If you're into My Little Pony and cotton candy with a hint of satanic tendencies, then you are most likely pastel grunge. These types of people go for the really light colors of the rainbows for their hair, clothes, and overall aesthetic. It looks sweet nd very innocent, but underneath all that, it screamsFUCK YOU! If this were classified in a wavelength chart, pastel would probably be borderline gamma ray.
How do you even begin to explain this? When we Googled "kawaii grunge", photos of really girly wallpapers with death chants appeared. Kawaii Grunge is quite similar to pastel but what sets them apart is that they're pretty much just angsty and girly teenagers. They might not be as intense as pastel, but they're still pretty hardcore. We'd probably classify them as Ultraviolet.
It's the closest to the 90's grunge, but it's a more dialed down version. Probably 25% of teenagers have gone soft grunge (if you don't think you have, you're probably lying.) We'd even go so far as saying it's the most "normal-looking" of all the grunges. Then again, what is normal? Soft grunge is mostly just dark colors paired with vintage docs. It's like vintage + hobo-chic = soft grunge! This one's a Microwave on the chart.
So we've discussed three kinds of grunge and compared them to the Wavelength chart. We still don't fully understand these fads but hey, you do you. At this point, you be the judge of everything.
- Marian Plaza & Reign Gonzales
all photos are from Tumblr