If you are looking to paint a space or an artwork and have just green and pink to work with, you may wonder what you would get if you mix both colors. On their own, green and pink are vibrant, but what happens when you combine them?
Does the mixture of green and pink result in a better shade than the sum of its parts, or will the painter get a less than desirable shade?
What colors do green and pink make? Simply put, when mixed, green and pink make gray or brown.
In this article, you will learn about what happens when the colors pink and green are mixed. You will also understand how both colors interact with each other when placed on a grander scale.
What color will I get from mixing pink and green?
You will get brown or gray if you mix pink and green together. The result is the same for all complementary colors, including blue and orange and yellow and purple.
Complementary colors produce brown or gray because they cover such a vast spectrum of shades, so when mixed, everything becomes muddled. Since none of the complementary colors can stand out independently, you get a more neutral tone.
However, depending on how you mix colors green and Pink, you will get some variation on brown or gray. For instance, if you choose light green, you will get a much brighter shade. The color you will get will be more gray or white.
On the other hand, if you use a deep, dark green, you will get a brown that seems much thicker. This combination will give you something that looks like dirt, mud, or tree bark.
How To Mix Pink And Green Together To Make Gray Or Brown
If you have decided to work with grey and brown, you can start mixing your green and pink colors. The step-by-step guide below will show you how to mix your paints.
Gather paint-mixing supplies
To get started, you will need a paint knife or brush and a palette. Mixing your paint with a paint knife gives you a more even and uniform color when compared to mixing with a brush. Make sure you clean your paintbrush in between mixing.
Cleaning your brush will prevent paint from the previous color from mixing with the colors you are currently working with. Use soap and water to wash off acrylic paint and use turpentine or mineral spirits for oil paint.
If you prepare the paint for later work, mix them in a jar instead of mixing them in a palette. Color mixing takes experience and hard work. You can practice with more than two paints or with different kinds of combinations to help you know how they interact.
When mixing, use equal parts of the color green and the color pink. Mix them with your knife or brush. If you use unequal parts, you will skew the resulting color, and you will get more of the dominant color.
However, if you want to play with the colors, you can try. You can use a little more green than pink, or vice versa, to see what shade you create.
Use color white (or yellow) to lighten your mixture
If you want to lighten the shade of gray or brown you got, add white or yellow to your mixture.
Try small amounts
Before you start mixing, you can start with small amounts of paint. Mixing a small amount at first will help you know how much you need for a given color.
Wear something that you wouldn’t mind getting paint stains on.
Do Pink And Green Make Purple?
No, green and pink cannot make purple. As stated earlier, all complimentary colors will give you the color brown or gray. Complementary colors cannot stand on their own, so they can only produce a more neutral tone.
Suppose you are looking to create the color purple. Mix equal parts of red and blue.
How Do I Use Colors Pink And Green?
Although this article talks about what color a mixture of green and Pink creates, there are other ways to use green and Pink in your design to give you striking pieces. Instead of mixing your paints, you can place the colors right next to each other.
Placing green and pink next to each other can help your design or painting stand out in a good way. Depending on the shades of pink and green you use, you will get different reactions.
What Color Goes With Pink?
If you want to work with the color pink and you are wondering which color goes well with it, here is a short guide;
Locate the color pink on the wheel, check for its exact opposite. The color on the exact opposite is pink’s complementary color. These colors complement each other because they will create balance and harmony when placed side by side.
If you are trying to create a strong color palette, try to combine colors analogous colors. The analogous colors are those that you can find on the left and right of the color. So, for the color pink, the colors you are looking for are red and red-orange.
Red, orange, and Pink are close enough to each other that they won’t create a jarring effect when you place them together. If you wonder why shades of Pink such as baby pink, old rose, and blush go well together, you have your answer.
Pink and Blue
The colors pink and blue go well together. These colors don’t go well together because they complement each other, but people see them as the opposite. Pink is believed to be a girl’s color, and blue is seen as a boy’s color.
Putting these colors side by side will create some color harmony. Play around with different shades of pink and blue.
Green and Pink
Like black and white, green and pink complement each other. The combination of these two colors is gorgeous. Green and Pink are great for outdoor weddings.
Lush Pink and Aqua
Lush pink and aqua bring memories of fun summers. The combo radiates positivity and boundless energy! Using blush pink and aqua to design a girl’s room is perfect.
What Colors Go With Green?
Color green blends well with many colors, including neutral colors like gray, brown, and black and vibrant hues such as Pink, yellow, and blue. To create the perfect green color scheme, look at the undertone in the shade you choose.
While green is considered a cool color, some shades of the color can veer toward brown, yellow, or red. You have to compare your shade of green with different paint swatches to identify the undertones. After that, use the colors to dictate the others in your palette.
Green and yellow
Green and yellow are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Placing them together will give you and harmonious look. Both colors have an affinity with nature and spring. Their combination will instantly suggest flowers and leaves. It is refreshing.
Green and Pink
These colors are opposite each other on the wheel. You can use a generous amount of green with touches of pink to create gorgeous nature-inspired patterns. Imagine a space that reminds you of botanicals and floral.
Green and White
White goes with almost any color. You can pair it with any shade of green – from vivid limes to deep forest greens. White gives your color scheme and instant contrast and freshness.
Green and orange
If you’re someone that fancy spaces with warmer tones, but you want to add a touch of freshness, try paring a dark olive shade or a deep forest green with a muted orange. This combo will give you a clear contrast.
You get a color scheme that’s daring but not too overwhelming.
Green and gray
If you are one of those people that would rather work with a neutral shade with a hint of color, try green and gray. Gray will go well with different tones of green.
Green and wood
Although wood and green is not technically a color combo, we cannot ignore how well green and natural shades and textures work well together. Green is nature-inspired, so it pairs well with other natural materials.
When you combine any shade of green with wooden accents, you get a perfect design. A combination of pale wood and green is currently on-trend. You can wood with dark and moody green or light sage greens.
What Color Goes Well With Gray?
When you mix your green and Pink, and it gives you gray, you may be wondering what colors you can pair with gray.
Green and gray
A combo of grass green and gray works perfectly, especially for a kid’s room. It gives a lively vibe. You can also use this combination in a place where you want to exude a friendly and positive vibe.
Rosy pink and gray
You should combine rosy Pink with any shade of gray for a more feminine and classy look. This combo never goes out of fashion. The combination also gives a gentle and soothing ambiance. You can use it in the bedroom, dining room, or sitting room.
Rosy pink and gray will create a fun yet classy design.
So, you can mix some part of your pink and green to make gray and then use gray with touches of green or Pink, or even both.