Trend Watch: Blush Pink and Mustard

One of the most popular colours in interiors at the moment has to be blush pink. We all know that pink can be polarising in terms of opinion (I would happily cover a whole room in it while my other half would much prefer it kept to very small accents, if it makes an appearance at all). However, one of the most important things about how you view a colour is what it is placed upon or near. Other colours have a way of toning down a pink shade or highlighting it, dropping it into the background or bring it front and centre.

blush pink and mustard bedroom

One colour I am seeing it combined with lately is another favourite hue of the year, mustard yellow. For anyone with their eye on interior trends, this is really not that surprising considering that Pantone chose a pink as one of their ‘Colours of the Year‘ and Dulux chose a mustard yellow for theirs. This, along with the infiltration of gold and brass as the metals of the moment, means that blush pink and mustard are certainly on trend for 2016.

blush pink and gold accents

The golden tones bring in a masculine balance to what many will consider a more feminine hue and whilst gender shouldn’t normally play a role in these things, our views of colours are hard-wired into us from the time we are infants so it’s sometimes a difficult thing to look past.

blush and mustard girls bedroom

These shades together bring back a harmonising balance with neither shade playing the starring role and one that is easy to incorporate into any interior style.

adore magazine pink and mustard

Combined in a single setting, the warm tones of mustard play nicely against the cooler pale pink, desaturating it and creating a calm oasis that’s incredibly easy to live with.


If you are a bit like me and would quite happily cover every wall in Farrow & Balls Peignoir, then pulling a golden yellow into your scheme will keep things looking a bit more grown up. Add even darker hues like deep grey and black and textural fabrics like velvet and faux fur for a thoroughly elegant affair.

adore magazine pink mustard bedroom

For those who prefer their pink in a more casual setting, take inspiration from Nordic interiors and layer in pale greys and white with your colour scheme along with gold accessories or natural textures to play upon your senses.

pink and mustard dining room

And finally, for those brave of heart, then take inspiration from the fearless designer Betsy Johnson who lavished this living room with bold pink walls, mustard yellow chairs, a graphic pattern rug, black lacquer accents and knock-out light fixtures.

betsy johnson via elle decor

I’d love to know your own take on this trend! Do you use pink and mustard in your own home? We’d love to see your photos! Tweet us @OFLOakFurniture & we’ll feature our favourites.