Old Rose looks like a soft pink color that has been mixed with a little bit of sandy brown to make an understated but still feminine color. Though this color has a distinctly mature feel to it it is anything but old, there are entire baby boutiques that stock gorgeous infant clothing in this soft and luxurious color.
How the color is made: To make Old Rose mix very pale pink with very dark red.
History: Old Rose was traditionally associated with femininity and the aristocracy. Though women favored the color most often, men were also known to wear it as a symbol of status and refinement.
Color in Action
Old Rose has a muted soft brown hue to its pink blush tone which makes it fantastic for evening wear and ordinary everyday outings too. Elle Fanning wore a delicately pleated and ruffled chiffon dress in an Old Rose color to “The Neon Demon” New York Premiere in 2016.
Use Old Rose in a bedroom that needs a little bit of brightening up because its warm tone can instantly lift the mood of a dark or dingy space.
Colors that go with Old Rose
Making a complementary color scheme with Old Rose with slightly desaturated cyan would create a muted theme that feels mature. This might not be everyones’ aesthetic so going for an analogous color scheme with slightly desaturated pink and slightly desaturated orange might be better.
Old Rose Color Palettes and Schemes
Old Rose’s monochromatic color palette, with mostly desaturated dark red and grayish red, is quite attractive and soothing.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
It's not surprising that Old Rose looks good in a striped wallpaper with cream because the sharp lines contrast well with the soft color. An ogee pattern in Old Rose has a striving look for those who want something out of the ordinary.