How to Figure Out What Shades of Brown & Pink Go Together

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The classic combination of pink and brown is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in all materials, and shades of each color are readily available. Whether you are planning wedding colors, matching shades for a quilt or afghan, or decorating a nursery, you want to be certain that the colors you select coordinate well with each other. Pale shades of pink and brown create a soft look suitable for a baby's layette or a child's bedroom, while brighter and more vibrant shades create a dramatic effect appropriate for a contemporary wedding or living room.

Things You'll Need

  • Color wheel
  • Color book
  • Paint samples
  • Fabric swatches
  • Cellphone color application
  • Consider the room or event. Ask yourself what style and effect you want to create and what textures you wish to include.

  • Consider options on a detailed color wheel. Pink and brown frequently coordinate because the colors are close on the color wheel, and the closer the shades, the better the match. Another option is to peruse a color book.

  • Visit a paint store or fabric shop to collect paint samples or fabric swatches in your chosen shades. While rose, magenta and lilac are common shades, samples of uncommon shades such as fuchsia may require visits to several stores. For fabric choices, consider weight, texture, composition and durability of the swatches.

  • Download a cellphone application that allows you to photograph and color match items you like. This lets you match the shade of materials you have already purchased, which could be bridesmaids' dresses or a crib sheet set.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider visiting paint manufacturer websites for ideas. These frequently display coordinating shades.
  • Consider the lighting when you examine colors because lighting can affect appearance.
  • Colors you view on a computer monitor may not exactly match the actual colors.

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