Is pink the new white for mansions?

Was pink the original color of the Cobb house in Georgia?

The Christian Science Monitor has a fine article on the mansion and the problems its restoration has presented over the decades.

I love these cross-currents of pop history and pop psychology:
"The real mystery is: Why did this nasty, mean, Confederate general paint his house pink?" says Jill Morton, author of "Color Voodoo," about how colors affect human psychology.
Hat tip to the reporter for collecting a quote so, so ... complex.

(Shown right: Lucy Cobb in 1859)