It was a happy accident to be honest. I tried out a couple of different combinations, and I just felt this one worked best. =]
I'm avoiding the skin with good reason!
I've already spent enough time re-basing the skin to know that I made the right choice! In future I will build more carefully, I think.
The squig I actually thought was a bit dark, but it's growing on me. Just Volupus Pink, no magic.