In the pink

Analu, our Winter model, wears a Cotton Rib Jumper in True Red over a Long Vest Top in White with Rosa Trousers in Hot Pink (jumper and trousers available 1st March)

It's Valentine's Day, and we just couldn't resist this most Valentines of shades.

Pink has a huge amount of stereotype surrounding it. Often receiving a bit of a polarised response, so many of my colour analysis clients often comment that either they avoid it at all costs or, conversely, many seek it out at every opportunity.

But love it or hate it, it's time to take a fresh look at the shade that has become the marmite of the colour world and provide you with inspiration to make it into a wow shade for you, whichever side of the marmite divide you have previously fallen on.

So often pink is paired in saccharine combinations and cutesy styles, and I wanted to show a few combinations that play with pink in less obvious ways.


I do love a bit of a colour clash with pink and red. If you're feeling brave you can go for full on fuchsia and red, but for a safer option that still feels thoroughly modern, try palest ice pink with punchy true red. Shown here: a Long Rio Wrap in True Red with a Silky Crew Neck in Pink Ice.


Pink and burgundy is such an elegant combination with just a little hint of the gothic about it. It is also less 'look at me' than red and pink, but full of understated confidence in its subtle clash. Shown here a Cosy Merino Wrap in Deep Claret and a Charli Top in Pastel Rose.


Worried about looking a bit unsophisticated in pink? Pair a bright pink or coral with soft white and shades of camel or biscuit to add a good dose of grown up to your pink. Shown here a Mid Cascade Wrap in Flamingo Pink with a Silky Tee in Soft White and a Florence Infinity Scarf in Biscuit.


Much like pink and burgundy, and incredibly subtle and non-girly, pairing a dusty brownish pink with sea green is such an effortlessly stylish combination. Try wearing a Paris Textured Jacket in Marine Teal with a Charli Top in Mink.


Want to go out all guns blazing? Everyone at Kettlewell is in love with this season's hot clash - bright pink with orange! Try a Cosy Cotton Top in Magenta with a Florence Infinity Scarf in Firecracker.

Jennifer Wolf on May 06, 2020 11:56 AM

I have bought a lot of tops in particular from you and would like more! However I find your length of about 23" about 2 inches too short for a long body. What are the chances of having a compromise and at least making tops come to 24" or 25". In particular for the satin ruffle tops which I would love!

Kettlewell Colours: Thank you for your feedback, we will pass it on to the design team :)

Caroldempsey on Mar 22, 2020 11:07 AM

Are you going to be getting any more shoes in stock love the shoes but only one coulor ing size

Kettlewell Colours: We won't have any more of these this season but I will pass your request on to the Design Team :-)

Aileen on Dec 15, 2019 8:36 AM

Have completed your colour quiz and now cannot remember my season, can you help please

Kettlewell Colours: We have updated the quiz recently to make it even more accurate. If you take the quiz again, you will receive your result and an email containing link to a result page. Hope this helps :-)

jackie Choules on Jan 19, 2019 9:04 PM

Ive forgotten my colour silly I know please tell me what I am

Love the colour mixes cant wait till March

Kettlewell Colours: I see you completed our Colour Quiz , your result showed that you might be a Winter!

Shirley kirby on Aug 23, 2018 11:29 AM

I couldnt agree more about all your sizing from the outset have been VERY SMALL! Would be great to be reassed! 2nd best XL in all items. (Former dress designer!) continentals like to wear a size bigger than strictly needed

Monique on Mar 31, 2018 11:23 AM

I was delighted to hear you were introducing XS sizes. I hope that in the not too far future all items will be available in XS.

Caroliz on Mar 05, 2018 8:01 AM

I agree with Wendy's comment about sizing - the colours are beautiful for all seasons whilst the styling and sizing definitely trends towards the slimmer ladies. I'll still try though!

Wendy Rugman on Feb 21, 2018 3:57 PM

I am wondering if your sizing means goodbye from me a size 18-20


Linds on Feb 19, 2018 6:03 PM

Like the combinations but why put magenta (W &Summer colour) with Firecracker(Au colour)?

Artist Helen on Feb 17, 2018 10:00 AM

Wonderful colour mixes! Persuaded me to get the True Red Rio wrap at last as I've loved the Cassis version so much. How about 2 styles of earring for the Autumn collection? Some beaded drop ones but also a simple shape in fabulous colours? Could be enamelled, painted, tagua, wood - whatever. I'm sure they'd be popular.

Grace on Feb 14, 2018 11:45 AM

Absolutely adore those clashing colours True Red and Hot Pink - such a happy combo! Can't wait for 1st March to check out those pink trousers...

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