Pale Pink + Black: A Match Made in Heaven

Pale Pink + Black: A Match Made in Heaven

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Eleanor Büsing
Nov 8, 2015

There are few color combinations more pleasing to my eye than that of pale, blush pink and rich, inky black. I recently completed a master bathroom for a client in this color scheme—matte black clawfoot tub, walls painted in Farrow & Ball's Calamine—and I'm having a hard time not moving in myself. Not convinced about this palette? Read on for inspiration and a few tips to make it work for you.

Pink + Black At Home

TOP ROW:

  1. kettukarkki on DIVAANI Blogit
  2. 2 Lovely Gays via mad about the house
  3. Oh Happy Day via SFGIRLBYBAY
  4. Guilherme Torres via desire to inspire
  5. Jessica's Unbelievably Chic (and Colorful!) Edinburgh Flat

MIDDLE ROW:

  1. Casa Vogue
  2. HGTV
  3. MilK Magazine via Dust Jacket
  4. Livingetc via SFGIRLBYBAY
  5. BoligLiv via My Scandinavian Home

BOTTOM ROW:

  1. Vogue Living May/June 2014 via Camille Styles
  2. WEEKDAYCARNIVAL
  3. House & Garden
  4. Cynthia Brooks Design via zhush
  5. Gisbert Pöppler Architecture and Interior via Camille Styles

Pink + Black In Your Home

Like this look? Here are some tips to make it work in your home:

• Pink and black play well with white (lots of white), grey, and timber tones. These neutrals allow this strong combo to take center stage.

On the other hand, don't be afraid to add a bolder color. As you can see from the examples above, certain shades like teal and mustard look great with pink and black, and emerald is also a favorite add-in of mine.

• Use unequal amounts, like a pink wall with a collection of slim black photo frames, or a vast, black-stained floor with a single piece of pink furniture.

• When it comes to hardware, think warm. Bronze, brass, and copper metals look particularly good with soft pink.

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