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Pink walls with green accent. While pink is truly just a light shade of red it takes on a life of its own, which is probably why it gets its own name. Pairing pink with green is a long-standing preppy tradition that creates a sense of playful positivity tempered by an air of sophistication, so it doesn’t even read as a complementary scheme despite the two hues’ being true opposites.Work with a pro to make sure your painting project is done right
This welcoming living room works equally well with its casually organic color combinations. The warm pink of the ottoman does not match the red of the carpet or the lavender-leaning pink of the walls. The ambience is furthered by the spring-green pillows on the sofa.
… like this one, whose casual color combination works so well. The warm pink of the ottoman does not match the red of the carpet or the lavender-leaning pink of the walls. But do you see our rose’s color scheme? The spring-green pillows on the sofa bring home the organic influence.
Pink. Not just for little girls' bedrooms, pink can be very sophisticated in the right shade. My favorite pinks are soft and purely pink. Pink looks great paired with white, gray, green and blue. This bubbly pink is called Bella Pink SW 6596, by Sherwin-Williams.
The walls in this living room are demure in a soft pink, but the bold fuchsia and green pillows give the room some punch. Pink and green are complementary colors; in this case, the green also helps balance the layers of pink. To achieve the pillows' custom style, you could simply purchase inexpensive pillows in the colors of your choice and apply a few simple trim patterns.
Find your signature paint color. Take an object in your signature color to a hardware store that does color matching and find the paint shade that matches your color. Paint a whole wall if you feel inspired to, but at least pick up a sample pot to take home and commit to painting something small — a flea market chair or set of picture frames. And don't forget to write down the name of the paint color for future reference!