Plus, five easy ways to work this stunning hue into your home, from a plush throw pillow to a beautiful cup.
From home decor, to product packaging, to ad campaigns, to clothing (and even sneakers), blush pink has been taking over for the past couple years. Whether you call it blush, whisper pink, or millennial pink, the soft, sophisticated take on pink seems to have reached peak popularity, leading some to wonder what the new "it" color will be. Only time will tell, but the trend watchers at Pinterest have a prediction: lavender. Pastels are trendy again, and search for "lavender accents" is up more than 300 percent. The pros at Pinterest also noted that Pinners called out sage green as a hot color right now (we've also seen it popping up on Instagram recently), but lavender's spike in search makes it a promising contender for the next cool color. Want to get ahead of the trend? Here are five easy (and affordable) ways to work a touch of soothing lavender into your home.
Lavender Spa Blankie
This may look like an ordinary blanket, but it does more than just infuse the room with a pop of purple. Filled with flax seed and lavender blossoms, this aromatherapy throw blanket also helps de-stress, whether you're trying to let go after an intense day or soothe a stomach ache.
To buy: $68; uncommongoods.com.
Now's the time to give your home a pick-me-up. Introduce a small palm plant or succulent in this lavender ceramic pot to bring a bit of life to your living room.
To buy: $44; anthropologie.com.
Lavender Velvet Pillow
Lavender is the soon-to-be-trendy color and velvet is the favorite fabric of the moment, making this simple throw pillow the perfect way to infuse your space with style. Buy just one pillow for your bedroom, or order a couple to bookend your living room sofa.
To buy: $49 for 1 or $69 for 2; urbanoutfitters.com.
Decorative glasses with streaks of lavender are just what you need to wake up a neutral table for spring. If you have open shelving in the kitchen, you'll want to set these out front and center.
To buy: $14; anthropologie.com.
Purple Orchid Buffet Napkins
Buy these for your Easter lunch, but the pastel trend means you don't have to put them away when the holiday's over. Pull these out for cocktail parties all summer long.
To buy: $10 for 6; worldmarket.com.