Kerstin Eser, Plascon Trends Contributor
Our Global Colour Manager, Anne Roselt, chose Black Bean (EC71) as the Colour of the Month for June, and what better colour to complement this than pink.
Besides being a colour that is really hot right now, I think that it has a great deal to offer because of its many variations – delectable shades that I would like to explore here – but wow, so many that I realized it was almost impossible to limit the topic to just one post. However, I do feel that it’ll be good to view the colour and all its variations as a whole – so that you can see how many options there are.
For example, to name a few: red pinks, orange pinks, purple pinks, rose, blush, peach pink, neon pink, bright pink, pastel pink, coral, rose quartz, rose gold, nude, baby pink, shocking pink… the list of pink paint colours goes on – there’s a pink for everyone!
Pink Paint Colours & Interiors
Splitting them into different categories would be helpful to see where each pink falls and what combinations work well with each tone.
Personally, more often than not, I would hesitate to use pink (in any of its variations) with another bright colour. You may notice this in most of the images selected below – pink is the hero and often combined with subtle and neutral complementary colours. In other words, for the most part, pink works best if grounded by a white, grey, neutral, black and/or a slightly deeper or lighter shade of itself.
Obviously there are always exceptions to the rule. Plus, you might prefer a look which is a little louder, bolder and with a touch of fun (I guess will need to cover that in another post).
Rose Quartz, being one of Pantone 2016 colours of the year, would be a good starting point. We can really understand why this colour has stolen the spotlight, as it is such a sensual and serene colour – especially when combined with soft greys – and creates a palette most will desire.
Its metallic counterpart, Rose Gold, can be seen to have a gold/copper undertone, which is why Rose Quartz tones marry so well with copper accessories. Perfect examples to illustrate Rose Gold are the new Apple iPhones and Mac products (see below) – too beautiful!
Nudes and Peachy Pink
I love this colour and think it can be beautiful if used correctly. Look, I wouldn’t paint my whole house with it, but if used subtly and combined with soft neural tones it can be very contemporary and create a very desirable look.
Dusty, muted, warm pinks
These work beautifully with greys and soft neutral tones, creating soft and serene spaces.
Deep, rich pinks
These give a striking, sophisticated look.
Bright, fun pinks
And then, just because we can’t leave the ‘brights’ out, here are a few versions of bright, fun pinks, including a splash of neon to end it off.
That’s me for today… I look forward to researching the next post. Enjoy!