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May Color of the Month: Pink

Denise Jadd

May's hue selection of the month is PINK. Actually, pink is not really a hue at all, it is a tint. A tint is a combination of two colors, in this case, red and white. Its range can go from berry, a bluish pink to salmon, an orangish pink. 

Pink is blush, pastel, and baby. Pink is raspberry, watermelon, salmon, grapefruit, beet, pink lemonade, and meringue. Pink color names include fuscia, shocking, and hot, flamingo. True pink includes cherry blossom, cherry, raspberry, ruby, bright maroon, burgundy, and lastly, dark scarlet. In the pink blue range, we have lavender rose, classic blush, pastel magenta, sky magenta, and bright pink. Pink red has bubble gum to amaranth, crimson to rosewood. So many pinks, so little time! 

Pink is natural and contemporary, all at the same time. Regardless of your color, we all have a little pink, maybe that's why it is so relatable. Pink is delicate and sensitive. We think of a dainty pink pearl necklace, a little baby girl, sweet as can be. Pink is the color of May's flowers, cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, heather, dahlias, magnolias, sweet peas, hyacinths, and peonies, to name a few of my personal pink favorites. Pink is for celebrating Mother's Day, May Day dance around the pink maypole, and late spring sunsets. Pink is bold and daring, like a pink flamingo, wearing hot pink hot pants, Pink Panther, or Pink Floyd.

In decorating, rose quartz, a pretty, pale blush tint was Pantone color of the year for 2016. We saw pink take over fashion and now we are starting to see more in decor and furniture. It goes with more than girlie, lacey looks. It can be soft and passionate, witty, smooth, lusciously sexy, mod, or stark. Pink makes everyone look good, as it's flattering to our skin tones. I like it paired with the new rose copper metallic glow of lighting, and accessories, or on a copper glazed cotton fabric. Pinks are a natural with the neutral gray or ivory. Too much cloying pink or the mixing of the wrong shades is disastrous, but a little touch in an accessory can soften the harshest or masculine color palettes. One of my favorite restaurants of the '80's was Wings in NYC at the World Trade Center. It had an ethereal, glamorous deco feeling as everyone was on top of the world there and then. Today our pink palace of foodie choice is Sketch in London, an extravaganza of an adult playground, in a Mayfair townhouse, imbued with proper British pink splendor and the epitome of a perfect tea salon. Swoon. 

We hope you are tickled pink with May's hue as much as we are, as May can really bring so much into bloom. Think pink! Pretty in pink. Better to be in good health or in the pink, rather than be pink-slipped by a pinko. A cliché perhaps, but so memorable.  Pink dreams everyone. 💕