I hated this combo as a child. In art class when you would add white to a color (red, orange and green in particular) I would always despise how the pastel version would look next to its bolder half. Well, a lot has changed I guess.
I've been having a hard time getting my red entry to "blend" and play nice with the rest of my house. It was kind of a spur of the moment decision, like most things I do, and I didn't have red anywhere else in my house at the time. It flows right into my living and dining area, and I figured I'd add red pops to tie it in.
So enter pink...
It never occurred to me because I live in a house of testosterone & a house of blues (my favorite color is aqua). Three other males and me. Pink is never entertained as an option so out of sight, out of mind.
I'm thinking it just might be the thing this space needs. A happy punch of color, not too overwhelming. I have plenty of areas to add color... need to paint the coffee table (most likely white), cover a lampshade with fabric, pillows, a huge mirror frame to paint, and two wicker barrel chairs I'm thinking might get a shot of pink. My only other contending color in that room is some turquoise that I think might play nice. So here are my inspiration pics...
Miles Redd, Southern Accents, House to Your Home