Hue Knew: Two Trending Colors That Are Even Better Together

updated Jul 18, 2020
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I’ve always been a huge fan of pink and green together, and the current trend towards more somber, desaturated colors has put a fresh new spin on this classic combo. Hunter green and dusty pink are beautiful on their own, of course, but they’re even better together.

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This kitchen from Little Greene pairs a pink that’s just a wee bit bubble gummy with a dark green (and an oak worktop) that balances it out nicely.

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(Image credit: Sight Unseen)

Designer Guillermo Santomà brought pink and green together when designing his Barcelona home, seen here (without furniture) on Sight Unseen. Moving the colors in a slightly more somber direction gives this traditionally preppy color combo a sophisticated edge.

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A dusty pink and a deep, deep green come together in a space from Apartment 34.

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This armchair, spotted on My Interior Therapy, combines pink and green with an unexpected splash of houndstooth.

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Here’s that same Barcelona home (once again on Sight Unseen), just with furniture this time (and slightly different lighting, it would appear). Layering other colors on top of these two creates a really lovely effect. It’s actually quite surprising how well they work with other shades, almost like a neutral.

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The stromanthe plant, seen in this photo from Inuk Home, is a beautiful, naturally occurring example of the combination (a reminder that some of our best design ideas are ones nature came up with first).

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You can also get the look from pairing darker-hued plants with blush, as seen here on Stories. Plants are a great way to bring in color—and are even better than most accessories, because they’re alive.

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At first glance, this might not even register with you as pink and green, but if you look closely you’ll see that the khaki doors in the background are paired with linens in a very, very pale pink. It’s an unexpected but still very pleasing combo, and perfect proof that often, taking a good thing and tweaking it just a little can result in something even better. See more of this home at Turbulences Deco.