It's probably obvious that I love soft pink tones (they have appeared in a few of my color inspiration mood boards recently). The right soft pink tone (a warm blush, preferably) is feminine but not girlie and neutral-y but not boring. Perfect.
My favorite use of the color is PAINT. I love love love blush colored walls. I think this is because sometimes blush colored textiles can come off as too soft. I like the unexpectedness of a very solid thing (wall) painted in a softening color.
See? Softening, but not necessarily girlie.