Pink was for boys, blue was for girls…


Pink was originally a colour for boys and blue was originally a colour for girls. Pink was seen as a version of red, a very masculine colour. And blue was a colour associated with icons of the Virgin Mary and therefore a very feminine colour. Pink fabric was much more expensive to produce so maybe that was the reason? Things changed after the second world war. Could this be because the Nazis forced homosexual people to wear a pink triangle?

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And in other news:

  • We trust companies with blue logos (e.g. PayPal)
  • Men and women see colours differently

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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