An Ode to Pink
The use of pink in our Tunbridge Wells showroom is testament to the fact that the shade does not have to invoke an image of saccharine, bubble gum pink which would be more at home in a child’s dollhouse and the way in which our expert designers have selected colours, textures and materials which effortlessly mingle are the perfect match for the hub of the house, where friends and family enjoy good food and share the joys & trials of their days, weeks & months!
For those classically minded among us, it may be interesting to learn that the colour dates back to 800BC when it was officially recognised in Homer’s Odyssey and coined by a Greek Botanist referring to the ruffled edges of carnations. Throughout the 18th Century it was a popular and fashionable colour having the added kudos of being a symbol of wealth & luxury and was worn by both men & women. In fact, pink was very much considered a gender-neutral colour until the mid-20th Century however, when conscription began for WWII, men started to wear darker colours and, as a result, advertisers who were targeting women, used lighter colours such as pink.
Happily, nowadays pink has become gender neutral once more and, with its many hues and comforting connotations of calmness & joy twinned with its myriad kitchen design opportunities, just like Rick Astley put it, we’re “Never gonna give you up!”