What color for a girl? And why it doesn’t make sense

We are all familiar with the division of colors into typical girls’ and boys’ colors. The first category includes all pastels, especially pink. For the other, darker, muted colors, including blue. But is there a real, biological relationship between color and gender? Of course not! In fact, over the centuries and decades, the approach to color for children has often changed. At PINTO, we are aware of this, which is why we decided to devote a little more attention to the topic of childhood coloring.

Color versus gender – does this issue matter?

Coloring childhood is not a good idea. Although the colors themselves mean little, they are one of the symbols of the problem with today’s culture. By introducing a rigid division of colors into girls’ and boys’, we signal that the two sexes have nothing in common. In this way, we perpetuate harmful patterns. According to them, girls should be gentle, mild and quiet. In the girly pink universe, appearance is of great importance, so a lot of attention is paid to it. Girls are little princesses who can’t get dirty! Instead, they should do everything with exceptional charm. They are to surround themselves with beautiful, inspired things and seek their prince from an early age.

In opposition to the girl’s world stands the boy’s reality – blue. Here the appearance comes down to the background, as great fun and action are more important. Boys do not care about clothing, they can get dirty. Playing outside, having adventures, exploring the world – even from the nasty side – is what they do. Little men are bold, confident, and don’t tolerate limitations! They don’t have to be affectionate, because that’s the domain of girls. They are to set their sights on development and strive to earn money to support their family in the future.

However, it doesn’t make any sense, because everyone is different – simply put. Gender has nothing to do with it. For that, the nature of the person and, to some extent, upbringing as much as possible. Girls can love the outdoors and boys can be sensitive and affectionate. It’s completely normal, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary! Another downside of childhood coloring is that it can limit a child’s potential, and this is true from an early age. We must also remember that as long as these harmful divisions exist, breaking out of them can lead to exclusion and a lack of a sense of belonging (extremely important for children). All of this translates into adult life, in which women are seen as the caretakers of the household hearth and men as those who provide for the family. And here avoidance of culturally imposed patterns results in rejection.

Colors for children over the years, or a few words about the history of children’s clothes

To confirm the above, we will also cite some facts from history. Well, until the late 19th century, colors were not divided at all with different genders in mind. The most popular choice was easy-care light-colored fabrics. Washing and bleaching could not significantly affect their condition. Universal colors for children also allowed clothes to be passed on to younger siblings. Here practicality definitely came to the fore.

The distinction between different colors for girls and boys did not appear until the early 20th century. A June 1918 article from Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department clearly emphasized its importance. At that time it was the opposite of the now known rules! Well, the color red and pink for boys were not surprising. This was due to the symbolism attributed to these colors. Well, red was associated with courage and power, qualities considered masculine. The colors for the girl, on the other hand, were meant to symbolize innocence, purity and delicacy, which, incidentally, reflected Christian visions of femininity. Such values were attributed to blue or blue, and it was in these shades that the Virgin Mary was most often depicted.

In turn, even after World War II, trends gradually changed. They were influenced by factors such as men’s navy blue military uniforms and the fact that women’s fashion designers were eager to use pink in their collections. It was around that time that colors for children became of interest to large corporations. For commercial reasons, of course.

Interestingly, in the 1960s. i 70. It was time to rebel against established stereotypes, which resulted in a temporary return to neutral colors. Unfortunately, such a trend was quickly lost to the increasing commercialization of children’s fashion. As you can see, the color arrangements have changed more than once. This is a great example that colors for girls and boys have nothing to do with the nature of either gender, but only with cultural arrangements. Color has no gender! It is not worth limiting both yourself and your child by fitting into color schemes. Children’s exposure to messages involving color division has clear effects that we constantly observe. From an early age, girls begin to doubt that they can be very smart, and boys absorb harmful masculinity patterns that limit their emotional zone.

Colors for a baby girl in the first days and months of life

Even before the baby is born, many parents collect items in colors stereotypically attributed to gender. However, even in this case it does not make sense. If only because toddlers in the first month of life have eyesight as much as 30 times weaker than adults! They see somewhat hazy images, so instead of subtle pink or blue, it is better to bet on contrasts, which best stimulate the nervous system shortly after birth. Dresses in a white and black or even yellow and black pattern will prove to be a hit.

Red, orange, celadon, turquoise or purple are also a good idea, as these are what children see first. At the same time, one should not exaggerate. Intense shades and contrasts are good to intersperse with soft beige, white, bleached pink or nude, which have a calming and calming effect on children of all genders.

Beautiful colors for a girl at PINTO Wear

At PINTO, we don’t like limitations, which is evident in our clothes. There is considerable diversity among them. We love green, even if only in the shade of sage. Subtly bleached yellow or more intense mustard also stole our hearts. Another option is beautiful blue shades reminiscent of the holiday sky or sea. The deep color of the ink is also wonderful. And for small lovers of classics, we have elegant, super versatile black or noble white.

And will you find roses with us? Certainly – after all, it’s one of the colors, so we don’t want to give it up. It appears with us in various shades. If your daughter likes it, you don’t have to cross it off. In addition, we have created a lot of interesting multicolored designs. Not just with pink!

What colors for a girl or boy are worth choosing?

Rejecting the links between colors and gender, you will gain a lot of leeway in the choice of children’s closet. In fact, any color can be suitable. We suggest that when shopping, it’s good to be guided in part by your own taste, as well as your child’s beauty type – especially in the early years. In contrast, even older teenagers should have a say in the selection of their belongings. Show your daughter or son different color combinations and ask which one he or she finds the prettiest. It’s a great opportunity to have a pleasant time together. Moreover, such play promotes the formation of a child’s visual sensitivity. Shopping together makes sense! They also minimize the risk that a daughter will refuse to wear a particular item.

Even a child of preschool age can independently select the different parts of an outfit according to the current season and weather. In doing so, he or she may need a little help from the parent, but do not intervene unless there is a clear reason to do so.

Color vs. gender, or why it’s not worth sticking to divisions

Time for a few words of summary. First of all, let’s remember that there are no better or worse, boyish or girly colors for children. Pink for boys is as good as for girls. Here the only thing that should matter is that the daughter likes a particular color. Pigeonholing a person from an early age, even on a seemingly trivial issue like colors, will not do anyone any good. Especially since similar divisions between the women’s and men’s worlds apply to many other, but already more important matters, such as professional work! We must note that women still earn less than men in Poland, with fewer managerial positions. They still face inferior treatment at work. So it’s good to instill in girls that they shouldn’t recognize unfounded rules. Starting with the choice of clothes!

Want to share with the world your thoughts on topics like how to raise girls or responsible fashion? Join the Girls Of Pinto Group and we’ll give you access to our blog space. Attractive prizes await the most active. For more information about our mission, please visit Our Philosophy. We also invite you to take a look at our range of clothes for girls.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check other articles:

What is PINTO?

Pinto - what is PINTO? Good question ? From the very beginning when we thought…

Read more

Something very personal… for the Day of the Lost Child

February 1, the day of my birthday. Then I received a completely unexpected gift -…

Read more

International Day of the Girl Child

On October 11 each year we celebrate a holiday that has special meaning for us.…

Read more
PINTO Wear fanpage
Girls Of Pinto