Do You Love The Color Pink? It's National Pink Day Today!

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It's National Pink Day Today, June 23rd

 

Do you love the color pink? Then today is your day! Anyone who knows me, knows I love, love, love pink. If I wear color (besides my usual black and white, which technically are not colors), it will be pink. I own pink handbags, my phone screen saver is pink and looks a lot like the picture above, my phone case is pink with glitter. More often than not, my color choice of lipstick or lip gloss is a pink shade. My wedding china from Limoge features pink flowers. And I adore just about any cut flower in a pink shade. The crepe myrtle tree in my front yard has hot pink flowers.  I have a heart-shaped pink diamond ring and pink sapphire earnings. In my profile picture here, you see me wearing my favorite pink suit of all time. Did I mention that I love, love, love pink?

 

History of Pink

Did you know that the color name pink was first used in the 17th Century? The Rococo Period (1720-1777) is considered the golden age for the color pink. That was when pastel colors became very fashionable in all the royal European courts. The color "shocking pink," one of my favorites (no surprise) was introduced in 1931 by Elsa Schiaparelli. I am forever indebted to her for this color.

By the 1850's, pink was considered a female color, but as late as the 1920's, designers still disagreed on whether pink was suitable for baby boys or powder blue for baby girls.

We're all familiar with Gainsborough's Blue Boy painting, but did you know he also painted a Pink Boy painting?

Some of our most famous fashion designers loved and liberally used pink in their designs, including: Elsa Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Yves St Laurent, Dior.

In the 1960's and 1970's pink in neon and flourescent shades became a popular color for men. It was further popularized as a "men's" color by Brooks Brothers with their pink buttoned-down shirt, which ultimately became the essence of "preppy" dressing. More recently, pink became the color of liberation for the gay rights movement.

 

How The Word Pink Is Used In Our Lexicon

Pink is not just a term for a color... it permeates our language and expressions:

  • In the pink: meaning to be in top form, in good health, in good condition.
  • Seeing pink elephants: meaning to hallucinate from alcoholism.
  • Pink slip: meaning to be fired or dismissed from a job. First used in 1915 in the United States.
  • Pink-collar worker: referring to jobs conventionally regarded as  “women’s work.”
  • Tickled pink: meaning  extremely pleased.
  • Pinking shears: scissors with serrated blades
  • Pinkie finger: the smallest finger on the human hand.

    If you love the color pink, be sure to incorporate it into your day today. I'll be sporting my pink handbag today as well as my pink diamond ring. Mary Quant, the famous British designer got it right when she said:

                      “If you want to go unnoticed in a crowd, don’t wear pink.”


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George Souto
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Nina that is a lot of information on the color pink. 

That is my color

Jun 23, 2019 04:57 PM #13
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Hi Nina- I was with my great-niece today and she is all about pink!!! 

Jun 23, 2019 07:03 PM #14
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I never realized how much pink has been a part of American history 🤓Nina Hollander 

Jun 23, 2019 09:09 PM #15
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... it's very clear to me that your great-niece is my kind of girl!

Jun 24, 2019 05:01 AM #16
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... amazing isn't it what we learn every day in the Rain?

Jun 24, 2019 05:02 AM #17
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George Souto hi George... I do suspect you are pulling my leg here... I buy pink polo shirts for my husband and he loves them.

Jun 24, 2019 05:02 AM #18
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Nina, Not only does your profile photo prove it...You look GREAT in it!

Jun 24, 2019 05:43 AM #19
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 thanks, Sheila and Larry. Of course, I think everyone looks great in pink!

Jun 24, 2019 05:47 AM #20
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Good morning Nina - thanks for the heads up.  I will be looking for all things pink today.

Jun 24, 2019 06:02 AM #21
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Grant Schneider good morning, Grant... actually, pink day was yesterday... but you'll probably see some of it today... it's a great summer color.

Jun 24, 2019 06:11 AM #22
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Hi Nina Hollander, I'm a day late for the celebration but  I will gladly celebrate it today. Like you, I love the color pink.

Jun 24, 2019 11:21 AM #23
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Beth Atalay hi Beth... as far as I'm concerned, every day could be pink day!

Jun 24, 2019 12:11 PM #24
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Sorry I missed this yesterday. I am a fan of pink and it doesn't challenge my manhood.

Jun 24, 2019 02:52 PM #25
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Joe Pryor hi Joe... I love men who wear pink. My husband often sports a pink polo shirt or t-shirt and you know who buys them for him!

Jun 24, 2019 03:00 PM #26
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Nina, I also love pink. I get more compliments when I wear pink and also blue.

Jun 24, 2019 07:38 PM #27
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® good moring, Rebecca... I think that the color pink freshens everyone's complexion and that's why we always get compliments when we wear it.

Jun 25, 2019 04:21 AM #28
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Nina, you do look good in pink, and I have more black & white outfits.  Cannot think of one pink one.

Jun 25, 2019 12:12 PM #29
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Joan Cox hi Joan... 90% of my wardrobe is black. I throw in white, red and pink for "relief." 

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How did a grampa of two beautiful little girls miss National PINK Day, Nina Hollander ???? 

Gene  

Jun 27, 2019 09:59 AM #31
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I sure don't know the answer to that Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi! Then again, when it comes to little girls who love pink... they think it's pink day every day! 

Jun 27, 2019 10:46 AM #32
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