Colour Project – Pink, Part 1
“Pink is the navy blue of India” Diana Vreeland
Fuchsia, Salmon Hot Pink, Strawberry, Fairy Floss, Bubblegum, Shell, Mauve, Peony, Magenta, Lollies, Shocking Pink, Rose, Pink Blossom, Cherry Blossom, Pinking Shears, Tickled Pink, Girls, Romantic, Pink Panther, Scarlet…
“Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose from out night’s gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.” Susan Coolidge
The colour “Pink” is first recorded in the 17th century, whilst the verb “pink” dates back to 14th century meaning “to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern”. We still use the term today with pinking shears. The colour Pink only became associated with girls in the modern era. Softer pinks speak of romance, innocence, calm and tranquility, whilst bright pinks represent youth, fun, excitement, vibrancy, encouraging action and confidence. Hotter shades have the same passion as red without being too aggressive.
“I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.” Elizabeth Taylor
“The very pink of perfection” Oliver Goldsmith