Camille Styles

Are Blush And Gray The New Neutrals?

January 30th, 2017

After a month of unpacking boxes, rearranging furniture, and trying to master the art of small space living, I’ve officially finished moving into my new apartment. While most people hate moving, I actually enjoy it! It gives me the opportunity to rake through my closet, donate home décor pieces that I’m no longer into, and provides a fresh start for a new place.

This is my first time living alone – no roommates, no sisters, just my puppy and me. I’ve been super excited to design a space that completely represents my taste and fits my lifestyle. I partnered with our friends at BEHR® and ShopStyle Collective to add some color to my space and make my 600-square-feet feel like home. Scroll down to check out my apartment makeover and enter for the chance to win some Behr paint of your own!

photography by Molly Winters


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22 Comments under :: Are Blush And Gray The New Neutrals?
  1. keith says:

    I’ve listed my favorites below as a cheat sheet.

  2. Love grey and gold decor at the moment, although I’m not sure I have a room that would work with the blush tones. Love these looks.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  3. Caroline says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful home. I love the shade of pink/peach you chose for the living room.
    It provides just the right amount of warmth and sophistication. May I ask where you found the artwork above your couch and the great wallhanging in the bedroom?

    • Carmen Collins says:

      Thank you, Caroline! The artwork above my couch is actually wrapping sheets from Thimblepress, and I made the wallhanging in my bedroom myself with a wooden dowel and cotton clothesline.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    OBSESSED with blush lately. I have a gray couch, and that paint color in the first photo is giving me some good ideas. 🙂

    • Carmen Collins says:

      Yes! I struggled finding a paint color that would go with my gray couch, and blush seems to be the perfect fit!

  5. Kristen says:

    Last summer we finished a gut job on an abandoned beach cottage. We went with a soft pale grey on the first floor walls and a pale blush in the upstairs master suite (I wanted a pink my husband would not register as pink 😉 if he has, he hasn’t said anything) I love the combo… neutral, pretty, calming. It’s not too stark or depressing in our New England grey coastal winters, and not too bright in bright summer sun.

    We’ve renovated several houses and usually go for a soft off-white throughout. What I learned this time was how paint can look VERY different in the room. Greys can appear greenish or purple depending on the lighting. Pinks can glow in the dark or look dirty grey. Always try samples on different walls in the room to see the undertones.

    • Carmen Collins says:

      Your beach cottage sounds amazing! I know exactly what you mean about the paint color changing once it’s on the wall. I love watching the color change as the light changes throughout the day.

  6. Erica says:

    Gorgeous place! Where did you snag your living room rug? It’s perfect and it looks whiter vs the cream ones.

  7. I just painted my new office bright pink and transformed our laundry room with nothing more than a new coat of soft gray. It’s amazing how fresh and modern both rooms feel. I’m with you all the way on your color choices. Congrats on the new apartment.

  8. Shevy says:

    Your home looks adorable! I honestly believe that gray & blush is the new trend! Your decor is beautiful. I like how you utlized the space for your computer. Hats off to you!

  9. Stephanie says:

    That couch looks comfy!! May I ask where you got it?

    • Carmen Collins says:

      It’s actually a hand-me-down from one of my old roommates! I’m pretty sure she got it at Ashley Furniture.

  10. I was SO CLOSE to painting my new studio this exact shade of pink, but with the brown floors, I wasn’t quite sure. i went with a very light green-blue instead, but plan on outfitting my home with grey furniture and pink accents. I love how neutral these colors are, while still remaining so pretty and girly. When you live alone, you can be as girly as you like!

  11. Chelsea says:

    Where did you find the ivory throw pillows on your bed? Thanks.

  12. Gabrielle says:

    Lovely!! Your place looks so sophistocated and feminine. I’ve had this rug for several years now (I still adore it) so I’m slowly building an entire blush and grey apartment myself.

  13. Jamieg says:

    Where did you get the pillow on the couch and on your bed?

  14. Congratulations on your new HOME! You’ve made some wonderful selections on color and furnishings that will grow with you as you move through life.

  15. Rachel says:

    Love the beautiful blush color. Its so calming and pretty in one. I especially love the rug and other accents that bring out the beauty of the room.

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