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4.18.2020

Colorimetry: How to create the perfect look mixing Pink and Green

Hi everyone,

It's the weekend! Although it doesn't make much difference these days but if we are working from home it is definitely something so enjoy! Some colorimetry lesson for today's post around how to master the perfect combination of green and pink in an outfit. A lot of people are strong believer that pink and green don't match but with a little bit of science we can make it happen. Pink is a tint of red, meaning that it is achieved by mixing white with red to achieve a gradually paler effect. Paler shades of pink are created by adding more white to red pigment. Darker shades of pink are achieved by mixing more red or adding a small amount of black to the color.



Pink can also be mixed with other colors, like brown, yellow, orange, and violet, to achieve a variety of different pinks. Dusty rose, for example, is created by combining pink and violet, to create a muted pink, while coral pink contains orange, creating a vibrant pink color. Blush contains a hefty dose of purple to create a solid, grown-up pink hue. Pink has a very broad range of hues, many of which have been identified in historical documents and literature, and each has their own unique mood. Powder pink is a pale shade of pink that is particularly delicate and tender. Let me stop here - there is so many shades of pink that I can go on and on (flamingo pink, magenta pink, hot pink, peach pink....).


With all that being said pink is not part of the traditional color wheel as it is obtained by either adding white or black to red for lighter or darker shade of pink. Also, the red-orange combination on the color-wheel fade into different shades of pink... However, modern color wheels often feature pink, alongside its neighboring colors, red and mauve. Pink sits along the visible light spectrum between red and white. This means a pale tint of red would sit opposite to pale or lime green which also means that pink and green work seamlessly together as a contrasting color pairing using the complementary method (ouff! there you have it). Pink’s neighbor colors, red and mauve, are complementary to dark green and green respectively. (the combination of red and green is another challenging combo. you may want to be careful not to walk around like a christmas tree alive).
Color wheel images adapted from contributor Antun Hirsman

With that said,  Here's 5 tips that can help you master a pink and green outfit:
  • If you are using all solid colors, incorporate a neutral color (creamy white, brown, gray, olive) to keep the balance;
  • Use the color Pink as your neutral color. One of the paler shades of pink is considered a neutral color. As a neutral color, it can easily be combined with any shade of green;
  • Use the color Olive (neutral color) as your accessories color (shoes, handbag, belt, headband...) with your pink assemble;
  • Add a multi-color scarf within the same color scheme (with the same or almost same shade of pink and green) to bring the outfit together;
  • Weart printed fabrics utilizing pink and green as main colors. You can't go wrong with a printed fabrics. Another cool outfit combination for summer.


So for today outfit, I have combined many of the tips above together: the use of olive as my neutral color for my shoes. I also wearing a printed fabric with cream-white as my solid color and coral which is a perfect match to pink. The printed fabric also include the olive color and navy - both neutral colors. Very spring/summer appropriate :-).









Outfit details
Top (similar) | Shorts (Similar here and here)
Shoes (similar) | Sunglasses (similar)

So is pink your favorite color? If so, you might want to try that fun combo. And if you were born in May like me, green is also your color (May birthstone is Emerald). Have you ever combined pink and green together in an outfit? Comment below and let me know how that turned out for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

Photo Credit @vonvonphotography

Linking up with those wonderful ladies here

22 comments:

  1. I've never really been one to wear pink very often. I quite like yellow since it contrasts with my darker hair and skin tone. However, when I do wear it, I must say that it looks nice and I'm sure with some of your tips, I'll be able to make it look great!💜

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    1. Thank you Juju :-). I am glad that you were able to find some inspirations in the post. That is my goal :-). Xo,

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  2. This is a really pretty outfit, I like the fabric of your shorts. I have worn pink and green together, but not that often.

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    1. I love pink so I always try to incorporate it as much as possible in my outfit :-)

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  3. I do love pink and have added a few more pieces. I love pink and green, and those pb shorts are adorable! YOu look great!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica. I Love pink too ;-) Actually pink is my favorite color. XO,

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  4. I've done blush with olive. I do love the print of the shorts! I think the color combo is very pretty.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. I love olive as a neutral color- It goes well with everything and is different. Thank you Mireille.

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  5. Super cute outfit, Moumous! I love pink and green together and actually wear that combination frequently. Great post and fabulous color mixing tips. Thanks for linking up!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee. Me too - Pink and green look so good together - so fresh and cute ;-).

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  6. Such a pretty outfit, I love your shorts! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  7. i'm crazy about pink and green together! One of my all time favorite combinations, thanks for linking up with the Style Six!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. You and I both then - Thank you KellyAnn :-). Olive is my new black ;-)

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  8. Never wear pink and green. Like the outfit!

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  9. Beautiful look. I love it.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  10. the pastel pink top and floral shorts create such a nice outfit together! :)


    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Away From Blue

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  11. Such a pretty summer outfit!!

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