Pink has long been the favorite color of little girls. Pink doesn't have to be girlish and young in your home decor, however. If the tone of pink is chosen carefully and paired with the right colors, pink transforms into a sophisticated though still feminine color. It can make your space vibrant and energetic or sleek and chic.
Pale Pink with White and Beige
Mixing pale pink with creamy whites and muted beige tones brings an almost nautical earthiness to a pink color palette that is often lacking in pink rooms based on the bubble gum pink counterpart. The key to making this color combination work is to keep your pink soft with a taupe undertone, almost the color of the pink sand beaches in Bermuda or the inside of a conch shell. This selection of colors would evoke a romantic feeling without being too overbearingly girlish when used in a bedroom. Use predominantly white and beige with soft pink accents, such as pink throw pillows. A conch shell with a soft pink interior would make a perfect accessory in this color palette.
Pink and Black or Brown
Pink and black is a very city chic look that evokes almost a Parisian feel. Paint an accent wall bold black and keep the rest of the room airy with light pink walls. Go a bit bolder with deeper pink accents. Adding geometric patterned pieces in black and white are appropriate accessories for this color combination. Black and white or black, white and pink chevron-striped throw pillows or cushions would be a bold accent choice. Of course, keeping the lines of your furniture accents more classic would evoke more of the Parisian feel and less of a trendy feeling. This color palette can be softened up easily by replacing black with a rich chocolate brown.
Pink and Red
Pink is really white with red added in, so it makes complete sense that pink and red pieces would complement each other. Pink and red is a very energizing, bold color combination. Keep your pinks vibrant, in the fuchsia family, and your reds bold. To keep your room feeling bold and luxurious, add rich black fabrics and accents. A red couch against a pink wall would look sumptuous with a rich black throw and throw pillows. To soften this color pairing, use pink and red as accents against a white room. A bold piece of pink and red artwork combined with red curtains and a pink chair would brighten up a space without being too overwhelming.
Pink and Green
Pink and green is a very natural color pairing, echoing the deep pink of tulips on dark green stems and the soft pink of cherry blossoms with spring green leaves. For a bold look, deep pink looks striking offset with vibrant deep green. To soften this color palette, a cherry blossom pink wall looks lovely and almost vintage with cream and olive green accents. To modernize the soft pink, olive green and cream palette, add metallic accents. If you have a soft pink wall with a cream-colored shelf above an olive and cream chair, add photos with silver or brushed nickel frames to the shelves.
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