Color of the Month: Bubble Shell

A nursery with natural light wood crib, accent wall painted in light pink color called Bubble Shell.

May is the month of lengthening warm-weather days and gorgeous sunsets that paint the sky in soft pastels and fiery hot pinks and oranges. Garden blooms adorn the landscape in virtually every color under the sun. Behr color Bubble Shell S160-3 is a mild pink that reminds us summer is waiting around the corner and the reason it is our Color of the Month selection.

An open paint can overview with wet paint in a light pink color called Bubble Shell.

Color your home’s exterior world with a little something special: a Bubble Shell exterior door. This soft pink adds a little cheer to a neighborhood of neutral-colored homes. It looks great on a home painted white or a gentle gray, with white door trim. Oil-rubbed bronze or black door hardware stands out against the pink, paired with black wall sconces. Add a tall plant in a black pot to round out the look.

A main front door painted in light pink color called Bubble Shell.
Feature Colors: Siding & Trim – Painter’s White PPU18-08 Door- Bubble Shell S160-3

For a baby’s room, create a soft and serene space with a soft pink and some beautiful details. Bubble Shell adds a dreamy and peaceful touch to an otherwise very function nursery dresser.  The metallic gold accents of hardware and decorative elements add a touch of warmth and sophistication.

Pink dresser in baby nursery, items on dresser and mirror hanging on wall
Feature Colors: Wall-  Creamy Mushroom PPU5-13 Dresser-Bubble Shell S160-3

Give a foyer a marvelous Mod look with a Bubble Shell wall. This color looks stunning on a wall that has its own geometric architectural details straight out of the 1950s or 1960s. Add a retro-inspired gray storage table as a place to stash car keys and unread mail. A white gooseneck lamp atop the table is perfectly at home here. Retro chic, indeed!

A geometric panel wall painted in light pink color. A decorative table with lamp ceramic bowl with succulent plant and a small frame leaning on the wall.
Featured Colors: Accent Wall: Bubble Shell S160-3 Trim & Door: Painter’s White PPU18-08 

Bubble Shell even looks great as a backdrop for a home office, even if the office is just a small desk along a lengthy living room wall. A compact white desk with gold legs looks stunning against the pink. Add a matching retro pink chair, then create the office boundaries with a pair of tall potted plants. The plants add a bit of a calming nature to the space as well, which is perfect while working at the desk.

A home office with wall painted in light pink color. A desk with metallic gold hardware, items on the desk include laptop, a modern lamp, notebooks and potted plants.  Tropical potted plants create a calming atmosphere on this home office.
Featured Wall Color:  Bubble Shell S160-3

Warm and inviting colors are perfect for a dining area as well, which makes Bubble Shell an excellent choice. For an eclectic yet exciting look, paint the bottom half of the walls pink, the top white. Outfit the dining area with a white tulip table with a bronze base and a set of upholstered chairs that play off the table base’s color. This retro set looks beautiful atop a gray or silvery area rug. Round out the look with a retro white sideboard topped with a few vases and a table lamp. A few hints of a pastel blue in artwork and home accents look absolutely smashing in this space.

A two tone retro dining room. White upper wall and light pink lower wall.
Featured Colors: Upper wall color- Painter’s White PPU18-08  Lower wall color- Bubble Shell S160-3

Bubble Shell also works great as an accent color. In a bedroom with white or light gray walls, decorate the bed with pillows in an assortment of pink, white and gray, alternating patterns solids and textures for a lush look. Pick up on the pinks with an armchair and a few matching plant pots and decorative accents for a cohesive look.

A bedroom interior with a double bed with dotted sheets, pink pillows and armchair, art collection and plants.
Featured Wall Color:  Painter’s White PPU18-08 

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Comments (5)

  • Miss V says...

    Im painting an accent wall the whole color scheme is cappuccino what’s a good color that would work with cappuccino for an accent wall

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Miss V, thank you for visiting our blog!
      Here are a few recommendations that will work with a cappuccino color scheme.
      Amber Brew MQ4-10, Twinberry MQ1-14, Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18 or Dark Truffle PPU5-19.

      Hope these help!
      Colorfully Yours,

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