Saturday, 15 April 2017

Why I let my son paint his room pink.

This may seem appalling to some, but I must ask the question why? Why are people so offended that
my four year old son's favourite colour is pink?

No one bats an eyelid when a girl says her favourite colour is blue and yet I have had all sorts of responses when he has told people his favourite colour. Quite often with the person making the gigantic leap that his choice of colour is some how linked with his sexuality! He's four for goodness sake! He has always loved pink since he could name the colours and now we've painted his room, I hope he loves pink for a good while longer. As my husband said 'it's going to take some painting over!'.





So how did we get here?

We left the choice of the colour up to our four year old son as we are decorating his bedroom for his birthday. It was white with jungle animal stickers and was altogether a bit 'nursery'.


So we took him to B and Q and he was delighted to be able to choose from all the colours on the chip rack. My husband and I agreed it would be completely his choice, so that's how we came to be the proud the owners of a tin of 'sporty pink' paint.

It's has got to be the loudest pink I've ever seen, it's not Barbie at all much more a mature Moroccan vibe to it.  He loved watching the lady mix the paint and put it in the machine to shake it, it was a joy to see him so excited.




























Boy it up?

After we decorated the room we were surprised how dark it was, my husband still isn't keen and has asked how we can 'boy' it up? But does it really need to be? My son is a boy and nothing will change that. His choice of colour or what toys he plays with or what clothes he wears will not change that.

I hand cut these farm wall decals from black chalkboard fablon.







In fact I am happy that my son has the confidence at four to declare his love for anything with such forthright attitude and I hope he continues to be so sure minded for the rest of his life. His only disappointment with the room was that the radiator, plugs and ceiling had not been painted pink too! That for me would have been a step to far!


Before and after pics to compare.

Thoughts?
Would you let your children pick their own paint?
What is your opinion on boys and pink, I'd love to know.

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5 comments:

  1. I love it!! My 5 year old's favourite colour is pink and always has been. I dreaded the day he started school and worried he would be made fun off (silly to think this day and age and his favourite colour worried me). I needn't have worried though!
    Your little boys room looks great and I love the colour!!

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    1. Thank you. I worried about my youngest when he started nursery but it was all in my head. No one was bothered about his choice of colour. I just hope this continues when he starts school.

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  2. I think it looks great. Personally I think colours are just colours. It shouldn't matter one bit if a boy like pink or a girl likes blue. My son used to love pink and was heavily in to my little pony. He's in to blue now but I think that's because of the influence of other children at school. It's strange because it's more acceptable for a girl to like blue than for a boy to like pink. I've seen so many girls clothes in blue and I know plenty of women who prefer blue to pink also. Yet a boy liking pink is so frowned upon. I love it, really does look great x

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie. I'm just happy he is confident in his own choices and I hope he remains this way when he starts school.

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  3. Your son can choose whatever colour he wants his room to be, it's his choice so if people want to moan then just ignore them. As long as he is happy 😊
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