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What colour shall we paint your room? Pink.

December 2, 2011

I’ve written before about Miss H’s gravity towards pink.

‘In Praise of Pink’ 

And having just asked if Miss H would like her room painted. “Yes please” and then on being asked what colour “Pink”. Actually, to be fair she said purple first. But it’s all from the same pallet as Changing Rooms would say.

We’re not sure about going all out pink. A gentle shade of pink? “A breath of pink” if dulex make it….or a parchment style colour with pink highlights…

ANYWAY my point is according to the Daily Mail

“In the pink: How girls develop a taste for the colour at the age of two

Girls favour pink objects from the age of two, despite the fact they are not born with a preference for colour, a study has found.

Boys also steer clear of anything pink at the same age as they look to adhere to stereotypes as soon as they become aware of their own gender, the research found.

Researchers at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, U.S., got children aged between seven months and five years to choose from eight pairs of bracelets, cups and picture frames, one of which was always pink.”

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So I guess we embrace it. Now where did I put my Farrow & Ball colourchart….

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2011 10:42 am

    Ha, ahhh the pink! I loved it too when little but now green has emerged as my fav:) Maybe you could do a signature wall if you don’t fancy doing the whole thing in pink? I’m sure however you do it, she’ll love having had a say.

    We just found out the baby on the way is a boy and for the time being he and LLC will be sharing a room (once he is out of the Moses Basket) so we will be in a pickle if she decides she wants the room to be pink! It’s now a tinted white…almost blue but with purple undertones and very subtle….so okay for boys and girls I think….I hope…. x

    • January 1, 2012 10:48 pm

      Oh my goodness congratulations!
      Expecting a boy too! (at 24 ish weeks now – due mid April!!)
      Actually Miss H has green as her second favourite colour so did think about that a colour as it goes well with pink ‘accessories’ e.g duvet etc.
      Tinted white sounds like a good call as it will highlight well with blues and pinks!
      Miss H is now saying she doesn’t want her room painted at all – it’s white at the moment and looking a bit scruffy so we’re going to bite the bullet and go for it next weekend…gulp!! x

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