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Choosing & Using Pink Paint

Last Updated Apr 20, 2012 · Written by


Pink is one of those colours that is often misunderstood and misused – just think back to the eighties where every room was done in that delightful dusty rose! However, despite its feminine associations, pink can be a colour that brings joy and delight to any room in your home. In fact, used correctly, pink will give your home a real boost!  Here are our tips for choosing and using pink paint. For any more advice, just have a chat with your local paint supplier.

Choosing Pink Paint

It is important to take the time to choose what type of pink you want.  Soft pinks create a very delicate romantic feel, while the bolder pinks tend to create a more passionate, lively and upbeat feel.  If you are feeling brave, you can use more than one shade of pink on your walls but you should make sure that at least one shade is very light, so that you are not dominating the space with pink.  Like any other colour, you should get samples of the pinks that you plan to use to make sure that they work within your space.  Paint a canvas or a section of your wall and make sure that you like the pink at all times of day (different lighting will change how the colour appears).

Break Pink Up With Different Colours

One thing that you definitely don’t want to do is to use too much pink as it just becomes overwhelming.  The best thing to do is to use pink as a feature colour and balance it out with something else, such as shades of cream, chocolate, grey, purple or even black.  Use paint chips or colour samples to make sure that your pink matches with the other colours that you plan to use.

Tips for Using Pink Paint

If you’re interested in dabbling in pink paint, there are some great tips to get you started:

  • Use a touch of pink in the bathroom along with stainless steel fittings and fluffy, white towels.
  • Use a rich or vibrant pink on a feature wall in your home office to really perk it up and stop it from feeling dull.
  • Soft pinks are best in dining rooms and will help to give it a French Country feel.
  • Don’t be afraid to combine pinks and oranges to create a really trendy teenage room.
  • Create a trendy but classic look by combining pink, white and black together – this look works with both pale and hot pinks.

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