Belclaire House 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone, the apparent authority on color, has declared Emerald to be the color of the year.  Chinoiserie Chic, one of my favorite blogs, declared her pic for color of the year is Navy.  Benjamin Moore, one of my favorite paint lines, declared Lemon Sorbet, their pick for color of the year.


Sooo without further ado, by the power vested in me by absolutely no one, my color pick for 2013 is ...



PALE BLUSH! 


Like the pale peachy pink of ballet slippers.


Basically, this is just a really dramatic way for me to show a whole lotta pink for y'all this cold Monday morning.  But it's also the color I can't get out of my head.  I need it in my life.  And I don't think it always has to be super girly.  It's just warm and glowy and happy.  My dream is to use my favorite Farrow & Ball Pink Ground or Benjamin Moore's Blanched Coral in our library with creamy trim and bookshelves and a big tufted camel leather sofa.  If a certain event happens that I will tell you about in the coming weeks, then I've worked out a deal with Kip that I get my pink library.  

So here's some more lovely pale blush indulgence to really drive home the color I'm seeing in my head when I close my eyes ....
 














 

So now that I've made my proclamation, I will be actively seeking out this color.  I'll try and bring you something weekly, like maybe pink Tuesdays? We'll see.  I may be too ADD to remember to do it. Ok y'all, I have to go do 675 loads of laundry now.   

 See more of my favorite pink moments here

xo

P.S.  I would just like to go on record that Edward's favorite color is also pink right now.  I know, I'm so proud.  He goes for all of the pink toys.  In fact, the other day he went with his Grandpa to Dick's Sporting goods and managed to con him into buying him a Pink Panther golf head cover that he now sleeps with every night.  I'm not looking forward to the day that someone tells him boys aren't supposed to like pink.  I know it will happen, but he won't hear it from me.  Besides, I love a man in pink.  I will raise him to love and respect pink as the awesome perfect color that it is :)




* Despite my best efforts, I was unable to find sources for some of these images.  Most of the images will take you to the original source by clicking on the image.


17 comments :

  1. Hello Jennifer! Your choice is beautifu, actually the blush pink is stunning against the gray Colour pallet and gray is my favorite .... So I appreciate your pictures lots, the combination...very timeless actually. I have a picture from Martha Stewart paint add and it features blush pink wall with bright red velvet chair. Also great look.
    Can't wait to see how you applied it in your house.
    Hugs z

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    1. I think I know what image you are talking about! I love the blush pink with red velvet! It's pretty much the only time I like red velvet, but I lie it with pink.

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    2. Totally agree on the red(: only with pink.

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  2. All are lovely! So soft and feminine. That AD bath is to die for gorgeous!

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  3. The tufted pink ottoman reminds me of the 1950's. I remember that particular shade of pink from that era. Loved it then and love it now.

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  4. I painted my bedroom a blush color, and it is fun. Real boys play with pink :)

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  5. I love this color!!! It is so perfect at adds such a girly touch to everything from rooms to clothes. Happy Martin Luther King Day!! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw some of your pink pins and thought.....is she dreaming of baby girls??? Pink is one of the worlds best colors!

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  7. Have to admit you do make a mighty good argument for this color. Yes, I could see a beautiful dressing room or home office in this gorgeous color..so girly! Love it.....and happy to hear Edward does too:)

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  8. I love this color. My bedroom is painted a blush pink Martha Stewart color from about 14 years ago called Plaster Pink. I have never tired of it. It is neutral enough to blend with many different colors so it makes a great, soft backdrop for any bedding changes I want to make...and I make quite a few. By the way, Edward is the best little boy.
    XO, Victoria

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  9. I KNEW IT!!!!! Pale blush is pink enough for me, beautiful!!!!!!!

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  10. Jennifer I love this shade of soft oink with greays, browns, even navy!
    Lovely images!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

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  11. Ooops Pink!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

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  12. What a beautiful post...Love the soft blush....so pretty!

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  13. Pink is my favorite color in the world!!! These rooms are total eye candy! And it is great that your son has developed an appreciation for pink at an early age. If men knew how much we ladies love it when they wear pink, they would all do so frequently! :) XOXO, The Glam Pad

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  14. Hi! So happy you put these gorgeous photos up. I adore pale blush! Wanted you to see my guest bedroom: http://pinterest.com/pin/69454019225258526/

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  15. absolutely love your color of the year and the inspiration rooms! just did my office in ben moore blanched coral and i love how it came out. i even had an electrician tell me he liked the color. :)

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