Thinking of using Dulux Pressed Petal in your home? These complementary colours all bring out the best of this pink shade in your interiors.
Incorporating a pink shade in your interiors is a sure fire way to make a bold statement, whilst adding a fresh, bright aesthetic to a room. Pink toned colours are also great for North facing rooms as they help to counteract the cold light.
Dulux Pressed Petal is a versatile and warm shade for any room in the home, so let’s explore what colours go well with this pink Dulux shade and how best to utilise it in your own home.
What Colour Is Dulux Pressed Petal?
Dulux Pressed Petal is a soft, pared back shade of pink, it can look pink and even a rich brown in some lights. It is a part of Dulux’s collection of red paints, with red and pink undertones.
Colours can look different in different lights depending on where the room faces, and light sources throughout the day. Always buy a tester pot of the colour first and paint a swatch in your chosen room and sit with it throughout the day to get a feel for how the colour looks.
What Colours Go With Dulux Pressed Petal?
When finding colours to pair with your dominant shade, it’s always best to look at the undertones first as pairing with tonal combinations will ensure a cohesive and flawless colour scheme in a room.
Dulux recommend pairing with Party Surprise 4 and Blush Noisette 1. I adore this trio of shades, they remind me of really mature, rich lipstick colours.
If you only want to use Pressed Petal as the main paint colour, use differing shades of pink like this to layer through furnishings, cushions and throws for a really sumptuous feel.
Dulux Pressed Petal is a soft, pared back shade of pink that pairs really well with other neutral colours. Combine with Wistful Mauve by Dulux on places such as doors, skirting and architraves for a defined look, or inject some lightness and an airy feel with off-white, Java Cream 3.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Dulux always throw in a few wild card colour combinations which are great if you’re looking to achieve a maximalist, statement making interior.
Green is a natural fit for a pink like Dulux Pressed Petal, combine with a forest green such as Woodland Pearl 1 or an off-white/sage green such as Japanese Maze 6. I think this might be my favourite pairing and this can easily be achieved with paint, furnishings or textiles. It gives a nod to the natural world whilst bringing a calm and restorative feeling to an interior.
Pressed Petal & Black
Black isn’t a colour that should be shied away from in interiors. Black accents against a stand out colour like Pressed Petal can look phenomenal, and super styled.
Think about subtle accents such as door handles, styling accessories, side tables and door hooks. These subtle accents tie the room together for a cohesive feel, yet Pressed Petal keeps the room feeling warm.
Pressed Petal & White
If you want to keep things quite low-key and neutral in your interiors, white is one of the best colours to pair with Dulux Pressed Petal. It can be incorporated in a number of ways. Add to ceilings for a crisp contrast and to draw the eye up, giving the illusion of tall ceilings.
Ground the room with bright white skirtings before leading onto the soft warmth of Pressed Petal. This type of colour scheme will work in modern, eclectic and even Scandic home decor schemes.
Pressed Petal & Grey
Pink & grey will always be that millennial colour scheme for me, perfectly pretty and preppy and they go together like a match made in heaven.
Introduce grey curtains against pink walls, a grey carpet or in a more subtle way with throws, cushions and decor accessories. Pair with a third finish such as marble for a beautiful look. Think a marble coffee table, marble decor accessories or a marble fireplace mantel!
Pressed Petal & Cream
If white seems a little bit too bright and harsh for your interior, cream is a perfect alternative that will tone down Pressed Petal, but it provides a seamless pairing that keeps a space looking neutral and light.
Use cream as a secondary colour on other walls if creating one focal wall with Pressed Petal, or add half wall paneling with Pressed Petal, and cream on the upper half.
Pressed Petal & Gold Tones
If you have a North facing room, pink and gold undertones are great for helping to counteract the coldness associated with blue light.
Pressed Petal and gold/brassy tones creates a really abundant interior that’s mature and sumptuous. Introduce gold and brassy tones with decor accessories, sockets & switches, light fittings and cabinet hardware.
Pressed Petal & Sage Green
Perhaps my favourite combination of them all.
Sage green is one of the hottest colours in interiors right now, and a perfect balancing shade for Pressed Petal. Sage Green brings a tranquil, soft edge to a room, with Pressed Petal bringing a pop of warmth, and colour with it.
I would suggest picking one as the dominant colour, for example using Sage Green on all the walls, and then using Pressed Petal as an accent colour in well placed, thoughtful touches.
For a living room this could be blush pink cushions or throws and blush pink decor accessories such as vases and pots.
Don’t overuse the colour, a few well placed items dotted about the room is all you need to pull the colour scheme together.
Where To Buy Dulux Pressed Petal?
Before You Go…
Still looking for the perfect pink shade for your interior? I’d recommend heading over to the following post which outlines EVERY pink colour in the Dulux range. There’s a whopping 24 differing pink shades from dusty pinks through to bold, magenta shades…