Blue and pink have always been associated with male and female newborns respectively, but the cause and history of this common coincidence bears a strange story that many may not realize.
Surprisingly, the correlation was initially reversed in the European continent, if the color was blue for females, and pink for males, according to color expert Gavin Evans.
During the 19th century, the media advised mothers to dress their daughters in blue uniforms if they wanted to be characterized by beauty and femininity in old age, and to wear their children's pink clothes, if they wanted to grow strong and owners of muscles twisted.
Historical reasons
The reason for this was due to special considerations, as Europe was associated with blue, to the extent that it was described as the "blue continent", which meant that the color refers to beauty and femininity.
It also acquired religious dimensions associated with the supposed colors of the dress worn by the Virgin Mary.
Pink was associated with males on the basis of its proximity to the degree of muscle tone.
This continued for several years until the middle of the 20th century, when intensive commercials succeeded in turning things around and promoted the pinkie as the closest color of femininity, while males turned, and to this day, into blue.