Looking for something a little different? Have you ever seriously considered the color pink for your Boulder, CO, home or business? By now, you’ve noticed the popular Millennial Pink color popping up on everything from phones to area rugs to linens. Touted as the color of the new generation, this coral pink color defies gender to create a new definition of the color pink.
At Jacobsen Brothers Painting, we’ve seen some creative uses of this color and other dusky pinks to establish a powerful space. If you’re like most people, you have questions about the proper application of pink in your home or office space. We have compiled some answers to frequently asked questions about pink.
Why is Pink Considered Feminine?
You may be surprised to discover that researchers have discovered that the color pink associated as a girlish color has been a fairly recent development. In the 1940s, manufacturers began marketing pink for girls and blue for boys once they discovered that it would increase their sales. Years of reinforcing this marketing strategy has shaped our culture to be firmly rooted in the belief that pink is feminine and blue is masculine. It also created a culture that pressured parents to dress their infant in a manner that would instantly define the gender.
Prior to the 1940s, babies and toddlers were dressed primarily in white, which was practical because it was easy to bleach when it became soiled. Otherwise, colors were chosen randomly with pink often being considered a strong color for boys and blue a soft, feminine color for girls.
What is the Psychology of Pink?
Pink is usually considered a relaxing, soothing color. When used in overnight jail cells, pink has shown to calm prisoners in the short term. Once they became used to it, however, it had the opposite effect.
When used in a home or office, pink can be comforting and tranquil. This can actually encourage creativity by relaxing the mind. It can also be a nostalgic color that brings back happy memories of grandmas and country homes. When given a modern twist—pink mixed with a ripe peach blush—it lends an air of sophistication to a space.
What Pink is Popular?
If you are trying to decide what pink to use for your new color, consider starting with a muted sandy pink. Sub out a neutral wall for this color and enjoy the warmth and energy that pink can bring to your room. Or, dive into a warmer Millennial Pink or a light rose that makes you feel joyful. We can help you find the perfect pink that pops for you.
Why Choose Jacobsen Brothers Painting?
With over six decades of experience in handling both the trends and the classic touches, we are ready to bring our expertise to your new painting project. We provide a professional application that includes careful preparation and cleanup, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) and odors, and conscientious recycling.
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Are you ready to try a stunning pink hue in your new painting project? The pros at Jacobsen Brothers Painting are here to help make sure it evokes the exact mood you want. Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free consultation with our designer and let us work with you to bring a fresh, crisp, gorgeous look to your room that you will love in the days to come.