The colour wheel is a neat little guide that’s been developed over centuries. It features all the colours arranged in a circle, from one analogous shade to the next. But a colour wheel isn’t just a diagram of colours, but rather, it’s a diagram of how colours relate to one another.
When it comes to understanding colour, it’s best to start with analogous colours and complementary colours. Analogous colours sit next to each other on the colour wheel. They’re slightly different, and blend quite easily into one another. Putting them next to each other has the effect of unity.
Complementary colours are how you describe shades on opposite ends of the colour palette. Having them in combination serves to highlight one another through contrast. Complementary colours should be used wisely, because going overboard tends to look quite garish.
So what is colour matching? Well, it’s figuring out what colours go best with each other. Every colour match-up has a different overall effect, and just by tweaking a few shades you can come up with plenty of different styles.
Colours That Match With Pink
Here are 10 shades of pink and the colours that match with them!
1. Hot Pink
Loud and proud, pair a hot pink lamp shade and throw pillow with an apple green divider. Carefully place accent pieces around the room featuring green and pink tones that tie everything together, letting the eye freely move from one part of the room to another.
2. Baby Pink
A bit of a softer tone, this room pairs baby pink bedsheets with darker neutral blues and beige walls. Gold accents can be found on the pillows and on wall decor. Nothing is particularly saturated, creating a room that feels relaxed and safe. Pink and blue together also help neutralise each other, helping create a pink room that isn’t too feminine.
3. Dusty Pink
A shade of pink bordering on beige or brown, this shade feels at home next to other neutrals. Plenty of browns and beiges cover the room, along with a pale green plant to bring things together. A nice way to add some colour without turning up the saturation.
4. Blush Pink
Another light shade, this warmer pink also pairs well with browns, in this case a stronger copper tone. The slightly stronger blush stands up well against the warm copper, creating a cute yet rustic appeal. While it is copper and not pink, the pendant light adds visual interest, especially with the grey wall bringing the whole affair together.
5. Light Pink
As the name suggests, light pink is a very bright shade. As such, it pairs well with whites and golds which are similarly luminescent. These colours together create a room that’s practically glowing!
6. Old Rose
This shade has that vintage feel and warmth that lets it stand up to stronger colours. This wall painted in old rose holds its own, even with plenty of deep browns and the dark red armchair. Even a black fireplace doesn’t drown out the colour of the space.
7. Dark Pink
A more saturated shade, this dark pink sofa easily holds attention in a room filled with dark and visually arresting furniture. The black and white of the walls and chandelier help make the pink pop all the more. Not to mention that the pink is the brightest source of colour in the room, which certainly helps its effect.
8. Orange Pink
An interesting mix of colours, orange and pink end up as a warm, salmon-like colour that really heats up a room. This hallway painted in this shade leads the eye down to the much cooler room by the window. Along the way, we are flanked by a painting with similarly warm tones, as well as some rich browns and a patterned rug.
9. Champagne Pink
There’s something about this pink that just begs to be paired with gold. From the yellow gold legs of the chair, to the gold and black knick knacks on the shelves, this is a pink that benefits from the shiny stuff being around it.
Magenta is one of those really warm shades of pink. Pair magenta along with some nice grey pillows and furniture, along with a glossy black table to add a sense of luxury. Staying away from using too much white lets the magenta keep its power without overwhelming.
Colours That Go With Pink
Putting together a great pink look does require a little effort, but not nearly as much as you’d think! While we did outline a lot of great examples of pink usage, there’s no rule preventing you from just going crazy and following your heart. Don’t let anyone tell you that things only look good in one specific way. Dream big!