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Architects’ 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints

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Architects’ 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints

February 13, 2020

One the eve of Valentine’s Day, we asked our experts from the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory for their go-to “millennial pink” paints. Their picks range from sweet and subtle to downright seductive, and neutral enough to look at year-round. Here are their favorites.

Photography by Mel Walbridge.

(N.B.: Featured photograph, above, by Justine Hand for Remodelista, from Cape Cod Summer Bedrooms Refreshed with Farrow & Ball Paint.)

Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints The full range of pinks.
Above: The full range of pinks.
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints  Kriste Michelini of California firm Kriste Michelini Interiors recommends Benjamin Moore&#8\2\17;s Bridal Pink, with peachy tones.
Above: Kriste Michelini of California firm Kriste Michelini Interiors recommends Benjamin Moore’s Bridal Pink, with peachy tones.
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints For pink in &#8\2\20;subtle tones,&#8\2\2\1; San Francisco–based Medium Plenty chooses Farrow & Ball’s Peignoir. (It&#8\2\17;s also the color that Justine chose for her daughter&#8\2\17;s bedroom; see picture at top.)
Above: For pink in “subtle tones,” San Francisco–based Medium Plenty chooses Farrow & Ball’s Peignoir. (It’s also the color that Justine chose for her daughter’s bedroom; see picture at top.)
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Santa Monica based MLK Studio opts for Calamine from Farrow & Ball.
Above: Santa Monica-based MLK Studio opts for Calamine from Farrow & Ball.

Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Also recommended by Kriste Michelini: soft Touch of Pink by Benjamin Moore.
Above: Also recommended by Kriste Michelini: soft Touch of Pink by Benjamin Moore.
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Above: Ellen Hamilton of Hamilton Design Associates prefers Wild Aster from Benjamin Moore.
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints  Both LA based Nickey Kehoe and Lauren Geremia of Bay Area–based Geremia Design named Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground as their favorite go to &#8\2\20;millennial pink.&#8\2\2\1;
Above: Both LA-based Nickey Kehoe and Lauren Geremia of Bay Area–based Geremia Design named Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground as their favorite go-to “millennial pink.”
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Jayne Michaels of New York City–based firm \2 Michaels opts for Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster: “The pigments are earthy, smudgy, and warm, without a hint of sweetness,” she says.
Above: Jayne Michaels of New York City–based firm 2 Michaels opts for Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster: “The pigments are earthy, smudgy, and warm, without a hint of sweetness,” she says.
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints  Brooklyn firm Made has devised a favorite custom pink: a coat of Seashell low sheen paint by Australian company Sydney Harbour, topped with a coat of their French Wash, which creates a mottled patina look.
Above: Brooklyn firm Made has devised a favorite custom pink: a coat of Seashell low-sheen paint by Australian company Sydney Harbour, topped with a coat of their French Wash, which creates a mottled patina look.
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Another, more rosy, choice from Medium Plenty: Cinder Rose by Farrow & Ball.
Above: Another, more rosy, choice from Medium PlentyCinder Rose by Farrow & Ball.

Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs in New York City likes Valspar’s Pale Satin Peach, adding, “Fresh pinks like this bring a flush to the face and warmth to a room.”
Above: Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs in New York City likes Valspar’s Pale Satin Peach, adding, “Fresh pinks like this bring a flush to the face and warmth to a room.”
Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints Marysia Rybock of Scavullo Design recommends Benjamin Moore&#8\2\17;s Southern Charm. &#8\2\20;I actually used this in my own bedroom several years ago,&#8\2\2\1; she says. &#8\2\20;Soft pink with a beige undertone. Very classic looking.&#8\2\2\1;
Above: Marysia Rybock of Scavullo Design recommends Benjamin Moore’s Southern Charm. “I actually used this in my own bedroom several years ago,” she says. “Soft pink with a beige undertone. Very classic looking.”

Architects 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints And finally, the brightest of the picks: Michael Howell of Howells Architecture & Design in Portland, Oregon, suggests Benjamin Moore’s Coral Reef. A little bit of this shade goes a long way; consider using it as an unexpected accent, rather than a full wall.
Above: And finally, the brightest of the picks: Michael Howell of Howells Architecture & Design in Portland, Oregon, suggests Benjamin Moore’s Coral Reef. A little bit of this shade goes a long way; consider using it as an unexpected accent, rather than a full wall.
Not pictured: Marie Fisher Interior Design uses Rose Pále from Les Couleurs’ Le Corbusier collection of pigments.

For more on our top paint picks, head to our Palette & Paints tag page. And for more pink palettes, see:

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