Dusty Pink is a soft pink color that is found between amaranth and rouge on the color wheel. It is a color that is popular in cosmetic production for lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow shades. Dusty Pink’s slightly desaturated hue gives it a subtle gray tinge that feels muted and tender.
How the color is made: Mix dark red with white to produce Dusty Pink. Combining these two colors gives Dusty Pink the vague depth of red with the wistfulness of white.
History: Traditionally Dusty Pink was associated with timelessness, youth, femininity, and affection. It was a color typically associated with floral arrangements and young ladies.
Color in Action
Dusty Pink has been used in fashion for centuries. Recently though it has started to appear as a preferred hair color for those who are wanting to make a statement with their tresses. Dusty Pink streaks or a full head of muted pink dye can be seen on many heads of varying genders, as it distinguishes itself as a gender-neutral hue.
Use Dusty Pink in the bedroom to create a relaxed and soothing atmosphere, or try it in the kitchen for a retro-1960s feel. Either way Dusty Pink has the warmth and interest to make it the ideal base color for modern interior design.
Colors that go with Dusty Pink
Match Dusty Pink with slightly desaturated cyan for a color combination that is complementary and well-balanced. Or try dusty Pink with metallic gold for a daring look that feels a little seductive.
Dusty Pink Color Palettes and Schemes
Dsuty Pink can be combined with swatches of slightly desaturated purple, desaturated green, and desaturated cyan for a tetradic color palette that feels summery and jovial.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Wallpapers with Dusty Pink, white, and black stripes will make a room feel lush and flirtatious. Gingham patterns with Dusty Pink and black are a fascinating alternative to the usual designs.