My first memory of the magic of pink began with Strawberry Shortcake (the brand, not the dessert). It was the 1970’s and my sister and I informed our dad we wanted a pink bedroom. We were so excited for a pink bedroom to match our new Strawberry Shortcake (polyester, flame retardant) bedspreads. My best guess is the Strawberry Shortcake included many shades of pink like the graphic below.
Strawberry Shortcake Pink
My dad most likely purchased our pink paint at either a Kmart or Sears?
My son asked if I meant Walmart.
After a day of painting, my dad was ready to show off the big reveal…a pink bedroom for his girls.
Now imagine our reaction when we opened our bedroom door and discovering the freshly painted walls were not even close to Strawberry Shortcake shades of pink. In fact, the walls were more a shade of the previous paint color of off-white. But, the word “pink” likely was in the paint color’s name.
My dad’s fear of color turned our vision of pink painted walls to look much closer to this shade of pink by Benjamin Moore. It’s called Mellow Pink.\
Did you know Shades of Pink has it’s own Wikipedia page? There are hundreds of shades of pink.
And, the shades of pink can go sideways quickly. Like when I created this epic fail of ombre frosted sugar cookie bars. Despite the fact the frosting looked like shades of Pepto Bismol, the sugar cookie bars tasted amazing!
One of my favorite hacks to add shades of pink for the spring season is with a roll of ribbon. Yep, for under $4.00 I can pink out my house in a few minutes!
What’s your favorite shade of pink? I love the color of blush this season! Oh my! Am I turning into my dad? Thanks for stopping by today!