Last week, New York Magazine published an article called ‘Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away.’
Yes, that soft, beigey shade of pink seems to be everywhere right now. If we’re instagram friends, you know I’m very fond of this shade. It seems to pop up in my photos over and over again.
I did an interview Daily Hive about instagram last week, and the first thing they said was ‘Your feed is the one with a lot of pink!’ I laughed, and said, ‘Yes I guess that’s me.’ I never really thought of myself as a pink person. I like neutral tones, but if I do pick a colour, its often blush pink. I’ve done this for years. It’s a very pleasing colour. Soft and feminine, I consider it a neutral in my world.
On closer inspection, so many things have contributed to this trend. Rose Quartz was the Pantone colour of the year for 2016 (along with Serenity Blue) The Spring 2017 runway shows were filled with shades of pink. In beauty trends, Glossier pink packaging became an instant coveted item with many brands following suit. We’re even seeing pink in architecture and interior design.
My favourite example of this has to be Sketch in London. I can not wait visit this fabulous restaurant. British artist David Shrigley and the designer India Mahdavi update the Gallery at Sketch London in 2014 with pink walls and pink velvet chairs. Usually, the restaurant gives the room to a new artist to redecorate every two years, but this colour is so popular that they decide to keep it. Can you imagine how many instagrams there are of this place? Answer: A lot!!Popular stationary brand Poppin added blush to their colours this year, and I am already coveting a few pieces. Even kitchen appliances are available in pink. Last year, Le Creuset launched a collection in a colour called hibiscus, a lovely shade of millennial pink. Will this trend last? A new pantone will surely captivate our attention soon enough, but for now, Millennial Pink is everywhere, and I love it!
So please enjoy this pretty in pink page. Millennial Pink is truly an awful name so let’s call it perfect pink because, isn’t it just that?
Inspiration pink images via Pinterest