When legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland declared "pink is the navy blue of India", she meant people in India wear bright colors, and approach the color pink like folks in the US approach the color navy. In other words, Indians use a lot of pink. She was right. We Indians love our bright colors, and it seems of late that we love our pinks! Not the subtle pastel shade of pink, or the cutesy baby girl pink. No, we like the deep, intense, in-your-face shocking pink!
For the longest time I avoided anything pink, it was too bourgeoise for my refined tastes...or so I thought. I mean, pink was for people who didn't know anything about color trends and color theory and interior design. Why would anyone choose pink when there were creamy whites and khakis and sage greens and lovely blues and taupes!! I shunned pink. But now the color seems to be taking its revenge and assaulting my senses with a vengeance! At the clothing store I reach for anything pink, at the flower shop I seem to unconsciously gravitate towards the dusky pink dahlias and gerberas, I am loving silver jewellry with pink stones, I just changed my cushion covers to pink silk, I have my eye on a set of deep pink mugs at the store.....!! And from what I see and read I am not the only one mesmerised by this exotic color. If what I see in magazines and stores and catalogs is any indication, pink is taking the world by storm along with its beautiful sister, the color purple! Arch at Rang Decor just posted an article on pink and purple, and Maryamm at My Marrakesh just bought herself a gorgeous deep pink Morocan caftan...!
So this post is my ode to "pink". It is also for my mother, who has always been a huge fan of pink, and always the brunt of my merciless teasing!! Her bedroom has deep pink curtains, she has a pink paisley bedspread, she has pink accessories in her bathroom, I did a painting with pink lotuses for her, even her headphones for her portable DVD player are PINK! So Ma...enjoy this!
All things pink in my home.....