Something About This Color Combo

A certain color combo popped out at me on Pinterest. And of course! It’s above, here, in the logo.

Orange and pink in a more subdued way …

Orange and Pink

Here it is in a room, from Architectural Digest:

Orange and Pink Architectural Digest

Narciso Rodriguez dials it up a bit brighter, from WWD:

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Spring 2013

And so does Marchesa for Spring 2013, clearly India-inspired (see more from the India collection at Zsa Zsa Bellagio):

Marchesa RTW SS13 India Inspired

(But what’s up with all the bruises on the models in Marchesa’s show?)

And Matthew Williamson RTW Spring 2013 via WWD:

Matthew Williamson RTW Spring 2013

It’s here in this Aquasilk rug from ABC Carpet & Home, using vintage India sari silk:

Aquasilk ABC Carpet & Home

It’s also in this paisley pillow from World Market:

Paisley Pillow from World Market

Burberry Prorsum delivers it in pastels, via Zsa Zsa Bellagio:

Burberry Prorsum Orange and Pink

And so does Free People:

Pink and Orange Free People

The guest room in our Chennai apartment is going to have bright pink and orange, mixed with pastel colors to tone it down a bit. Because as a guest in India, wouldn’t you expect pink and orange?

5 Replies to “Something About This Color Combo”

  1. One of my favorite color combos, indeed. I think it’s hard to pull off, though. In equal amounts it loses its impact (or just ends up being loud). Most of these designers let pink lead, and everyone went for equally saturated hues for both colors. I think bringing in pastels with brighter versions would be interesting.

    1. Hi Carol, good insight, you’re right. It may be good to let one color take the lead and use the other as an accent. Or, use more subtle versions of the colors. I received your email, thank you so much for contacting me – I will reply! I have numerous email boxes and check this one periodically otherwise my entire life would be spent online and that would be sad! Deb

  2. I’m not usually a bright color combo girl, but I do love this particular mix. Especially if it’s not neon. The first dress is lovely (and you could wear on your fat day and still feel gorgeous) and the origami short cocktail is to die for! Love

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