The Charm of Pink & Gray

Wedding Color Inspiration

Think pink. Then add your gray matter to make the ultimate décor statement beautifully.

Pink rarely stands alone. As the most charming hue on the color wheel, it seems to always coax a partner to pair with. And yet with each companion, the relationship is completely different.

When you take soft pink and combine it with the luxurious neutral silvery gray, you have a duo to be reckoned with. Not girly or rambunctiously randy, this twosome instantly suggests a sophisticated, yet never stuffy affair.

Consider the buttoned-up joie de vivre of pink and Kelly green. Preppy comes to mind. Switch to the starkest white to co-mingle with pink and it inspires a lively burst of giggles with this sweetest girly combination.

Of course, the shade of pink too has a lot to do with the tone it sets in décor. Consider the shade of cherry blossoms and you have the symbol of war during World War II:  the Japanese plastered the sakura image onto their kamikaze planes as a sign of aggression.

Choose the salmon-y hue and you’ve nailed the image of financial titans: there are “pink-sheet stocks” and even business sections of newspapers often tinged in this shade.

But when you take “soft pink,” described often as a light, desaturated shade similar to what you’d find in the petals of a carnation and combine it with the luxurious neutral silvery gray, you have a duo to be reckoned with. Not girly or rambunctiously randy, this twosome instantly suggests a sophisticated, yet never stuffy (thanks, once again to the pink), affair.

Though it is hard for platinum gray to ever come across as anything but chic, it can look hard or serious without the cheery addition of pink to the palette. Together, they present a fresh, new décor statement that adds wow to your vows.  See the slideshow of pinks and grays to get inspired for your own wedding.

--Erinn Bucklan

 
 
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