The Benefits of Blush – the Color That Is …

Today at an all-day leadership training session, 5 of the female participants were wearing variations of the soft neutral, blush pink that makes Caucasian skin tones positively glow.  This fresh color is a wonderful substitute for ordinary white blouses and T shirts and mixes with nerly any neutral – black, brown, navy, taupe and sage green for example.   Each woman personalized the blush to flatter her individual color pattern.  Here are three of them …

Erin – on the left – has high-contrast coloring  (dark hair, paler skin) so she paired her blush with black elements – both solid and patterned – to echo that light-dark element and make the look her own.  So much better than trite, bright white and black would be.

Michelle – center – has softer coloring so she needed a bit stronger garment color to avoid fading out.  She wears it with minimal contrast though.  The creamy shell heart necklace adds a focal point within an overall soft look.

Molly – on the right – was cozy in this beautiful pashmina.  Its pattern echoes both the soft warm golden colors in her hair, and also the shapes in her hairstyle.  I had seen this on her while the group was traveling together in Israel in November, but didn’t get a chance to photograph her until today.

How can you integrate this flattering color into your own wardrobe?  If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time!

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.


  1. Sherry Fay on February 18, 2020 at 8:00 am

    J Jill had some nice blush colored items earlier this spring

    • Nancy Nix Rice on February 18, 2020 at 8:23 am

      Thanks for alerting us all – they might still have a few around. This is a color that has recently come back into circulation after years of being largely unavialable. So grab it while it’s available because it will be gone again before we know it – that just seems to be how color trends work.

  2. Carol F on March 6, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Nancy, I’ve seen variations of blush–some are yellower, some are grayer, some are peachier, some are more clearly pink. Is there any one particular version you recommend for most people, or does it depend on the rest of a person’s coloring?

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      Insightful question. Cooler coloring is better with a pinky-er version. Warmer gals are optimized in a peachier tone. More muted coloring is its very best in a slightly grayed version. That said, this entire color range is so flattering to most light-skinned women that even a not-quite-mountaintop version of it is still likely to be pretty darned good. Not unlike the turq/teal/aqua family of colors.

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