sherbets.