Color Schemes: The Best Paint Shades to Complement Light Pink

Color Schemes: The Best Paint Shades to Complement Light Pink

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)


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

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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.

Sherwin Williams Hush White and Unique Gray
(Image credit: Sherwin Williams)

HAPPY & CONFIDENT: Blush Pink & Black

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Pair Valspar's Baby Blush with Dark Kettle Black and get a room that's comfortable in its own skin. The darker color grounds the upbeat pink, striking the perfect balance and contrast.

Valspar Baby Blush and Dark Kettle Black
(Image credit: Valspar)

MODERN & PRETTY: Salmon Pink & Teal

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Salmon pink and teal are a muted version of pink + green, which is itself a riff on complementary colors red and green. It's a fresh twist on the 1980s vs. old-school preppy. Try Behr's Cinnamon Tea and Juniper Berries to get this look.

Behr Cinnamon Tea and Juniper Berries
(Image credit: Behr)

FRESH & FUN: Rosy Pink & Orange

This hallway looks youthful without being juvenile or overwhelming, giving off a positive vibe that gets you ready to tackle your day with zest and energy. Pair Glidden's Pink Lemonade with Calypso Coral.

Glidden Pink Lemonade with Calypso Coral
(Image credit: Glidden)

WARM & WELCOMING: Neutral Pink & Mint

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The warm beige-y pink here acts as a neutral background that lets the cool pastel chair shine. For a restful and welcoming space like this one, try Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground with Dix Blue.

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground and Dix Blue
(Image credit: Farrow & Ball)
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