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incorporating pink in a not so pinky way

With pink being the signature color for the month of October for a cause near and dear to my heart – I couldn’t let the month end without posting something about a color that can take on so many personalities!

I can’t tell you how many times I ask what color scheme someone has in mind and they say “not sure, but just not all pink”.  You don’t need to be a “pink person” to incorporate the color into an event.  Here are 5 suggestions on how to blend the color in without feeling overwhelmed by it.

1. GO SUBTLE: A very light blush pink can be a gorgeous accent to an otherwise neutral color palette.

2. INSERT IT SOMEWHERE UNEXPECTED: Like a cocktail!  You don’t need to pick pink dresses, flowers or table linens to add the pop of color.  Didn’t you know?… color can taste good too!

      

3. PARTNER WITH A PATTERN: A pattern by nature can be bold and eye-catching.  If you want it to be it can be a distraction from pink hues you would like to make secondary and compliment those beautiful designs.

 

4. PAIR WITH A BOLD SOLID:  Colors like Black, Navy or Pewter can offer a more masculine balance to feminine pink.  A bright fuchsia hue pops very differently off of these bold backgrounds than it would off of white or a pastel.  The beautiful brides make for a pretty great compliment as well!

photo credit: Travis Hoehne Photography

photo credit: Travis Hoehne Photography

photo credit: JennaBeth Photography

photo credit: JennaBeth Photography

6: HIDE IT: Really can’t come to terms with putting pink right out there?  You can still add it somewhere that will be with you every step of the day!

photo credit: Travis Hoehne Photography

This entry was published on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm and is filed under color, day of details, inspiration, weddings. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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