One of my dear friends asked me last week about the color scheme she was planning to use in her daughter’s room – it’s about pink and black things in general.
She meant to ask if pink goes with black and whether these colors match, but she accidentally said “yay or nay” instead.
This got me thinking – are pink and black the colors that can go together? I will tell you my thoughts and the answer I gave her a bit later, but first, tell me…
What Do You Guys Think – Yay or Nay?
Think for a minute in your mind and read on.
Some people might say that black and pink are too different. After all, one is quite an intense color, while the other is seen as more delicate and feminine.
But, many others agree that these two colors complement each other quite well because the contrast between them can create a striking and stylish effect.
So, What Do I Think – Do Pink and Black Go Together?
Well, to be honest, I think it depends on how you use these colors. I told my friend that these colors could look great together if you use them correctly.
However, if you use them in the wrong way and at the wrong places in combination with things that don’t match, they will end up looking quite clashy and unpleasant. So, it’s all about finding the right balance.
When used in combination, black and pink colors bring to my mind the 1950s color scheme, where these colors were trendy. Back then, every girl wanted to have a black and pink dress in their poodle skirts and Parisian shopping bags.
Nowadays, these colors are used together in many different ways – from fashion and interiors to stationary and wedding invitations.
If you want to use these shades in your home decor or on walls for paint, I recommend starting small – like using black as an accent and keeping pink as the primary color, making them look more modern. You could also use these colors more classically in equal proportions if you want to go bold.
What Colors Go Perfectly Well with Pink and Black in My Home?
The stark contrast between black and pink is perfect for versatile decor themes.
As black acts as a neutral, the accompanying third color with the palette depends on the shade of pink you’ve used.
Some examples include hot pink, coral, puce, rose, coral, fuchsia, ballerina, carnation, dusty, and bubble gum – which can either be SUBTLE or EYE-CATCHING.
1- Off-White with the Pink and Black Color Scheme
If you want a softer look (the colors not as harsh on the eyes as stark white), shades such as off-white or cream will suffice.
Adding off-white as an accent color will make the place look more classical and spacious if that’s what you’re aiming for.
Another excellent complementary color for black and pink is a clean and crisp white. To finish the look and enhance the effect of a striking hot pink-and-black palette, consider adding white drapes and bedding to a bedroom with hot-pink walls and glossy black furniture.
Or another excellent combination you can try is a Black and white checkerboard floor in your living room with pink walls and brown furniture.
White goes well with most colors, but be careful when pairing it with pale pinks, as the brightness of white can wash out delicate pastels.
2- Green with the Pink and Black Colors
Drawing inspiration from nature, incorporating a green color scheme into your home can add calming vibes to any room. For an airy and refreshing feel in bedrooms or living spaces, think light sage shades coupled with pink and black accents – this combination is perfect for creating tranquil atmospheres.
To inject some boldness while keeping the look luxurious, opt for dark forest green as either feature wall paint or statement furniture pieces; you’ll be sure to admire the drama it brings.
And if modernity’s more of what you’re looking for, try blending hot pinks with charcoal greys – their greyish undertones will make all the difference by grounding out the girly aesthetics without losing that unique pop of personality.
3- Gold with the Pink and Black Color Scheme
Another gorgeous complementary color for a black and pink color scheme is gold; it’s the shiny, metallic element to make your space feel more luxurious and special. You can use it as an accent color in your decor or go all out with gold furniture and accessories.
IMO if you’re going for a more glam look in your daughter’s room or even in a kitchen, then gold (in combination with pink and black) is the way to go. It adds a touch of sophistication and can make a space pop.
4- A Combo of Black, Pink, and Red is Great to Try
As the base color from which pink is created – red – makes sense as a contrastive color.
Reds in larger quantities perform best with deeper pinks like magenta, which the bright hue won’t overshadow.
Also, the vivid, attention-getting colors and sparse points of red throughout a space can guide the eye to neglected areas that would otherwise be lost in a monotonous sea of pink. For example, if your room has French pink walls with black flooring and drapes, you can add some red throw pillows to a couch or bed.
Red also goes quite well with black, as the two colors are on opposite ends of the color wheel. This creates a striking and bold look that can be perfect for a home office or study.
For a unique, bold look, you can also add purple to the overall scheme. It can be a great way to add depth and dimension to the space.
5- Orange or Aqua also Looks Incredible with Pink and Black
Aqua blue is an excellent, refreshing color that balances out warmer colors like black and pink. The retro trio was famous in the 1950s – when it was featured in iconic boomerang patterns.
You can enhance the appeal of these shades by adding in the pop of bright and lovely orange, which is mostly tied with the feeling of warmth, fun, and happiness.
Black will tend to provide a sense of solidity, sophistication, and seriousness to the whole look. So, you can use it slightly on decorative accessories like lamps, vases, and picture frames.
This palette is also perfect for a girl’s bedroom or playroom as it creates a fun and energetic space.
What Color Do Black and Pink Make – When Mixed Together?
Generally, when you mix together pink and black paint in a container, the result will be a very deep tone of pink with tinges resembling purple – the deeper the shade becomes as you increase the amount of black in your mixture. For example, if you add more pink and less black, the purple hue will be stronger.
So, when looking for a way to add more luxury and glamour to your space, why not mix black with pink paint color? Doing so will create an incredibly dramatic look – from deep magenta tones resembling purple all the way through shades of grey.
Why stop there, though; pair it up with complementary colors like white or gold for even more depth in dimension.
From furniture pieces to accent walls, let your imagination run wild when mixing these two iconic hues together – you’ll indeed find plenty of creative ways to make any girly room shine brightly.
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Jack Luis is a semi-retired painter who loved painting his clients’ ideas on their walls.
He had worked as a painter for over a decade serving customers in areas such as Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Beaufort, and Georgetown, SC (South Carolina). Today in his free time, he likes to read and write about the newer techniques implemented in his profession. You may read more about him here or get in touch with him here.