Though generally I am not a big fan of pinkish hues, there is one which just blows me away. I am talking about colour “Salmon Pink” which is a light value of pinkish-orange hue. If you ask me to describe it in a few words, I will probably call it joyful, tender and delicious.
As any other colour it can be a powerful tool in skillful hands of interior designer or turn your room in a complete disaster.
Consider these little tips on how to decorate with it.
Salmon pink colour loves:
1. Combination with “cool colours”, which will balance this overly warm hue: I recommend turquoise, teal, indigo and all shades of grey. If you use salmon pink as primary colour, the selected contrast must be applied as secondary (it should occupy enough space in the room to create a good balance): think of curtains, area rugs, headboard, blankets.
2. Splashes of white which will add some freshness and pureness: think of white window frames or crispy table cloths.
3. Dark fuchsia, claret and dark plum which will add depth and interest to the space. Use these colours in accessories: consider cushions, lampshades and throws.
4. Creamy or buttery shades of yellow (don’t go for bright and vivid hues as they will start to conflict with each other!):
5. Dark browns and earthy tones: natural dark wooden furniture will look great with it.
6. “Cold” neutrals such as taupe: use it instead of warm beige and sand tones as salmon has already enough heat in it.
7. “Warm” metals like brass and copper (they generally work better than “cool metals” stainless steel and silver): think of Moroccan lamps or lanterns if you want to add some oriental twist to a room.
Salmon pink is often used in Moroccan style interiors. Have a look at these wonderful products if you want to get the look:
Do you like this colour? Looking forward to hearing your comments!