I knew it was about time to hear this years color predictions, but as usuall I lag behind....Somehow it does not matter as much in Baby Land, the soft, fuzzy, beautiful kingdom where I dwell. Pink has always reigned supreme. Maybe not a specific shade such as
Pantone 18-2120 TCX,
Some interesting facts about pink:
On European children pink was considered a stronger color, thus was considered appropriate for boys, blue was more delicate, therefore should be saved for girls. Also, in 1921, the Women's Institute for Domestic Science in Pennsylvania endorsed pink for boys, blue for girls. (See it here)
For a short time, it was thought that a specific hue of pink, very close to Pepto Bismol, could calm inmates. Prisons across America primed and painted the prissy pink hue on walls everywhere. Finally declared a failure, they have been slowly covered over with Institutional Grey. What a shame, seeing that that shade is now coming back.
So now I leave you with this:
Many thanks to Nita at Mod Vintage Life for the heads up :)