Pastel Pink has been associated with love throughout the centuries—think of all the plump Pink cherubs painted in Renaissance artworks and the prone female figures that were painted to entice the male gaze. Even modern artists like Picasso used Pastel Pink to depict passion in his 1925 “Three Dancers” painting.
How the color is made: Pastel Pink is made by mixing White with Soft Pink to create a subtle warm color.
History: Because Pastel Pink combines the fiery lust of Red and the fragility of White, it was often associated with feminine seduction that seemed to conflict with innocence, like Humbert's description of Lolita’s Pink dress in Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita.”
Color in Action
The soft gossamer effect of Pastel Pink in fashion makes it a color that appears in several designers’ collections each season. Pastel Pink is typically a color that is seen in stores at the beginning of spring because of the freshness and allusion to rebirth.
Pastel Pink is a subtle color that is favored by fashion designers because of the delicate warmth and comfort it offers a room. Pastel Pink works well in bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and even in kitchens when contrasted with a cool marble surface.
Colors that go with Pastel Pink
Contrast Pastel Pink with Lime Green to have both colors’ warmth play off each other, and create a lighthearted mood.
Pastel Pink Color Palettes and Schemes
Use Slightly Desaturated Blue, Cream White, and Pastel Pink to create a color palette that offsets the feminine with the masculine and elicits a feeling of balance. Pastel Pink with Sky Blue, Light Mint Green, and Light Slate Blue will create a palette that has an ethereal bohemian feel.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A floral wallpaper with Pastel Pink flowers and Light Lime Green foliage will give a room a chic country feel.