When my granddaughter, Juliet, was three or four, she and her older brother, Patrick were spending the day with me. Juliet somehow got on a kick about pink and proceeded to follow me all over the house repeating, “I like pink, Gamma. Pink is my favite color! Patick doesn’t like pink. He says it’s a gul’s color but I like pink!” She may have had an issue with pronouncing her “r’s” but she certainly knew her own mind.
Pink is a big focus color this spring so don’t limit yourself to just thinking of pastel pink. There is a shade of pink for most any color palette. Even if you are warm toned with a peach skin undertone, you can sneak in some pink with a little orange added making a coral tone.
Adding a note of cheer to the spring palette, pink projects femininity and warm sensitivity. I have found that most men who enjoy wearing pink are more thoughtful than the macho guys who look on pink with disdain. This is the man who brings you flowers and remembers cards for special occasions. My husband enjoys wearing pink and it looks great on him. Yes, he is the one who brings flowers and does thoughtful things.
Pink is flattering to most skin tones and serves as an excellent accent for both office and social. It can be worn with gray, navy, white, and black as a base color. Certainly, one would not wear a light pink suit for an important business meeting but you could wear a beautiful blouse or scarf in pink as an accent.
The myriad shades of pink each send their own message. A soft pastel pink is feminine and youthful but lacks power, whereas a deep raspberry pink projects a more powerful image while still projecting femininity. A muted shade of pink has some gray mixed with it. It is subtle and is especially lovely worn by a more mature lady.
If you aren’t ready to fully embrace pink, try a scarf or some fun jewelry as an accent for something different. Enjoy!
P.S. Juliet is now a junior in college and still likes pink. Patrick is finishing his masters and wears pink shirts. Both of them can now pronounce their “r’s” !
Images from Saks.