Barbie may have rocked pastels her whole doll life, but most women reach a stage when they instinctively avoid pink. This season though, resistance is futile as designers have threaded shades from cotton candy to fuchsia throughout their collections. Pink is popping up in dresses, skirts, trousers, tops and coats. The message is clear: the time has come to re-think pink.
Pink Is Pleasing
Put aside your cultural assumptions that pink is branding for baby girls in the western world. Embrace it as a calming, neutral tone with something extra to offer. Pastel pink is warm. It doesn’t compete with other colours. It combines in an inviting fashion with a wide range of soft summer tones including sand, stone, white, grey and blue.