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The Colors

Pink is the star of this palette. When choosing paint colors, "keep them as close to nature as possible," designer Lori Deeds Carlton says. "Rather than thinking of bubble gum, which is artificial, think of a peony or rose."

While pink can be paired with almost any color (Carlton thinks of pink as a neutral and says it can be used anywhere you would use white), it's teamed with a sandstone color in this palette. The grayish tan serves as a supporting color. Use it in varying intensities for a harmonious, rather than one-note, composition.

Including darker shades of the main pink in this palette gives it grounding. But keep it all in the family. "You don't want to match an orangey pink with a pale one,"  Carlton says.

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