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Why are we all obsessed with pink?

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 9:04am

Some incidences have occurred which lead me to believe that I am a truly basic and terrible person, addicted to living their life through Instagram and countless photo opps.

Like when we were early for brunch and had to go for a coffee while we waited and the only place near was a bog standard coffee chain, which I of course saw as a wasted opportunity to take what I’m sure to others would have been another very boring coffee cup picture. 
I mean, people cannot know that I actually quite like coffee from said chain. I must give the impression that I spend my days hanging out in cool independent coffee jaunts. Which I do, but sometimes a girl needs free wifi and a plug. 
One incident in particular that made me realise I must get a grip was when I spent an hour on my phone trying to book a nail appointment in Dublin on Monday and would only book somewhere where the decor would look good on Instagram.
I trawled through countless nail bar websites until I found one with a plastic flower wall and furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a Polly Pocket toy. 
Don’t judge me. I said it had to be Instagram-worthy, not tasteful and chic. More often than not, the tackier the better. The place was wall-to-wall pink everything and was oddly full of four year old girls dressed in pink tutus all getting Barbie mani/pedis. 
I felt like I had stepped into a strange David Lynch scenario and that Laura Palmer would walk out and begin my mani at any moment.
Thankfully, she didn’t make an appearance but as I looked at one of the giant pink chairs and wondered if I could ask one of the four year olds to take a picture of me for my Instagram account, I suddenly looked at my outfit which consisted of a pink slogan tee and pink studded ankle boots from Office - along with my new bright pink nails - and I realised that ‘Millennial Pink’ has literally invaded every aspect of our lives and silently congratulated myself on such amazing outfit/interior co-ordination. 
The term Millennial Pink is very divisive, with some arguing that our obsession with this cool shade of pink began with Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel; while others believe it was our obsession with rose gold that kicked it all off.
There is even an account on Instagram dedicated solely to pink interiors and while in London, I have been known to only eat out in places because the interiors and even the coffees are pink. 
If you find yourself in Peckham, please go to Palm Vaults and order the vegan bacon and then come and thank me. Apologies for that completely cringe sentence but it’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted.
I would claim that I have always loved this colour and all its various shades, from blush through to neon, but now I’m not so sure.
I think I used to love green more but it’s hard to remember a time before pink. I think we’ve all fallen so hard for pink is because it goes so well with other colours. You really can’t beat pink and white for a cool graphic look and one of my favourite colour combinations involves blush pink, khaki green and grey. 
Luckily, the shops are awash with pink clothing and if you fancy a strong bright shade, then head to Topshop where they have a beautiful mid-length skirt that could be dressed up with a white polka dot blouse and heels; or dressed down with a slogan tee and trainers. Barbie manis are optional.

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