Power of Pink

Posted by SMM on 18:39
That's the pink bag I bought last Saturday from Benetton  :)
Arjun has raised a question here on the power of pink.

There are various theories on the net suggesting why women like pink - 
  • Because it is the ultimate romantic colour (Barbara Cartland was renowned for her pink boudoir, carefully colour-coordinated to include a couple of suitably primrose-rinsed Pekingese)
  • Because pink represents feminity and  girlishness
  • Because it suits everyone (fair, dark, wheatish complexions) 
  • Because women are genetically wired toward pink
  • Because females were the fruit gatherers and it was easier to pick our pink/ red hues in a green background of vegetation  
Research has shown that this colour preference/ bias toward pink is universal among females - nationality no bar, age no bar, female baar baar :P

Besides love and romance, pink is also associated with softcore communism. While a hardcore Communist is Red, a left liberal socialist is often referred to as a pinko, which endorses the individual's communist leanings and is a back-handed compliment.

Pink has also been used in the articulation of social and sexual freedom by homosexuals across the world in what are known as 'Pink Parades'.

Pink is also associated with the Pink Ribbon Foundation, which provides support to those undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

More recently, pink was also used as a weapon in the Pink Chaddi campaign, where pink was used to symbolise 'frivolousness' which is all what the Ram Sene is.

On my part, pink and more specifically, rani pink/ fuschia is my chosen shade which I wore for my engagement and my reception.

Now the question arises, why do I go for pink?

Well, I go for pink simply because I like it. If I had to make a choice between a pink tee and any other colour, 8 out of 10 times, I will end up choosing pink.  When shopping I automatically end up gravitating toward the pinks. I admit to owning quite a few pinks in my wardrobe - tees, tops, kurtas, suits, saris and of course, my lehenga. This colour gives me a high and makes me feel good. It makes me feel feminine and powerful enough to take on even Darth Vader (okay that's an exaggeration, but I can take on the Hubby for sure :P).  

And its also bright enough to compensate for the lack of colour in my otherwise black-and-white life. I end here with the lyrics of Aerosmith's Pink:

Pink - it’s my new obsession
Pink - it’s not even a question,
Pink - on the lips of your lover
‘Cause Pink is the love you discover
Pink - as the bing on your cherry
Pink - ’cause you are so very
Pink - it’s the color of passion
Ah, ’cause today it just goes with the fashion
Pink - it was love at first sight
Yeah, Pink - when I turn out the light
And Pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight
You could be my flamingo
‘Cause pink - it’s the new kinda of lingo
Pink - like a deco umbrella
It’s kink that you don’t ever tell her
Pink - it was love at first sight
And Pink when I turn out the light
Pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight
I want to be your lover
I, I wanna wrap you in rubber
And it’s pink as the sheets that we lay on
‘Cause Pink - it’s my favorite crayon
Pink - it was love at first sight
Pink - when I turn out the light
Pink - it’s like red but not quite
And I think, everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight


This was interesting, though I feel like I have failed a femininity test since I'm not particularly fond of pink myself. More pulled to purple. Another "pink" link you could add to your list is that pink the color associated with the heart chakra. Hope you had a good annivesary trip.

Wow! Didn't know there was so much behind that simple PINK! I like pink too, but I like peach better :-) And btw, that is a lovely handbag. Totally cool!
And another btw, you look so very beautiful in your eng/weddng snaps. Way to go :-)

Hey Raven...I wouldn't say pink is a femininity test. To each her own.

Its just that I flip on this particular shade of pink so my husband keeps wondering why.

And thanks for the 'pink link' with the heart chakra. Will add that too :)

We had an a lovely anniversary trip. You can see my photos at http://anonymusing-me.blogspot.com/2009/04/randomly-about-kasauli-ipl.html

hey Pallavi..this was just a simple attempt to explain to my husband the power of pink :)

And thanks for the compliments :)

but they also say "it takes a man to wear pink!"

i lurveeeee pink. on a given day i can be covered from head to toe in pink heheh!

well...in that respect I'd be blue. I bought blue chaps the other day :D

Avaran... it takes a woman to bring out pink though :P

Men btw are welcome to wear any colour thanks to the new metrosexual men these days. Good change from the boring blues n greys that men usually resricted themselves to previously

Utopia...yur my 'partner in pink'

Btw do you still have your pink phone?

Chandu...I guess each of us have own own pet colours. For some it is pink, for you it is blue while for Raven it's purple. Btw when you coming over to use our washing machine :)

yay i took the 2nd pic i think :P u look pretty in pink...

Thanku...quite possible you took the pic. I lost track of who took what photos that time :P

Neat blog madame!!

Btw initially pink was reserved for boys and blue for girls because blue was considered a softer shade while pink associated with red was looked on as stronger..

The colors have come a full circle i guess :)

Hi, came via IHM
nice analysis you have done on pink
pink is really a very soothing, romantic and cool colour.and these days there is no discriminaton as far as colour is concerned so I feel even men look good in pink


Sorry for the belated reply girl :)

Don't know how I missed out on it. Yup the colours have come a full circle now I guess cuz its considered very metrosexual for guys to wear pink after all these days :)

@ AnjuGandhi

Hey welcome to my blog and thnx for commenting. Your right, now there is no longer any such difference. My husband's got a pink shirt and I think he looks really good in it :)

I prefer orange and red to pink :) Though Fuchsia is pretty and popular too...

Indian women seem to prefer earthy and vibrant shades... pretty blues, oranges, reds, turquoise, greens and pinks, yellows... traditionally India men have been wearing the same colours... though white is also favoured by men.

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