Orange Is The Hot Color For 2012, Adjust Accordingly

Surely you stocked up on pinkish wares when the color "honeysuckle" was declared Pantone's Color of the Year 2011, but it's already time to update your wardrobe/home decor/personal color preferences. The company dubbed "tangerine tango" next year's "in" color after seeing requests for an orange hue from designers and… » 12/11/11 7:58pm 12/11/11 7:58pm

New York Times Thinks Iraq's Makeover Looks Totally Tacky

After years of having drab colors and building regulations foisted on them by Saddam Hussein's government, the Iraqi people are now free to decorate as they see fit. The New York Times reports that this has given rise to some really unusual color choices for buildings. In other words, it's the ugliest effing country… » 5/17/11 4:10pm 5/17/11 4:10pm

The History Of Pink For Girls, Blue For Boys

Earlier, we discussed the theory that the "pink is for girls, blue is for boys" binary is foisted on children by society. In baby photos from the late 1800s, male and female tots wear frilly white dresses — so how did pink onesies with "Princess" emblazoned on the butt infiltrate American girls' wardrobes? » 4/10/11 8:17pm 4/10/11 8:17pm

How Pink Became A "Girl Color"

Color is everywhere; gender is everywhere; color and gender have a varied, changing, and hard-to-pin-down relationship, which nevertheless creates powerful, explicit and implicit signals by and for both the people who apply colors (to their kids, themselves, their cars) and those who see them (including themselves). » 2/23/11 11:20am 2/23/11 11:20am