Take a rosy look at pastel pink.

Learn how to add a little blush to your designs with this delicate pink shade.

Don’t blush, pastel pink is for more than just girls. This delicate, versatile color has a variety of meanings in color psychology that you can use to add a touch of lightness to your designs. Keep reading to learn more about this demure color.

What does the color “pastel pink” mean?

Thanks to its light, delicate hue, pastel pink can mean sensitivity, femininity, or romance when used in design. The word “pastel” is assigned to a variety of soft shades that originated as powdered pigments, which gave them a softer color than their oil or acrylic counterparts. This delicate hue is perfect for adding a subtle “blush” of softness to everything from graphic designs to home decor.

The pastel pink hex code is #FFD1DC, and its RGB values are R: 255, G: 209, B: 220.

Pastel pink color pairings and variations.

Pastel pink pairs beautifully with other light shades of purple and blue, such as periwinkle and baby blue. For a bolder look, you can also pair it with brighter primary colors like yellow and green for a fun, energetic feel. A great example of how you can use this kind of pairing is to start with a bold, primary-colored logo and add small accents of pastel pink to the edges to subtly soften out the feeling of the design while maintaining its brightness and energy.

Similar shades to pastel pink include:

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