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"Pretty in Pink! Celebrate National Pink Day with Style!"

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

 

It's National Pink Day! Think Pink Today!

 

"Pink is not just a color. It's a state of mind!"

... Jessica Lynn

 

Celebrated annually on June 23rd, today is dedicated to honoring the color pink in all its shades and splendor. From the soft blush of a blooming rose to the bold statement of fuchsia fashion, pink embodies a spectrum of emotions and expressions. Whether you’re a fan of pastel pinks or hot pink hues, National Pink Day is the perfect occasion to embrace this cheerful color. 

 

“In a world full of colors, be the vibrant shade of pink.”

... Alexandra Vasiliu

 

Do you love the color pink? 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, my phone case is pink with glitter. My color choice of lipstick or lip gloss is a pink shade. My Limoge wedding china 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?

 

“Wearing pink doesn’t make you weak; it makes you fierce.”

... Isabella Thompson

 

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.”


Think Pink On National Pink Day

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was not aware of this special day. I should be wearing one of my several pink shirts.

Jun 23, 2024 09:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina, pink is my color it complements my eyes.  🤣

Have a HAPPY PINK DAY!

Jun 23, 2024 10:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

We got our share of Pink yesterday.  We tried to watch the new Barbie Movie. Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 23, 2024 10:30 AM
Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker .  I didn't know you were so fond of the color pink.  I do love it too, especially in flower colors. I love pink roses, hibiscus, plumeria, etc.  Anyway, happy celebrating pink today!

Jun 23, 2024 10:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- this is YOUR DAY!!!!!

 

If there was a day for anyone…this day is your day. I never appreciated pink until I got older. I’m more of a  purple person, but my mini-me LOVES pink!

Jun 23, 2024 10:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... well, I don't decorate with pink! :)))

Jun 23, 2024 11:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... you can wear a pink shirt tomorrow. As far as I'm concerned, any day is a good day to wear pink!

Jun 23, 2024 11:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... as far as I'm concerned, pink makes everyone look better! :)

Jun 23, 2024 11:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley hi Bill... I've not seen the Barbie movie... I was already in high school when Barbie "became a thing." So no longer played with dolls. Wishing you a good week ahead, as well.

Jun 23, 2024 11:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS hi Brenda... pink is such a happy color! And it comes in so many shades. 

Jun 23, 2024 11:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... that's an interesting point... I don't remember much pink when I was younger. But as I got older, I really got into pink.

Jun 23, 2024 11:05 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   Enjoy your day. I do not have any pink nor does my wife.

Jun 23, 2024 04:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 oh no, Ed! You guys don't know what you are missing! :)

Jun 24, 2024 05:09 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Nina Hollander, Broker   The best I can offer is one of those pink ribbons and that's because of what I know my wife is missing

Jun 24, 2024 05:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I still think you guys need to spread your wings in this regard.

Jun 24, 2024 05:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Nina Hollander, Broker ,

I Love pink so I'm trilled it's National Pink Day! Happy Pink Day to another Pink lover!

Jun 23, 2024 04:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dorie Dillard Austin TX good morning, Dorie. Trust you had a lovely National Pink Day! There's just something so special about the color pink. And I agree with all those who say it's more than a color, it's state of mind.

Jun 24, 2024 05:10 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I celebrated by wearing pink today, Nina! Pink flowers are symbolic of love and affection.

Jun 23, 2024 05:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! good morning, Wanda... it's amazing how whenever I wear pink I get tons of compliments. People always notice my pink handbags. I love pink flowers... and there are pink carnations on my kitchen island right now.

Jun 24, 2024 05:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  loved the history lesson, and I had no idea Pink went that far back in history:)Endre

Jun 23, 2024 10:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre. Pink has a rich history and goes way back... long before the Barbie insanity!

Jun 24, 2024 05:11 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Not something that I would celebrate but I knew you would be since your favorite color is pink, haha.

Jun 24, 2024 05:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Brian England good morning, Brian. I think you need to get yourself a pink shirt.... you will be amazed at how good you feel and all the compliments you will receive.

Jun 24, 2024 05:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - I missed this day of celebrating.   The quote by Jessica Lyn as well as other insights expresses the festiveness of coordination.  It provides pause.  Maybe, that sums up the show-stopping power of this important color.  

Jun 24, 2024 09:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs hi Michael... there's so much more to the color pink than what people attribute to the Barbie craze. And I personally found the history behind this color fascinating.

Jun 24, 2024 10:07 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - just thinking out loud - I wonder if Barbiemania was out of proportion or did timing along with a massive marketing effort have a bigger influence.   Hmm...  

Jun 24, 2024 10:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs I kind of felt it was way out of proportion. Then again, many people were clearly looking for some level of nostalgia and fun. I had stopped playing with dolls by the time Barbie became a "thing," so it was not anything that truly caught my attention.

Jun 24, 2024 10:17 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I had absolutely NO IDEA that so much information was available for the color pink.

Very interesting!

Jun 27, 2024 07:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Sharon Tara just amazing, don't you think, Sharon?

Jun 27, 2024 11:14 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - thanks for the fun history lesson on the color Pink! Some of it I knew; most I did not! 

My mother wore plain dark conservative clothes. Once she turned 60+ she turned pink! She even bought a pink coat! Boy was I surprised and proud of her for stepping out into the world of color!

Jul 01, 2024 06:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP yeah for your Mother, Patricia! My mother was the ultimate "Beige Lady" when it came to clothes and decor. I used to buy her things with color.

Jul 01, 2024 06:27 AM