Everything’s looking a little peachy over here, isn’t it? Here on EJP we’re celebrating National Pink Day. YES, that’s a day. Any excuse, right? You all know that I love a little bit of the pastel stuff, way before ‘Millennial pink’ ever became a thing. I’m attending the announcement of the G . F Smith Colour of the Year next week and I’m not so secretly hoping that Palin Pink will be a permanent feature within their range.
Dating back to the 14th century, “to pink” (the verb which I may start using in my daily dialogue) means ‘to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern’. Basically, the reason why we associate it with everything feminine and frilly, even in this day and age. The colour wasn’t heavily used pre-1700s but ultimately the Rococo Period saw the colour become very fashionable in the royal courts of Europe. Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of King Louis XV of France, was known for wearing pink and even had a particular tint of pink made specifically for her. Buildings painted pink signified wealth and until the 19th century, it was actually a common colour worn by young boys.
Today, pink is predominantly seen as a female colour (which we all know is bull) but we’re increasingly seeing it incorporated into all aspects of living. It wouldn’t be a worthwhile day unless I rounded up my favourite hues ranging from dusty pink to fuschia. Shop some of the perfect pink items I’ve sourced below – they’re all perfect for a cosy weekend!
1 // Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba | £5 | Amazon
2 // Palmier Velvet Cushion | £55 | Amara
3 // YOU’RE THE HOT TO MY DOG Print by Kate Prior | £30 Skull & Heart
4 // She is Fierce Magazine | £10 | She is Fierce
5 // Scarlet Phone Case | £7.99 | Inkase
6 // Leopard Object | £34 | West Elm
7 // Luna Rise Print | £35 | Tom Pigeon
8 // Palm Beach Resort Bottle by Swell | £25 | Amara
9 // Powder DLM Side Table by Hay | £135 | Amara
10 // Pink Plant by Tom Abiss Smith | £25 | Unlimited Shop
What do you think? Are you feeling pink? Leave me a comment below or hit me up on social media. Stay tuned for the Colour of the Year announcement – I can’t wait!