4.13.2009

.pretty in pink





It is said that pink, not red, is the universal color of love. It can be shy or bold.  Shocking or soft. Think of a cloud of cotton candy, the inside of a seashell, or the promise of relief (Pepto-Bismol).

Pink has soul.

Or the ability to make you look inside of your own.  Many prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behavior.  Sports teams also use pink in opposing locker rooms for the same reason-color experts claim certain shades may subdue the opponent. I should have consulted the experts before we moved in our home as Benjamin Moore Pink Party has a much different effect on my youngest daughter and her pals.  
 
Wikipedia says the most common connotations to pink are, and, yes, in this particular order,
  •  Girls
  •  Love
  •  Breast cancer
  •  Fairies
  •  Valentines Day 
  •  Homosexuality
Seeing pink elephants in hallucinations is a sign of delirium. And while this was not on the short list, I thought you might want to know it's out there.
(images Mary Ruffle, New York City Ballet, S. Paola)

5 comments:

  1. Well then, I'll be counting my blessings I haven't seen any pink elephants. Isn't the study of color fascinating?

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  2. I never loved the color pink so much as the moment the ultrasound technician told me I was having a girl. It's like a switch flipped.

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  3. I absolutely postively ADORE these photos! Pale pink is my all time favorite color. Thank you so much for sharing these!

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