Incorporating Millennial Pink for the Modern Aesthetic

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What is Millennial Pink?

When the Color Marketing Group named Millennial Pink the color of the year in 2016, no one predicted that the grapefruit x apricot hue would take the world by storm and remain one of the most popular colors in design for years to follow. What gives this hue such staying power? The color is both trendy and nostalgic, offering a cheeky, unsaturated nod to the once popular, more obtrusive bubble-gum pink. Reminiscent of Pantone’s 2016 pick of Rose Quartz, Millennial Pink is often described as gentle and sincere, and it can evoke feelings of calmness and positivity. 

Many claim the color first gained attention when it was featured as one of the primary exterior colors of the hotel in Wes Anderson’s 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel, while others argue that the color was established long before, as a staple color in the acclaimed art of Andy Warhol. Regardless of how the color made its debut, it has remained a prominent statement in both fashion and design for several years. Seems that it won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

To help you incorporate the trendy yet classic hue into your decor, we pulled together a collection of Millennial Pink pieces, all upholstered in Sunbrella performance fabrics. 

Statement Pieces

Millennial Pink has been proven to evoke feelings of tranquility, making it the perfect addition to your living space. If you are ready to dive into the trend head-first, a statement piece is the way to go. These pieces from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, featured in Sunbrella fabric in color Blush, are the perfect, on-trend way to refresh your space.

Bedroom sofa, modern dining chair and stylish ottoman in Millennial pink- a soft blush pink with beige undertones.

Bella Bedroom Sofa, Gage Low Dining Chair and Carson Ottoman from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Costa – Blush

Patterned Accents

If you like what you see, but prefer a more subtle application of the trend, the incorporation of small patterned and textured accents or pieces with soft millennial pink undertones is a great way to enjoy the calming energetic properties of Millennial Pink. Ease into the look by adding small pops of the hue with striped and woven throw pillows like the ones pictured below, available at Pottery Barn.

Millennial pink color throw pillow for indoor and outdoor decorating

Sunbrella® Ventana Striped and Sunbrella® Marcello Indoor/Outdoor Pillow from Pottery Barn

If you like the idea of patterned accents and enjoy a good DIY upholstery project, shop our selection of performance fabrics below from Ballard Designs to create your own unique custom design for your home.

Windowpane Petal Sunbrella Performance Fabric from Ballard Designs, Corded Outdoor Pillows from Ballard Designs in Windowpane Petal Sunbrella

Suzanne Kasler Elowen Petal Sunbrella® Performance Fabric from Ballard Designs

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