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The New Neutral That’s Taking Over Instagram

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Whether you know it by a trendy new moniker such as Tumblr pink or millennial pink or by the old name of blush or ballerina, it’s undeniable that a certain shade of pink has been everywhere recently. In fact, this pretty pink hue has become so synonymous with the latest trends in home decor, we’re declaring it the new neutral that belongs in every space. Read on to see how some of our favorite Instagram friends snapped this trend at home and in the wild, then steal some tips to take the look home!

Sky’s the Limit à la @chiclibellule

While we can’t all head to Dubai to stay in the inimitable Al Qasr Hotel, we can glean endless amounts of inspiration from its sky-high ceilings, column-lined halls, and impeccably pink exterior. Get the globe-trotting look at home by bringing a Moroccan lantern or a bone-inlay bench into your entry hall.

Carve Out Some Space à la @studio_of_adam_lynch

If you love the mood-lifting powers of pink but aren’t sure where to use it, why not start where you start your day? Adding a pop of pink to your breakfast nook—in the unexpected form of a playful pedestal table, no less—is just the thing to help you begin your day on the right foot.

Create High Contrast à la @mari_strenghielm

Need proof that pink works with pieces from any style or era? Look no further than this eclectic office corner, shot by Lina Östling. With a high-contrast mix of modern abstract art, a retro gilded task lamp, a shabby-chic farm table, and a rustic hide rug, this space gets only more enticing with the addition of chiffon-pink paint on the walls.

Keep It Light à la @aimeemazzenga

Ready to try some of this shade in the most-used room of your home? Test the waters of this trend by adding textiles in this soothing hue to your living room, like this space designed by Rebel House Design. Pillows and curtains are easy to swap out if you change your mind but have enough of an impact to totally refresh your room for the season ahead.

Try Two of a Kind à la @amandabarnesinteriors

Once you’ve mastered the art of the accent, it’s time to move on to bigger, bolder pieces that cement the trend as a look all your own. We recommend investing in a pair of blush-pink armchairs like the ones above shot by Alyssa Rosenheck—versatile and chic, they add just the right amount of playful color to any room.

Take It Outside à la @sarahshermansamuel

Want to try out this trendy hue but aren’t sure if it works with your existing furniture? Try taking it outside, and paint a nook or an accent wall in the cheerful color. Bonus points for adding bold cabana stripes in a contrasting hue like forest green!

Make It Modern à la @lovethedesign

Remember those retro pink tiles your mother or grandmother had in a powder room? They’re back and—surprisingly—more stylish than ever. Follow the lead of Toronto’s sweetest new haunt, The Green Wood, and give your vintage tiles a modern makeover by pairing with simple furnishings in sleek black and white.

Go Global à la @jo_rodgers

Want to give your outdoor space a major makeover? Channel the Old World colonial charm of Cape Town’s Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and paint your entire exterior a timeless shade of dusty rose. Vintage iron lanterns, potted plants, and checkerboard marble tiles add to the universal appeal of this South African veranda.

Want even more inspiration? Follow @onekingslane on Instagram!

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