The Best 5 Pink Paint Colors

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The best 5 pink paint colors by sherwin-williams, paint color review

Pink paint is complex and will shift depending on the lighting you have in your space. In this article, I share 5 of my favorite coral, classic pink, and blush paint colors. I selected these colors with my home office in mind, and these pink paint colors will also look great in nurseries, playrooms, and guest bedrooms.

One of my main goals is to avoid pepto-bismol pink. Instead, I hunted for a grown-up, soft, modern pink that will feel fresh and go well with carpet, tile, or wood floors.

The pink paint colors I selected range from blush pink to corals. I spent several hours researching and narrowing the list down to these 5 pink paint colors by Sherwin-Williams.

Quick Tip: This article includes the RGB and LRV values for each paint color. RGB represents how much Red, Green, and Blue is in each paint color. On the LRV scale, O absorbs all light (black) and 100 reflects all light (white).

The Best 5 Pink Paint Colors by Sherwin-Williams

#1: Sherwin-Williams Intimate White

This light shade of blush falls in the neutral “white & pastel” category of Sherwin-Williams colors. If you are nervous about painting with color, Intimate White would be the perfect pink color to ease into.

R:240 G:225 B:216 LRV:77

Below image source of SW Intimate White in a Nursery: Country Living

Sherwin williams intimate white in a nursery: country living

#2: Sherwin-Williams Angelic

Angelic is not a current color but they will still mix it for you on request. I picked it because I’ve seen quite a few rooms on Pinterest with this color, and it feels tried and true. Its RGB value is similar to Intimate White but is slightly darker.

R:242G:220B:215 LRV:75 

Below image source of SW Angelic in a bedroom: House of Jade

Sherwin williams angelic in a bedroom: house of jade

#3: Sherwin-Williams Faint Coral

Faint Coral is a pleasant light, soft pink-coral (depending on lighting). It belongs in the “white and pastel” family of Sherwin-Williams colors and is a good choice for exterior doors, kids’ bedrooms, and nurseries.

R:238 G:222 B:213 LRV:75

Below image source of SW Faint Coral in a nursery: Inspired by This

Sherwin williams faint coral in a nursery: inspired by this

#4: Sherwin-Williams Blushing

Blushing is bolder in color than the above 3 neutral pinks, and is a little darker than the first 3 colors. Blushing is in the “red & orange” category of Sherwin-Williams paints.

R:240 G:209 B:195 LRV:68

Below image source of SW Blushing in a living room: Phoenix Restoration

Sherwin williams blushing in a living room: phoenix restoration

#5: Sherwin-Williams Mellow Coral

This coral-toned pink is the boldest and darkest of the 5 paint colors. I recommend this color in rooms with a good amount of natural light or light-toned furniture to break up the color. It belongs in the “red & orange family of Sherwin-Williams colors.

R:227 G:181 B:168 LRV:52

Below image source of SW Mellow Coral in a dining room: Probably This

Shewin-williams mellow coral in a dining room

Samplize offers 12” x 12” peel and stick paint samples for Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Farrow & Ball colors. It is a fun way to test paint colors, and the material is flexible so you can wrap it around corners. I’ve ordered from Samplize for clients in the past, and we found the paint samples really helpful! 

The best 5 pink paint colors by sherwin-williams, paint color review

Pink Paint in Home Office

After much research, I selected a shade lighter than #5 Mellow Coral and painted my office Sherwin Williams Romance. Check out the full office reveal here.

When it comes to pink paint colors there is a range of pink hues. I hope this article helps you to find the perfect color for your interior or exterior project.

The best 5 pink paint colors by sherwin-williams, paint color review
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  1. We just painted my daughter’s bathroom (which happens to be our guest bathroom a well) SW Smart white. It’s the softest pink ever and goes amazing with our grey and white subway tile and deeper grey floors and gold scents. It’s a mature pink… not one she’ll grow tired of in a year. Love it! (We almost went w SW Faint Coral but decided it might be peachier than I wanted)

  2. Last week I realized that the color of my home office (purple-brown from previous owners) were making me sad. I had the urge to paint the room a light pink and found your blog. I usually test lots of paint colors, but in this pandemic I decided to just go for it with SW Faint Coral. 3 coats of paint later, I love it! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Hello. Just reviewed your recommendations. I had painted my bathroom Mellow Coral, but hated it ( too pepto-Bismol ). The primer is on now and tomorrow it will be Faint Coral! How funny I just found your post!

  4. Hi,
    I was just getting ready to paint my laundry room pink, I love the Angelic. Where did you get that small binder to keep paint swatches in?

  5. Hi! I’m trying to paint a room that doesn’t have much natural light a light shade of pink. I got all your recommended colors from this post but most of them look really gray due to not much light. Any other recommendations? I want to keep the shade pretty light but thinking maybe I need to do something darker than I’m thinking do it actually looks pink. Not really sure. Always struggle picking colors!

    1. I would try painting a sample of the color on each wall, if you haven’t yet. I wonder if some walls look more gray than others. You could also try changing your light bulbs–a warmer bulb might make the walls more pink.

  6. i know this is an old post but can you let me know where the painting in the first picture (intimate white nursery) came from? i love it!

    1. Great question, but unfortunately I’m not sure! The original picture was from Country Living and it looks like the page is now subscription based.

  7. We are thinking about mellow coral for a small bathroom with no windows. Variety is off white and top of vanity is cream. Currently we have polished chrome and oil rubbed bronze metals. Would you recommend this combo? Also do you do virtual designs?

    1. Sorry for the delay! Gray Owl has a green undertone. If you are set on that color, I would use a neutral pink like Intimate White or Faint Coral

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