Color Combo: Hot Pink, Orange, and Light Blue

Color Combo: Hot Pink, Orange, and Light Blue

Grace Shu
May 13, 2009

If you tend to lean towards the brighter end of the spectrum, this color combo is right up your alley: vibrant hot pink paired with tangerine orange plus a soothing touch of cool blue. If you're contemplating trying this combination out, check out a few photos we've pulled together that put these hues to the test...

The photo pictured above is Jonathan Adler's creation for a little girl's room. The orange bed is such a show stopper, and we love the mix of sophisticated furniture (the tufted bed, the Asian-inspired curio case) with this young lady's stuff. The hot pink/fuschia wall paint is Benjamin Moore's Pre-Dawn Sky.

A more subdued and soothing use of this color combination in an exotic Indian-inspired motif. Instead of the colors taking center stage, all the intricate details in the table and mirror frame are given the spotlight.

If hot pink and orange aren't you're thing, try using the blue as the main color with the pink and orange as the accents. This example uses a bright red, but we can certainly see hot pink being just as effective.

This fearless use of pink with orange accents is anchored by the black trim. Just seeing a pair of light blue flip flops at the edge of the bed is proof of how a light blue chair or bedside lamp would add an unexpected and welcome twist to all the vibrant energy of the pink.

Instead of picking one of these colors as the "main" color, pick a dark charcoal grey for the base and treat the hot pink, orange, and light blue as accent colors.

(Images: Elle Decor, Living Etc.)

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