Color mixing is so satisfying to me but some combinations are hard to predict. Pink and green are both bright colors but mixed together they make such a variety of colors you would never guess, unless you dig into color theory (and most people hate it! haha).
What color does pink and green make? When you mix together pink and green together, you can create a shade of brown or gray, depending on the specific shades of pink and green being used.
The resulting color will be a muted, desaturated version of brown or gray due to the complementary nature of pink and green.
I am making real time swatches with different shades of pink and green and I will also mix my own pink and green to show you the whole variety of possible colors.
Note that if you work with acrylic paint it can dry darker.
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What Color Is Pink And Green on Color Wheel?
In classic color theory, green is located on the color wheel while pink is not.
Pink is considered a tint of red* and is typically not located on the color wheel. It is created by adding white to red, which lightens the color and gives it a softer, less saturated appearance.
* Tint is when we mix a color with white. Read more in Color mixing guide.
In modern daily life, pink is stereotypically a girl’s color but fun fact – boys in 19th century has no issues with wearing pink!
Green is a secondary color located between the 2 primary colors – yellow and blue – on the color wheel.
It’s between blue and yellow because to make Green you need to mix both yellow and blue.
Depending on ratios and shades of blue and yellow you will use you can create a variety of green shades.
As red and green are opposite to each other on the color wheel, they are not complementary colors in classic color theory.
Complementary colors typically go well together, mix to make neutral colors and tend to neutralize each other to make a duller shade of each other.
As pink can be made from red, some pinks will have that effect with green and thus they can make neutral colors as I will show you below in my test.
Supplies for pink and green colors mixing:
- Pink paints: Quinacridone rose, Pink, Light rose, Medium Magenta, Red + White (Winsor&Newton)
- Greens: Permanent green light, Phthalo green, Emerald green, Brilliant green, Blue + Yellow (Winsor&Newton).
- In my tests I’m using acrylic paint.
- Palette paint knife to mix.
- Paper swatches.
- Large flat mixing palette.
I chose different shades to test different combinations, so I have a dark green like Phthalo and a light green like brilliant green, different intensity of pink shades and also different pink – produced from red and from violet.
Neutral tone will depend on how close the pink is to red and the green to “pure” green so they can neutralize each other at maximum.
If you work with acrylic paint, you can use GAC100 or acrylic medium for easier mixing and to use less paint, if you work with oil paint – use turpentine or mineral spirits to thin the paint.
What Color Does Pink And Green Make?
If you mix your own pink and green, they will make grey when mixed together.
To make pink we usually use red and white, and to make green we mix blue and yellow
Here I used Cadmium Red and Titanium White for pink and Phthalo Blue (green shade) and Cadmium Yellow for green.
When mixed approximately 1:1 they make nice grey.
If you add more pink to the mix, it becomes pastel mauve, and if you add more green it will be just a duller green shade.
But we don’t always mix pink and green from primaries from scratch, we often use store-bought pinks and greens and they are all different.
So I tested 4 different pinks and 4 different green paints to see what mixing results we can get.
I made a video, and for text explanation, keep reading.
What color does light pink and green make?
Light pink mixed with darker and brighter green will make pastel and lighter shades of green.
Here I mixed light Rose with 4 different greens and they all made shades of green or turquoise green.
Beautiful pastel colors:
What Color Does Hot Pink And Green Make
Hot pink or similar magenta shades mixed with green make brown or dark blue-purple depending on the shade and mixing ratios.
I tested Quinacridone Rose with 4 greens:
- Hot pink with brilliant green makes brown
- Quinacridone rose with emerald green make dark grey blue
- Quinacridone rose with Phthalo green mixed make deep dull blue, but if you add more pink it becomes purple, and if more green it will become blue-green closer to deep ocean water color.
- Quinacridone rose mixed with Permanent green light make dull brown with some grey in it.
What colors does mint green and pink make?
Mint green and pink make a color between lavender and mauve.
Beautifull shade, opaque and not very bright at the same time.
Mix Pink and green with other colors
Adding more colors to pink and green mix can help you create vibrant hues and more color combinations.
What Color Does Pink, Blue, Yellow And Green Make?
Mix of pink, blue, yellow and green will make a duller green, it will be dominated by green shade (green color + blue and yellow that make green together) and thus closer to sap green or grey-green but with a subtle cool blue undetone.
What Color Does Pink, Purple And Green Make?
If you mix purple, pink and green you can make pale wood, brown-grey shade depending on purple and green you used.
In my test it appeared lighter, closer to dark beige when the paint was wet but dried to a darker, grey-er tone.
What Color Does Pink, Orange And Green Make?
Mixing orange, green and pink can make dull mustard, quite dark yellow-green color.
When it dried it was darker:
What Color Does Blue, Pink, Green And Purple Make?
Blue, pink, purple and green mixed together can make a color similar to subdued viridian green.
When it dries it has strong blue-grey undertone and looks much greener than while wet:
Pink, green and yellow make what color?
When you mix pink, green and yellow together, you will get nice opaque green-yellow color.
what color does pink and green make in light?
When pink and green light are combined, they create a color that is close to white or a pale yellowish hue.
This is because pink light typically contains a mix of red and blue wavelengths, while green light contains a single wavelength.
When these two colors of light are combined, they tend to cancel out some of their opposing wavelengths, resulting in a light color that appears close to white or pale yellow.
Do green and pink go together?
Green and pink can go together very effectively, especially in color schemes that utilize complementary or analogous colors.
- Complementary Color Scheme: Green and pink (when produced from red) are somehow complementary colors. The strong contrast between the warm tones of pink and the cool tones of green can create a vibrant and energetic look.
- Analogous Color Scheme: Another approach is to use green and pink in an analogous color scheme. In this scheme, you’d choose colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Combining green and pink in this way can create a harmonious and pleasing visual experience. For example, you could use various shades of green and pink alongside each other to create a more balanced and serene composition.
- Pastel Palette: Soft, pastel shades of green and pink can work well together to create a gentle and calming atmosphere. This combination can be suitable for designs related to baby themes, outdoor weddings, spring, or anything that requires a more delicate touch.
Whether you opt for a bold contrast or a harmonious blend, both colors have the potential to work effectively in various color schemes.
Green and pink can work well together in interior design, creating a lively and visually appealing atmosphere when combined thoughtfully.
I would personally be tired of bright colors and opt for a paler palette but it is personal preference.
The success of this combination depends on factors such as the specific shades of green and pink used, the overall design style, and the mood you want to create.
Here are a few ways green and pink can be used effectively in interior design:
- Balance of Vibrancy: Use muted or pastel shades of pink and green to achieve a balanced and harmonious look. This combination can add a touch of playfulness and sophistication without overwhelming the space.
- Bold Contrast: For a more energetic and striking effect, pair vibrant shades of green with bright or deep pinks. The contrast between these colors can create a dynamic and eye-catching interior.
- Nature-Inspired Themes: Green and pink can evoke feelings of nature and blooming flowers. Incorporating these colors in spaces where you want to create a fresh and lively ambiance, such as bedrooms, living rooms, or even dining areas, can work well.
- Subdued Neutrals: Pairing soft, muted greens with blush or dusty pink tones can result in a cozy and calming space. This combination can work particularly well in bedrooms or spaces where relaxation is the main focus.
- Accents and Accessories: If you’re unsure about using green and pink as dominant colors for walls, consider using them as accent shades through furniture, artwork, cushions, or accessories. This allows you to introduce the colors without overwhelming the overall design.
Always test the colors in the actual lighting of the space before making a decision.
Pink and Green FAQ
Do pink and green make purple?
Pink and green do not usually create purple but can make some purple shade.
But if you mix 2 parts of Quinacridone rose and 1 part of Phthalo green you can make nice Purple.
2 parts of Medium Magenta with green also can make dull mauve to purple shades.
Pink with mint green will make mauve to purple shades.
Does pink and green make blue?
Pink and green do not normally make blue when mixed.
But certain shades will, for ex., mixing Quinacridone rose with Phthalo green can make deep dark blue-grey.
Some pink and green mixed together can also make blue-green like Medium Magenta or Pink with Emerald green or Phthalo green.
I hope my color swatches helped you navigate green and pink colors mixing.
Cooler colors produce cooler shades, while warmer green and pink made of red will lean into warmer neutral colors like brown.
Depending on the green and pink shade you have you can create so many different colors from grey to deep ocean blue and even purple!