I love my Grandma Betty and my Grandpa. My grandfather passed away in 1994, but I still remember they were such a darling, classic couple of the olden days. I'm talking your 1950s etiquette book example here.
My grandfather would always tell Grandma how beautiful she looked in pink. She has adopted pink as her trademark color - even down to her amazing, retro pink stove (from the 1950s and that sucker still works wonders).
Now, I have to point out the irony in the above story- my grandfather was completely color blind.