Posted on 13 April 2020

Dusty pink, blush pink, baby pink – since when was pink so many colours??

But never fear, it may seem like a lot right now, but we are here to help you sort out exactly which pink is Mr. Right for you.

In recent years, blush pink as the colour theme and preference, specifically for roses, has become ever more popular.

All shades of pink blend together seamlessly, and go well with a wide range of other colours and textures, for example in a pastel colour scheme, mixed in as a colour pop against white, to soften deep reds etc - the possibilities for arrangements truly are endless.

Ranging from the palest of pinks, right to the edge of where blush pink meets plain old pink, it can seem like an eternity of options. Below are some of the most popular shades of pink roses on the market at the moment.

Sweet Akito:

Sweet Akito roses are a gradient coloured rose. Starting with the palest of pinks almost verging on white on the outer petals, the gradient deepens in colour the further towards the middle of the rose, peaking at a deep baby pink in the centre.

Baby Pink:

Baby pink roses are perhaps the most well-known shade of blush pink. They tend to look more one toned, and are perfect for giving a sweet, almost innocent feeling to any arrangement they feature in.

Shy Pink:

Think baby pink, but darker. As expected, all blush pinks are just gradients of each other, and this is no exception. The shy pink is just a darker variation of baby pink, and works well for adding a tone of pink, minus the air of innocence ‘plus-oned’ by the baby pink.


Dark Engagement:

Sporting almost a rouge toned undercurrent, dark engagement pink is at the crossroads of blush pink, pink and red. Solid coloured, they are definitely bolder than your run-of-the-mill blush pink, dark engagement roses provide a welcomed warm, dark pink feel without being as punchy as say your reds or fuchsia pinks.

Dusty pink roses err to the darker, earthier ends of the pink spectrum, and are sometimes described as more of a tan or nude. Two of the most common dusty pink tones are quicksand and cappuccino.

Quicksand Roses:

At first glance, quicksand coloured roses may appear to be a tan colour. But upon closer inspection, you can see that these roses are in fact a camouflaged tone of pink. They are another of the gradient coloured roses, starting at a pale sort of cream colour, blending into a darker browny-pink in the centre.

Cappuccino Roses:

Cappuccino roses are so named because of their colouring – they appear to be a light shade of brown, as in the frothy cappuccino you might order from your local hipster café. Under ideal lighting conditions, however, it is obvious that these solidly coloured flowers have a clear musky, rosy-pink complexion.

With blush toned flowers becoming increasingly popular, the trend seems to be indicative of classic weddings of the future making the leap from white to blush. So, get on top of your pinks and stay one step ahead of the game.


  • Hailey Paige Flowers xx

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