Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager launched the 2016 colour forecast at Decorex earlier this month:
While pink is not often considered a neutral, this pink with its grey undertone inspired by the earth's landscape and geology goes beautifully with many colours, especially other earth-inspired neutrals.
We love it and so many of our Weathered tartans contain pinks and greys. The warm tones of pink make it not just an uplifting colour for Spring Summer but also a welcome softness as we head into Autumn Winter. We all need a little bit of pink in our wardrobe. Colour me tartan Pink Traditionally regarded as a girlie colour pink ribbons and decorations were in fact worn by young boys in 19th century England. Men wore red and boys wore pink and it wasn't until the 1940's that it became the norm to buy pink for girls and blue for boys. The word "pink" is heavily used commercially. Brands such as Victoria's secret have a collection called Pink complete with it's own Pink Nation app and do you know the real name of American singer songwriter P!nk? Alecia Beth Moore in case you wondered! Thomas Pink are a very British brand famous for their shirts and Lego have created a whole pink range in the last few years ...apparently little girls can't play with blue and green lego bricks any more! Pink Lego 5 pink facts for August:
  1. In most European languages pink is called rose or rosa, after the rose flower.
  2. The Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Campaign has raised over £40 million since 1996
  3. Pink is a colour which symbolises love, kindness, joy and happiness
  4. We have over 43 pink based tartans on our website
  5. The dyes used to create the colour pink were known as Madder roots
Ali here in the office absolutely loves pink. What about you? Share your favourite pink products with us. According to Vogue pink is hot for Autumn Winter 2015 so it is time to find your shade and commit to it. "Stick to one shade as opposed to colour-blocking yourself in varying degrees of" and I love this comment "You're not a Pantone colour chart after all." If you are struggling to come to terms with wearing pink their advice is:
...if you're really unsure, drip-feed it into your wardrobe through print first - for you have to be brave with fashion somehow.
Now what better print to choose than a little bit of tartan!