|This is a deep pink Residential set, photo courtesy of Dust2Den|
|Left: Dust2Den's Pink residentla and Right, the Home Decorators Pink piece found at Zen Girl Antiques|
The truth is, I never found evidence in Syracuse that these solid pink dishes were authorized by Wright. I've seen examples that they were sold in S and H Greenstamps, only because I have a box that shows the solid teal color and it was shipped to the S and H store. Oddly, I can't find any catalogs showing these dishes in them. I can only assume they were packing solid pink as well.
What's even stranger, is the two tone pinks and blues I've found later that match these same colors. Unfortunately, we may never know if Russel Wright authorized this color of melamine or if it was something that Northern did on their own.
Assembling a full set of deep pink may be a challenge for the melmac collector, and I consider it rare. It was a short lived production run, hence somewhat rare.