What Color Goes with Pink?
As pale as the softest blush or as bold as the hot fuchsia of a sunset, pink makes a powerful statement. Whether pretty, preppy, or bold and edgy, pink finds a home in a variety of styles. Check out our slideshow for some of our favorite pairings, and pick your signature shade.
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Rosy Magenta + Gray + Cream
Magenta and grayed-purple patterned drapes bring a version of pink to this mostly gray and cream room. Because magenta is a blend of red and purple, it matches well with colors on either side of its creators. Purple patterned throw pillows rest on the bed. A wool blanket, a lighter hued version of the drapes, offers a tonal difference. Soft gray and cream (as opposed to stark white), and metallic gold finishes keep the bold colors on the warm side of the spectrum.
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Blush Pink + Bubble Gum + Citron
A palette of pinks lends depth to this living space. Pale hues on the walls enhance the vibrant pinks on the striped ottoman, sofa, and orchid wall art. To balance the pink, the room invites in a mellow mustard yellow and muted citron -- secondary colors pulled from the artwork.
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Peony Pink + Steel Gray + White
In this dining room, pink dominates -- even though it is used as an accent, proving that a strong color in small doses goes a long way. Upholstered dining chairs in a creamy white fabric are backed in pink. Piping on the graphic gray-and-white window treatments carries the color across the room. Warm, steel gray walls work as a quiet neutral while a crystal chandelier offers a bit of glamour.
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Powder Pink + Rose
Is there anything sweeter than a bouquet of pink garden roses? Here, a vintage painting of blossoms sets the scene for a slipcovered settee and European cocktail table. Decadent gilded finishes offer comfortable tension with the shabby-chic frame. Walls are covered in feminine pink damask. Pillows are pretty, delicate silks. Accents include hot pink cut flowers and ribbon pulled from the artwork. The pale finish on the hardwood floors maintains the soft look.
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Cotton Candy Pink + Yellow + White
Lighthearted in tone, this mostly white bedroom puts the focus on the cheerful floral print pillows. Part Palm Beach sophisticated, part Hawaiian surfer girl, the fabrics merge the friendliest bright pink with sunshine yellow, and lush green for a carefree, summery island feel.
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Pink + Global Hues
This bedroom is dressed in all varieties of pink: burgundy, red, mauve, rose. With a multitude of patterns and accent colors including pale blue, lime green, gray, and burnt sienna, the room exudes a global, tribal flair. A stack of books with colorful jackets adds to the exotic worldliness of this casual Bohemian space.
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Pink Rose + White
In this small, mostly white living room, pink makes a big statement in a window seat. The recess is outfitted with a modern pink-and-white damask print cushion. Roman shades are trimmed in the same pink hue. Casual in tone, the room showcases a white, slipcovered sofa. A modern rattan bowl chair lends a contemporary vibe, while a French, marble-topped cocktail table reflects the elegance of the pink damask.
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Hot Pink + Apple Green + Black
Fully embracing a preppy spirit, this room unabashedly displays pink and green on walls and furnishings. Walls are painted hot pink and the sofa is covered in the same intense hue. Apple green armchairs pull in to the conversation area. An ottoman bridges the pink and green colors with a floral fabric in both hues and the black fireplace adds depth to the room.
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Fuchsia + Light Brown + Wood Tones + White
A little pink can go a long way. In this dining area, one upholstered chair (and a few stripes on the draperies) is all it takes to make a big statement. A cut velvet floral shimmers against a pale milk chocolate background. The contemporary vibe is met with pale woods on the furniture. Accents such as the silver and white dishes and serving pieces, simply framed crests, and rug are simple -- putting the focus on the pink.
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Magenta + Brown + White
Bold pink walls liven up a traditional dining table and chairs in this eating area. While the classic wood finish would work well with any color combination, this designer ensured the cohesive look by grounding the room with a brown-and-pink rug. Chair coverings showcase a background of cream with hot pink floral accents.
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Champagne Pink + Gold + Linen White
French antiques showcase elegant Old World style in this feminine bedroom. Dressed for a formal affair, this sophisticated room wears romantic shades of pale pink silks and accented gold finishes. Crisp white bedding and walls ensure the space isn't overly sweet.
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Carnation + Lime + Gold
Pink and green, the ultimate preppy color combination, updates antique furnishings such as this French settee. With its thick crown moldings and marble floors, the home speaks of elegant style. But fanciful color choices introduce an element of whimsy.
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Conch Shell Pink + White
In this beach house, the color of seashells -- not the sea -- dominates. Conch shell pink in this entryway puts guests in a laid-back island kind of mood. White wainscoting and a sideboard with gingerbread trim recalls porches in the West Indies. Contrasting colors include other beach house favorites: rattan, wood, mercury glass, and a clear glass vase full of seashells.
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Cherry Blossom + Spring Green + Neutrals
Pale pink partners with other favorite pastels to create a soft weather-worn cottage interior. Fabrics are simple printed cottons in pink damask and patterned lime. A wall unit showcases a porch ceiling, blue shelves, and weathered gray shutters. The colorful accents -- a mix of relaxed neutrals and modest furnishings -- offer a comfortable, barefoot welcome.
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Coral Pink + Grassy Green + Clean White
Taking cues from the vintage tile, these homeowners chose to play to the pink tones rather than replace them. A pretty pink toile in just the right shade covers the walls. Green, pink's favorite preppy sidekick, joins in accent pieces such as the chair and linens. White maintains the bath's clean, crisp look.