Comments on: There’s No Such Thing As Pink http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:02:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Corinne http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-397841 Corinne Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:50:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-397841 I guess I’m boring, but I loved pink, especially soft pink, for my little girls. And blue for the boys.

And I like pink or purple on men– we lived in England for a couple years and men have embraced the pink/purple ties there more wholeheartedly than men here. I think it can look really good. I have almost bought my hubby a pink tie a couple of times and chickened out because I wasn’t sure if he would wear it. :)

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396487 Koseli Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:46:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396487 I love red, too. So much.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396059 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:01:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396059 I would too, Corrie Annie.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396058 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:00:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396058 Intervention. It’s cute that your husband took a stand. I like that.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396057 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396057 It is so fascinating—and important to understand, too. Thanks, Elizabeth!

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396056 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:59:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396056 That is so interesting, Dixie! An artist’s eye.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-396055 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:58:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-396055 You’re totally right. Thanks for the tip. I’ll check those out.

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By: Elizabeth Hamister-Burnett http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395908 Elizabeth Hamister-Burnett Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:51:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395908 The physics behind color is one of my favorite parts of teaching color theory to kids. It’s awesome how much more excited they are by learning the science than just mixing colors–although the young ones are pretty excited about that too. Thanks for posting this video. It’s a great resource for teachers and parents alike…and pink abounds in my household. I shied away from pink when Milla was born, but she grasped onto it with both hands and I’m glad. I love it!

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By: julie r http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395368 julie r Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:58:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395368 when pregnant with my first (a girl), i was totally ANTI-pink! of course, she grew up to love it, but loves a full spectrum, let me tell ya! she loves to be colorful! anyway, then after having a boy, i had another little girl and enjoyed pink. maybe that blue in between made me appreciate pink more. :)

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By: Miss Frazzled http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395261 Miss Frazzled Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:00:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395261 My daughter loved pink, so I bought her pink. It suited her when she was little. At 9, she rarely asks for it, especially light pink.

My sons have never asked for pink, but I occasionally buy them polos or button-downs or ties with pink in them, and they wear them without complaint.

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By: Dixie Fentriss http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395239 Dixie Fentriss Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:01:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395239 I found this post really interesting. I’m a painter and as I study color as it exists in the visual world and as I try to recreate what I see in paint I’ve realized that pink doesn’t really exist. In my experience, what we think of as pink is really a cool orange (vs. warm orange). It’s funny how people can come to similar conclusions by totally different routes.

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By: SarahBeth http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395202 SarahBeth Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:48:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395202 My husband is the curator of my daughter’s wardrobe. He loves to dress her in warm fall tones — mustard yellow, orangey-red, cobalt blue, and charcoal grey. She always gets mistaken for a boy, but even when she’s wearing pink and purple, polka-dots and hearts, so I’m not too worried about it. As her hair grows, the ponytails and pigtails will emerge and her gender will be much more obvious.

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By: SarahBeth http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395201 SarahBeth Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:44:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395201 Loved your nursery when I first saw it on Apartment therapy. It was a great inspiration for my daughters grey-blue nursery. We didn’t know the sex when we painted and people kept asking “But what will you do if it’s a girl?!” I was pretty certain she wouldn’t grow up with any identity issues because of her nursery wall color!

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By: Kirsti http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395197 Kirsti Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:54:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395197 When we were going to start baby swimming with my son Max (3 months) he needed swimming trunks. All they had was one in pink… Now everybody is asking how old my sweet baby girl is ;)

Kirsti

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By: robyn http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395196 robyn Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:34:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395196 my daughter just turned two months old and we are swathed in pink (from day to night) unless she’s wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs (which she does). of course, i’m dealing almost exclusively in hand-me-downs from her cousins which are (gloriously) free, so i don’t feel as though i should complain. as long as it functions, she can wear it. and truth be told, she looks wonderful in pink. :)

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By: Captain Crafty http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395195 Captain Crafty Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:07:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395195 Pink was one of my twin boys favorite colors from the ages 2 to 5.
He chose pink clothing, toys, and my all time favorite – pink and white checkered Van’s sneakers.
My husband and I embraced his love of pink, it was a precious time while it lasted, now he prefers green.
I myself love all the colors of the rainbow and do my best to instill that in the wee ones too!

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By: Rhonda http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395179 Rhonda Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:45:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395179 I designed the nursery in golden yellow and blue before I knew my baby’s gender. When she was born I was drawn to navy, grey and green clothes. Turned out she looked fantastic in pale pink (little pink cheeks, pink lips, blue eyes, red curly hair). As she got older she loved loved loved pink and wore it almost exclusively. I got used to it since it looked so cute on her.

When I decorate onesies for baby gifts I have found that Target has many neutral solid color onesies, not just white. But really, babies are just so darn cute it doesn’t even matter what they wear.

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By: Linda K http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395174 Linda K Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:34:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395174 Beautiful! Well done. My daughter also has a pink-free room and wardrobe. At first it was my choice, but now that she is older it is by her choice. Phew.

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By: Carol http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395167 Carol Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:36:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395167 I sewed! The brighter and more patterned the better–but it was the early 90s and that was still okay.

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By: @ http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-pink/comment-page-1/#comment-395152 @ Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:58:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24054#comment-395152 I love this post, this is a favorite topic of mine! My toddler son has always worn soft, neutral colours – and yes, there is definitely pink in there! I don’t buy into the pink/blue division ;)

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