Remember when everyone was coating their walls in shiplap, à la Joanna Gaines? Most décor trends come and go, but according to one expert, this popular 2021 color might be here to stay.
Enass Mahmoud, interior designer and founder of Studio Enass, said millennial pink is a color trend that’s not going anywhere.
If you’re unfamiliar with millennial pink, it’s not the Barbie shade of rouge you might be picturing. Instead, it skews more toward mauve or a soft, but quite pastel pink. It’s a more soothing shade, as opposed to an in-your-face hot pink.
As for its beginning, the tone first came into popularity way back in 2016, but since then, it has seen a resurgence in décor thanks to social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Now, it has seemingly come to a head in 2021 and has stayed solidly popular despite being considered a “trend.”
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Blankets and pillows are great ways to incorporate the color.
Why, though? According to Enass, it has retained its appeal (and will continue to) because of its use in luxury spaces like hotels and restaurants. Many want to emulate those elevated vibes in their homes and have carried the shade over to their living spaces. Plus, while pink might not seem like an easy to incorporate color, Enass said it can be combined with greens and oranges, and it also makes a perfect accent color.
While painting an entire room millennial pink might not be for you, incorporating pops of color in your space with the shade might just be the way to go for your 2022 décor style.