Blushes are in this Season

Check out the hottest new color currently on trend

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It's hard not to love pink. Soft or bold, pink makes a statement. On a wall, it instantly adds a soft touch to any room and, even as an accent color, pink is a modern, subtle way to tie a room together. So, it's no wonder that this gender-neutral hue, "Millennial Pink," is taking over the color landscape.

Sue Wadden, color expert for Sherwin-Williams, says that Millennial Pink is quickly rising as a favorite for this generation, and has become popular with interior designers as well as many DIY'ers. "This pink isn't new," she says. "It's a reinvention of mauves and peaches of the 1970s and 1980s. However, this generational hue has its roots in the rose gold and warm metals so popular in consumer goods and interiors."

Color experts like Sue have had their pulse on pink tones for a while now. "This pink is muted, sandier, and more peach, rather than ballet pink," she says. The popularity of millennial pink is no accident, making it the perfect hue for your next project.

Mellow Coral

Meet the Sherwin-Williams version of millennial pink! According to Sue, it can be an easy addition to a living space, and it’s a beautiful complement to gray.

SW 6324 Mellow Coral

Rosy Outlook

Just like the name implies, this color is a pink that’s soothing, uplifting, elegant and classy.

SW 6316 Rosy Outlook

Bathroom painted with Rosy Outlook

Malted Milk

A light shade of pink is perfect for that understated look, and this color has just the right amount of undertone to work anywhere.

SW 6057 Malted Milk

Living room painted with Malted Milk

Sashay Sand

A lightly-desaturated shade that evokes calm and peace, and is eye-pleasing no matter where it's placed.

SW 6051 Sashay Sand

Rest area painted with Sashay Sand


A more neutral pink that works well in living rooms and bedrooms.

SW 6617 Blushing

Bedroom painted with Blushing