Meet Unfussy Beige And Other New Color Trends That Will Make You Blush

Posted on October 2, 2018

When you hire a house painter for exterior or interior painting services, it is important that you are both on the same page in terms of how you want the finished project to look. But where do you turn for excellent advice when you don’t know exactly what colors would be perfect for a particular wall or surface? How do you know what will look good, what will look timeless, and what new trend is just around the corner?

One of the paint color trends that has been popping up more and more lately is blush. Blush is a soft, sheer neutral color that works well with many other colors and palettes. There’s no limit to where it can be used: Living areas, the kitchen, guest bedrooms, children’s bedrooms, the master bedroom, the basement, hallways, bathrooms, and exterior surfaces all take on a soft look with blush.

We asked CertaPro Painters® Interior Design and Color Expert, Susan Newcomer, of Beautiful Home, exactly how to get the most out of blush and where it makes the biggest impact in the home.

Blush: A Versatile Color Trend

CertaPro Painters®: What colors work well with blush shades like Unfussy Beige?

Susan: Blush is a super soft, sheer neutral that works well with a ton of other colors. It looks great with navy, forest green, green apple, coral, lavender and so many more. When you put it with these colors it actually acts as a neutral and tones them down. Not only does blush look great with ample amounts of color, it also works well with our friend, grey. Grey has been used for a while now and it’s not that it’s going away; we are just using it in new ways.

CertaPro Painters®: Grey has been popular for some time. How are you using it now?

Susan: Grey, blush and lots of white look amazing. Blush adds the sparkle to grey in a very soft way – and also keeps it from getting boring!

CertaPro Painters®: It’s interesting to think about combining shades that have previously only been used as neutrals to accentuate other, bolder colors. Why do you think that this trend is becoming popular?

Susan: We’re seeing colors that were once thought of as a garnish or only for powder rooms become suddenly reinvented and repurposed. These colors promote a fresh, young vibe that sets itself completely apart from the look of a few years ago. Color is a fantastic tool that can set the scene for amazing new spaces!

CertaPro Painters®: What would you say about the notion that blush is a “girl’s color”?

Susan: Let’s put an end to that idea. Modern blush is a soft, peaceful tone with a touch of earthiness that will complement many other colors as a neutral. It isn’t masculine or feminine; it is just neutral and can be perfect for any person and any room or outside living area.

Introducing Unfussy Beige And Abalone Shell

At CertaPro Painters®, two of our most popular paint colors for blush shades are Unfussy Beige by Sherwin-Williams and Abalone Shell. These can be used in any room of your home to complement and highlight the shades you might already be using as accent pieces; they can also be used on the exterior of your home with virtually any color accessories like shutters, doors, and molding.

Imagine some of the possibilities:

  • Unfussy Beige with dark gray and white shades to accentuate a high-end master bedroom with white furniture and black or gray linens.
  • Abalone Shell with forest green or navy blue in a guest room for a rich look in a palette that any of your overnight visitors will enjoy.
  • Unfussy Beige with lavender or pale blue in a bathroom to allow for a soft look.
  • Abalone Shell with coral or apple green for a unique look in the nursery when you want to avoid pastel blue and pink.
  • Unfussy Beige with white, gray, or black shutters on the exterior of your home for a sharp look that will look amazing next to your neighbors’ homes, no matter which colors they choose.
  • Abalone Shell with a rich terracotta or dusky blue in the front lobby of your business property to greet visitors and employees with a calm, strong palette.

We will be happy to work with you to develop the perfect color scheme for your home or place of business.

Contact CertaPro Painters® For A Free Consultation

We understand that choosing a color scheme for your home, exterior living areas, or place of business can be difficult, so we offer a free consultation with a CertaPro Painters® professional. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to see the various palettes we have that can create the atmosphere you have been seeking.


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