Over a year ago I confessed I have magical powers. I still do. I can’t read minds or levitate or make the Statute of Liberty disappear. My powers are more subtle. I predict popular colors. In 2003, I saw aqua coming. I say dusty rose is next. (It’s also possible I’m trying to justify my questionable taste.)
My obsession started last spring. A second look here, a thoughtful stare there. By summer, I was on pinterest with a board devoted to dusty rose. One evening, I pinned so many images so quickly, Erin tweeted me out of nowhere and said, “Having a dusty rose moment?”
If you ask my friend, Andrea, it’s not dusty rose. “Call it what it is: 80s frickin’ mauve.” This, after a phenomenally long email exchange where I confessed my search for the perfect dusty rose sofa. (I have a collection of those on pinterest, too.) She claims she’s not a fan. If you ask me, her Christmas cards say otherwise.
For the record, I say mauve is more purple than pink. Dusty rose is more pink than taupe. It doesn’t matter. I’m obsessed with the color and when I worked over the summer on my site redesign, that was my only color request. Here are a few of my favorite images I’ve collected over the last six months. Lately, I’ve seen the color pop up more and more. It’s everywhere! It makes pinning to that dusty rose board easy.