From a young age we have all been marked by a colour to signify what sex we are when being born. Females are shown by the colour pink and males by blue. Pastel colours have been used for baby clothes which include blue and pink. These colours became sex-specific in the 20th century. ‘Girls toys’ are usually pink, purple while ‘Boys toys’ are often ren, yellow, green, or blue. There is psychology behind the colour pink. Different colours have different impacts on our mood and the colour pink is meant to have a calming effect and pink is also associated with love, kindness and femininity. Pink is also associated with romance and holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Some shades of pale pink can be described as relaxing however very bright shades of pink can be stimulating or even aggravating. Pink is a light hue of red and red is associated as well with love and romance. ‘Pastel’ is an aesthetic which relates to pastel colours. A pastel colour is a colour created with adding white to make it paler. Pastel aesthetics have a dreamy soft appearance to them which is why women choose pastel colours like pink in the wardrobe. Pastel colour is in fashion which makes pink pastel clothing popular, perfect for spring or summer. Pink has undergone a radical transformation from being called a ‘mean girl’ and ‘dumb blonde’ trope. Now 2022 pink holds no gender and doesn’t stick to the status quo. But is still more popular in the female community. Girls can wear hot pink to make a big statement when out and about as it draws a lot of attention as it’s a bold colour. Dusty pink holds elegance and sophistication so work wear or going out is perfect for dusty pink. There is always going to be something pink in a girl’s room from clothing to even bedding or decoration, there is no way of getting rid of pink all together being a girl.
By Tierney Rocks