Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pink Week! (Day Four).....

The Color Pink
By Jacci Howard Bear,

Cotton Candy and Little Girls: Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls.

Nature of Pink: While red stirs up passion and action, studies have shown that large amounts of pink can create physical weakness in people. Perhaps there is a tie-in between this physical reaction and the color's association with the so-called weaker sex.

Culture of Pink: In some cultures, such as the US, pink is the color of little girls. It represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink for men goes in and out of style. Most people still think of pink as a feminine, delicate color.

Using Pink: Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingoes) and tenderness (pastel pinks). Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink. Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy.

Using Pink with Other Colors: All shades of pink get sophisticated when combined with black or gray or medium to darker shades of blue. Medium to dark green with pink is also a sharp-looking combo.

Language of Pink: The use of pink in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by others — both the positive and negative aspects.

Good pink

  • In the pink - healthy
  • Tickled pink - happy, content
  • Pink collar - female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner)
Bad or neutral pink
  • Pink collar - female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner to imply low person on the office totem pole)
  • Pink - cut, notch, or make a zigzag

Pink Words: These words are synonymous with pink or represent various shades of the color pink.

Salmon, coral, hot pink, fuschia, blush, flesh, flush, fuchsia, rose.


Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Mo. You have had yourself a fantastic pink week.

I love the chair in the second picture of your Monday post. It is gorgeous.

vintagewindow said...

Love all of your PINK post. The color PINK was very interesting.

Have a Happy Day


Becky said...

Thank you for all your Pink wisdom
Happy Ps

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Enjoyed the article on Pink our favorite color on Saturday! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Esther

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Cool post!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathleen said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. I love all the pink facts! Thanks for sharing them with all of us. Happy PS