Thursday, May 26, 2022

Trending Colors: Sunset Blush

Joie Inn Blush Room kitchen with patterned backsplash.

What would a vacation be without a few surprises? For Ashley and Dino Petrone (@arrowsandbow on Instagram), that meant happening upon their next renovation project. Well-known upscale RV renovators on Instagram, the Petrone’s knew an inn was a natural step in the right direction. 

A four-unit motel, in need of plenty of love, tugged on the Petrone’s heartstrings and before they left Anna Maria Island, Florida, their offer on it was accepted. 

A few months later, the entire Petrone family left California for good and moved into the inn for the full-time renovation. Eight months later, Joie Inn opened up for business. Come with us on what is, for the most part, a journey through a color palette that defined the design at Joie Inn. 

Updating a Color Palette

Ashley turned to color for inspiration for the inn’s design. She wanted to remain true to the vibrant, beachy colors of Anna Maria, but breathe some new life into them. She turned to the more natural colors of the island: the sea grasses, sunsets, sand, etc. Sage, blush, sun, and terracotta colors are each featured in one of the suites at Joie Inn.

These warmer, softer colors are right on trend in today’s designs, but are also bold enough to play in the island atmosphere. Today, let’s take a closer look at the Blush Room inspired by the Anna Maria sunsets.

Collage of the the Blush Room kitchen and bathroom with white, blush, and natural wood palette.

The Blush Room

Every evening, when the sun sets over Anna Maria, the entire island is bathed in a blush from the sky. That’s what you’ll get all day in the Blush Room. It is the coziest room of the four at only 400 square feet. Though small, it features a king bed and a full bath and kitchen. 

The warming color is everywhere from the kitchen backsplash and the shower tile, to the bedding and decor. It’s like being enveloped in an island sunset—a perfect place to unwind.

Mood board with blush tile and corresponding paint colors and fixtures.

Why Blush?

Blush first made its appearance on the runways of fashion week a few years ago. It was a natural shift from the fashion industry to the interior design industry since blush is a soft neutral that does well in all settings. The rosy, barely-there color is one of the most flexible on the color palette. 

A neutral such as blush can be used liberally as a base color or it can be featured as an accent. It can be light and bright, or it can be soft and moody. It warms up any setting, even those that use gray or white as foundational colors. It invites other warm colors onto the palette where reds, oranges, beiges, and pinks can define the design. 

Blush is a color that does well in patterns too. Florals, geometrics, and block patterns all benefit from blush hues. Even hardware like sink faucets can feature a blush color. For instance, Ashley chose Champagne Bronze for the kitchen and bathroom fixtures by Delta. This rose gold-like tone makes an excellent metallic that complements the Blush Room’s design. 

Want to see more of Joie Inn and its on-trend, beachy color scheme? See more on our blog. 

Check out the Sage Room