Pink comes in variety of shades from blush to hot pink. It can be a calming and welcoming color or add a punch of color to any space. However, it needs to be balanced correctly with other colors in order to not have an adverse effect on one's mood. Read about the 5 principal rules of color combination before designing with pink, which we refer to in our color pairings.
Pink + White
Pink and white are a timeless pairing. It is hard to get this combination wrong. In spaces with lots of white furniture, paint the walls soft pink to add depth and interest. In the same vain, add pink accent pillows and art in a white room for a punch of color. Pink is often found in floral patterns, which can be used as wall covering or drapery for something a bit more dramatic.
Pink and White Bedroom Details
Pink + Black
Pink can help soften the heaviness of black. However, you have to be careful to balance the two colors. Brighter more vibrant pinks with black furniture can be harsh. Instead opt for softer or more medium tones of pink. Try using light pink paint as an alternative to white walls in a room with lots of black furniture.
Pink and Black Interior Design
Pink + Yellow
Pink and yellow can both be vibrant colors, so it is important to balance them well within a space. The secret to combining these colors is to keep the rest of your palette neutral and soft. Use the 60-30-10 rules. Start with a soft neutral at 60% then add in pink at 30% and use yellow as your accent color at 10%.
Pink and Yellow Modern Living Room
Pink + Brown
Pink and brown create soft feminine spaces. Pink brings a bit of energy and can keep brown furniture from overwhelming a room. Add pink accents such as bedding or throw pillows to help brighten up brown furniture. Ethnic inspired rugs often have brown and pink mixed in their patterns. Select a rug with vibrant pink and brown to best tie the two colors together in a room and balance it with lots of beiges.
Pink and Brown Elegant Bedroom Design
Pink + Purple
Pink and purple work best together when balanced between jewel and pastel tones. Pink and purple create youthful and feminine spaces. When designing with these colors start with a neutral color wall and add in accents of each color. Use pastel or deeper shades of purple on larger, more prominent elements, such as upholstery and add in brighter pinks in the accessories. It is best to keep pink and purple up to 50% of the room. Make the other 50% of the room neutral colors to keep pink and purple from overwhelming the space.
Pink and Purple Kids Bedroom Design
Pink + Blue
Pink and blue can be a bold combination or a serene duo. For a moody and eclectic space start with a navy blue wall and add in pink accents such as a patterned rug. Lighter shades of blue pair well with brighter pink accessories for a fun yet sophisticated room. Although not the most obvious choice for nurseries - after all it's usually either pink or blue - the two colors together can in fact make an attractive combination.
Pink and Blue Baby Room Ideas
Pink + Green
Pink and green are complimentary colors, which makes them an ideal pairing. Mint greens pair well with blush pinks for a soft and calming space. But that's not the only way to go. Bold and vibrant shades of pink and green are the staple of Moroccan-style spaces. Add beautiful lanterns, pendant lights, plants, a colorful rug, and you'll end up with an irresistible arrangement - even if a little audacious.
Pink and Green Dining Room
Pink + Red
Pink and red are vibrant analogous colors. In order not to overwhelm a space it is best to vary their shades and tones. Soft blush pinks look beautiful paired with deeper shades of red. To mix bolder shades of both colors follow the 60-30-10 rules, 60% neutrals, 30% pink and 10% red, to make sure the colors are well balanced in the room.
Pink and Red Dining Room Details
Pink + Orange
Pink and orange are a very youthful pairing. As complimentary colors, pink and orange are easy to incorporate together into a space, however it is important they are balanced with neutrals. Rusty shades of orange look beautiful with blush pinks to create soft feminine spaces. For something a little more eye-catching pair brighter orange with light pink.
Pink and Orange Living Room Ideas
Pink + Gray
Pink and gray are a classic combination. Brighter pinks pop against deeper gray tones adding a bit of fun to a room. Try adding neon pink accents such as throw blankets and pillows to dark gray upholstered furniture. For softer and more feminine spaces such as nurseries, pair blush pinks with light grays.
Pink and Grey Room Design
Pink + Gold
Nothing screams glam louder than a combination of soft pinks and gold. Use various shades of gray to keep the arrangement classy, add depth with a vibrant pink bouquet of fresh flowers and finish off the look with a large plant to help the colors really pop.