Color Schemes: The Best Paint Shades to Complement Light Pink

Color Schemes: The Best Paint Shades to Complement Light Pink

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Dabney Frake
Aug 12, 2015

Pink is surprisingly versatile and works so nicely with a bunch of other colors. If you are painting a room for the first time, or trying to figure out what do with retro pink bathroom tiles, try these color schemes to elicit the perfect mood, depending on the room's purpose and how you want to feel in it.

PLAYFUL & GLAMOROUS: Bubblegum Pink & Bright Red

Red and pink combined read as both fun and daring, so try Benjamin Moore Vermillion with Pink Cadillac for a room that's upscale but doesn't take itself too seriously. Paint the room one color, and one piece of furniture the other shade, then add in some gold or brass accessories as a final layer in the room.

Benjamin Moore Vermillion with Pink Cadillac
(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

SOPHISTICATED & UNDERSTATED: Dusty Pink & Burgundy

Earthy, toned down shades are everywhere these days, and Farrow & Ball's Calamine and Brinjal are a beautiful duo that make a room elegant with nothing to prove.

Farrow & Ball Calamine and Brinjal
(Image credit: Farrow & Ball)

CALM & SOOTHING: Light Pink & Subtle Gray

(Image credit: Susanna Vento)

Above, there isn't huge contrast between this light pink (with brown undertones) and simple grey, which makes for a soothing space that's perfect for peaceful bedrooms. Try Sherwin Williams Hush White and Unique Gray.