Oct 22, 2023
Starting with powdery rosé through old pink to strong pink – Pink is a jack of all trades and shows its diversity through a wide spectrum of colors. So it’s time to put an end to the purely soft image and recognize the possibilities. If you still think pink is only for romantics, the grown-up combinations will amaze you.
What do we associate with pink?
The most romantic shade of the color spectrum – this is the image of pink. She is said to be… the most feminine color ever be. And it is also polarizing and quite controversial. Not everyone likes pink, many find the tone kitschy or too girly and naive. In particular, the socially established, one-sided designation as a color only for girls is rightly criticized and has contributed to this.
But, did you know that? Pink has very different meanings in different cultures. While in our country pink clothing is still primarily produced for girls, in the Orient (old) pink is considered a color for masculinity – as was the case in the Renaissance in our latitudes. Pink is seen as a “little red” and therefore a color for all males. Today, pink is considered to have attributes such as softness and romance.
Macby cocktail dress
Sixties dress Hanesa
Mabisa shirt jacket
Laggy flounce dress
Tunic dress Miga
Ibies sequin dress
Licara maxi dress
Pink is a mixture of white and red. From a color psychological perspective, this is an exciting and contradictory combination in itself: while white symbolizes purity and innocence, red stands for energy and passion. The more delicate the shade of pink, the lovelier it appears. Stronger versions such as pink can appear provocative or – depending on the look – provocatively feminine. And even the often unpopular so-called Barbie style has experienced an upgrade since the emancipated Barbie film.
The delicate pink nuance with a lot of white suggests gentleness and is intended to have a calming effect, provide more calm and relieve tension. With its carefree lightness, it inspires and conveys optimism and hope – pink is the charming color of a good mood.
Complementary color to pink?
The complementary color of pink is a spring-like green. Pink belongs to the warm color family. It is interesting that this color combination with green often occurs in nature – such as with the rose.
Who does pink suit?
Most women appear feminine and elegant when dressed in pink tones. It always depends on the type of combination and the respective shade of pink – because not all pink is the same. There is a suitable color gradation for every type. Delicate rosé tones act like a soft focus and flatter almost all complexions.
Which color types and hair color does it suit?
If you choose the right shade, pink will definitely suit you. This applies:
► Are you a winter type? Then cool and clear shades of pink are ideal for you – the icier, the better.
► Are you a summer type? Go for cool, but especially pastel and powdery pink.
► Are you a spring type? A powdery pink with a slight hint of yellow flatters you the most.
► Are you an autumn type? Choose a warm apricot pink.
Combine individual shades of pink
Pink has many color nuances: a variety of cooler, warmer, stronger or powderier versions, nude tones that tend towards pink beige – or pink with a strong, temperamental high proportion of red. That’s why pink can be combined flexibly – both with neutral tones and with other accent colors. But extravagant looks with strong colors are also possible. And by the way: Pink can not only come across as “romantic”, but also serious, elegant or extravagant.
Which colors go well with powder pink/light pink?
Powder pink is the color that Barbie also wears. Not all of us would choose a complete outfit in this tone. But in combination with different shades of gray such as stone gray or dark gray, a pink shirt suddenly looks very grown-up. The calm nuance is the perfect stage and forms a great contrast to the pink tone. How about a pink blouse and a slim-fitting blazer in gray or anthracite for the upcoming business meeting? If you want to emphasize the lovely, choose mint or denim blue or create a spring-like, feminine look with white.
Which colors go well with old pink?
Dusty pink is a mix of red and white with black. The higher the proportion of black, the more noble and elegant it appears. That’s why black goes well with it. But green or gray also underline the serious note of the color. If you want to emphasize the gentle side of old pink, combine light colors such as white, cream or beige with the garment. White, gold and natural tones also harmonize with the inviting old pink.
What colors go with pink?
Pink is the loudest pink variant and cannot be overlooked with the high proportion of red. Complete looks instantly attract attention. And pink is perfect for stylish color blocking. Pink and orange are a match that cannot be missed and plays a role in many collections. The combination of pink and red is no less expressive and just as popular. How about a red top with pink pants? Pink and green are complementary colors and that’s exactly what makes a corresponding outfit so interesting. For fresh outfits, white or beige are suitable when teamed with pink – the neutral base colors give pink an elegant attitude.
Color duos we love to see
Anyone who thinks that pink always looks playful and girly is seriously mistaken. Because – when combined correctly – it appears stylish, grown-up and confident.
Combine pink and beige
Warm beige and pink convey style. If the neutral beige tone shows color, then with pink. Stylish, feminine and timeless: combine beige trousers with a pink top. The warm tone shines calmly in the supporting role, while favorite pieces in pink can develop their full radiance. Perfect for a feminine look that also looks grown-up.
Combine pink & red
Anything but dreamy pink, but a combination that has it all! Red and pink. The two tones form a monochrome harmony – after all, both colors are on the same branch of the color wheel. The dream team impresses with its unmistakable color blocking effect. The contrasting colors harmonize perfectly with each other and, when combined, exude elegance, lightness and freshness on mini dresses, jumpsuits or as a combination outfit with a midi skirt and blouse. Whether summer or winter, whether blonde or brown, this mix is right!
Combine pink & purple
In principle a good team – but what matters here is the fine coordination of the color nuances. For a subtle color contrast, you can combine purple with delicate pink tones. Bright pink tones create a stronger but equally harmonious contrast. Make sure your look doesn’t look too girly.
Combine pink and gray
Gray and pink in the team look modern and stylish. Gray on its own quickly appears dull and very clean, the addition of pink makes it shine invitingly. For all classic outfits, you can always wear light pink with gray and dark blue. A safe choice.
Combine pink & blue
When combining pink with shades of blue, the intensity makes the crucial difference: If you like it a little more contrasting, go for stronger nuances of both colors. Make sure that the two tones do not compete with each other, but rather complement each other. For example, you can combine a strong royal blue with a delicate pastel pink. Pink and blue, on the other hand, are a real power duo.
Combine pink & green
Not afraid of color? Then this is the perfect mix for you. Green and pink are an unusually exciting combination, not only in summer, and often have a vintage touch. From lime to emerald to olive green – your patterned dress or shorts-blouse combination in pink and green always sets a stylish accent. Tip: The earthy green tone olive, which we know from military style, is an unexpectedly exciting combination partner for pink. Just try the “hard-tender mixture”!
Monochrome chic: combine pink tone-on-tone
Attention guaranteed! A monochrome pink outfit needs to be put together skillfully. If you prefer something more subtle, combine pink tones with a high proportion of white – such as cool blush or warm rosé. This creates elegant all-over looks or casual styles. Those who are bold in fashion opt for striking pink variants such as cool pink or coral and make a fashion statement.
! Tip: The cut of a dress or jumpsuit can also promote a cooler pink look. Choose for your outfit clean cuts without romantic details like lace and flounces and style a straightforward overall outfit.