Monday, May 4, 2009

Why Pink and Brown

I had a client ask me, "Why do pink and brown look great together? How does it work so well?" Why would it work so well; pink is so girly and brown is just boring?

Let me explain. . .brown is a sign of strength and dependability - Benjamin Moore's 2110-30 Saddle Soap or BM1035 Cambridge Riverbed. The beauty of the earth's rich soil, the bark of your favorite large tree to hug, these are examples from earth that bring us comfort. Now share that space with a solid peony pink or a magenta, and you've got glamour and dazzle! Example Bm 2080-40 Wild Pink. Then pull it all together with a soft trim color such as Benjamin Moore's HC-93 Carrington Beige.

This color combination is thought to be a fit for a sunroom or girl's room, but why not a master bedroom? With luxurious fabrics of raw silk and velvet, you have brought touchable textures of romance together. Its a balance of masculinity (brown) and pink (feminine). A pink magenta is not girly, it's a subtle power to harmonize with the earth's brown! And that's the why and how - give romance a try!