My Favorite Pink Paint Colors
Updated: Aug 29
Benjamin Moore has over 3,500 paint colors to choose from. Sherwin Williams has over 1,700. It's no wonder that choosing paint colors is the part of design people struggle with the most. I'm continuing my blog series about my favorite paint colors to help you eliminate the guesswork. I know I said teal was my favorite color, but pink is also a contender. Here are my top 5 pink paint colors.
Benjamin Moore Palazzo Pink
Strong hints of red give this brown-tinged pink a beautiful blush.
I shared this picture last week for teal paint colors, and I'm sharing it again because of the door, which I painted Palazzo Pink. I wanted a "clay" pink and started with about 20 colors to choose from. It had to be just right. I coordinated all of the colors with my exterior teal color to make the final decision. It makes me so happy pulling up to my house every day and seeing how the exterior was transformed with paint. I also plan to paint a little bit of that white vintage chair Palazzo Pink to match the door.
Benjamin Moore Conch Shell
A gentle pink reminiscent of sepia tone, this dusty hue brings to mind thoughts of sunset, captured by a vintage film camera.
I just love the description of this color! Vintage pink = the best pink.
I haven't used this color in any projects, but I'm keeping it on my list to use in the future.
Benjamin Moore Melted Ice Cream
Gray tones give this pink a soothing, washed-out quality.
Benjamin Moore Malted Milk
A light, creamy neutral distinguished by dusty pink undertones.
Both of these pinks are great for a little girl's room if you don't want a bubblegum pink color! They're soft + subtle. They're also great colors to surround a pretty wallpaper feature wall.
Farrow + Ball Dead Salmon
A subtle shade whose name refers to the flat matte finish of an aged pink painted at Kedleston Hall in 1805, Dead Salmon has a magical quality to it as everyone sees it differently.
My friend Libby and I are always texting back and forth about home decorating projects. She recently sent me a text about a piano she inherited followed by a bunch of pink piano inspo pics! She wants to paint it pink. I love the images she sent over. A piano is the perfect place to throw a splash of pink paint. This is one of the pictures and colors she shared with me and I am just so in love. I looked more into this specific image. It's from a girl I follow, Nesting with Grace. The story is actually amazing: Brooke from NWG did a living room makeover for a grieving widow + her children. Love this so much, and something that hits so close to home. Read more about the story here.
Looking for a spot to paint pink? Start here: front/back door, kids' rooms, or a small accent like a piano.
Of course, there's so much more that goes into choosing paint colors! Get some sample paint swatches, hang them on on your wall with some painter's tape. Look at them for several days, at different times of day, in different lighting. Once you narrow down to 1-2, go buy the little sample size paint containers and paint a little bit on your wall to make sure you love it. I also like to search Pinterest to see the different applications of the paint color. You can also hire an interior decorator to help!
What's your favorite pink paint color? Have any pictures to share? Send them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org.