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Color & What It Means: Pink

Pink passion is trending everywhere right now! It’s totally appropriate and I’ll tell you why…With all the anger and aggression we hear about in the news and through social media, a kindhearted pink plays a powerful role as a color, psychologically.  It can counteract anger and violence. Did you know that?

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Pink (being a light red) is usually associated with love, romance, warmth, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, femininity, as well as masculinity, so boys shouldn’t feel ashamed if they are attracted to the color pink.

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Actually in early 20th-century America, pink was associated with boys. A June 1918 article of Earnshaw’s Magazine, the magazine of children’s fashion industry, said: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”

Prior to this time, children of both sexes wore white, which needed to be frequently washed. After the Great Wars, though, new chemical dyes were being developed which meant children’s clothing could be washed in hot water without fading.  Ha! Unfortunately, kids clothing still needs to be frequently washed!

Pink also affects us physically.  It is nurturing, soothing, and calming rather than stimulating.

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However, too much pink is physically draining and can be somewhat emasculating.

It can affect your sense of self worth and willpower. The best way to balance that is by contrasting pink with black or grey accents.  Pink is also a great color for bedrooms!  Or as a lovely accent color in any room.

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  • Lillian
    August 15, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I never knew pink could do so much!

  • Allison T.
    August 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I love pink! It is so pretty and feminine, but it is also very sexy on men!

    • Melessa
      August 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

      I agree!

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