What color does Pink & Green make?
Absolutely Stunning!

Pink and green are two very bright and happy colors. But what happens when you mix them? Have a look at the resulting elegant color!
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Pink and Green: An Introduction

Pink and green - the colors that make us feel playful and lively! Being a tint of red, pink can be used when something as strong as red is not desired. In fact, it is perfect for creating a charming envrionment in any room. As for green, it’s all around us in the natural world, so adding even a bit of it in our art and design makes the piece or space lively! But what happens when we mix these two colors? 

Mixing pink and green results in a grey hue. By adding more pink to the mix, a darker pink could be achieved. On the other hand, adding more green to the mix could lead to a darker green.

1. Understanding the Color Wheel and Color Theory

You won't find grey on the color wheel!

Grey doesn’t appear on the color wheel because it’s a neutral color. However, it is used as tint to create the mid-tones of all other colors on the color wheel.

By tinting a grey hue with bluish or red hues, you can expect a cool or warm grey respectively. Any cool or warm color can be used to vary the color temperature, however red and blue are the most basic, so they are used for warmness and coolness respectively.

Color wheel featuring cool and warm colors

Pink and green on the color wheel

Since red and green are complementary colors on the color wheel and pink is a tint of red, therefore grey comes as a result of mixing pink and green. When mixed, complementary colors always form a neutral color or a darker version of either of the colors being mixed. Most of the time, complementary colors result in greys or browns.

Creating tonal values 

Grey itself is a neutral color. Basically, it lies in the middle of black and white, so making it lighter or darker is very easy. All you need to do is add more white to create the tint or get lighter grey hues. And if you want to go darker, just add a bit of black - the quantity truly depends on how dark you want your grey to be.

2. Pink or green: How much to add to the mix?

Change the color temperature of your grey hue.

Grey wall with warm tints

You can change how warm or cool your grey appears by managing the proportions of pink and green while color mixing. While the change may seem subtle, it could make the whole environment cooler or warmer.

What happens if you add more pink to the mix?

You can use pink directly or make it by adding white to red. Since it is derived from red, it would have warm characteristics. So when you’re trying to get a warm grey, make sure there is more pink compared to green in the mix.

What happens if you add more green to the mix?

Typically, the basic green is a perfect balance of cool blue and warm yellow. By adding more green to your grey, you could expect it to lean toward the cooler side.

3. What is the color psychology of grey?

Grey represents modernity, sophistication, and seriousness.

A spiral design with slight grey influences

Separately, pink and green look very fresh and lively. However, when they come together, they form a somber grey. And the color psychology of grey is completely different from the happier pink and green colors. Keep in mind that grey could mean both elegance as well as mourning and loss, because of its serious outlook.

Positive traits Negative traits
Intellect Indecisive
Conservative Overwhelmingly serious
Maturity Emotional unavailability

If you want to learn about how colors can affect various cultures,  have a look at this guide.

4. Using grey in art and design

Any grey hue is great for neutralizing a space.

Dark grey and light grey textured pattern

Grayscale drawings are one of the most common in drawing styles. And a similar concept exists in painting as well, which is known as grisaille painting. It’s a type of painting in which only grey hues are used. Of course, these hues vary in terms of contrast - some are lighter and some are darker, which allows for the light and shadow to come into play in realistic artworks.

In design, grey could add a touch of sophistication to any space. It could also help tone down a space where there are a lot of saturated colors. Grey is known to create balance and even harmony, but in a very decent manner.

If you’re looking forward to creating grayscale artworks, we recommend you get this set of blendable pens .

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers

This pack of 10 dual brush pen markers can be used to create grayscale drawings. It can also be used for illustrations and strokes of all lengths and widths can be created using it.

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pair grey with other colors

It's best to pair grey with other colors because an all-grey design would look too dull and boring. It could also create the impact that the space is uncomfortable and not welcoming enough.


So by mixing green and pink, you get a lovely grey. But it doesn’t end there - you could always darken or lighten the grey hue by adding more white or black respectively. Grey is very commonly used in grayscale drawings and also for grisaille paintings - in which only different hues and tonal values of grey are used. Psychologically, grey represents elegance and sophistication.

If you want to learn more about color mixing, read this post on the color created by mixing blue and brown !

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!



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