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February 2008 Blogs
What Colours Mean - Pink
DISCOVERING YOU, February 2008, by Alicja Zajac
Happy Valentine’s Day girls! It’s a day universally embellished with red and with PINK... pink flowers, pink icing, pink satin ribbons and pink hearts! Whereas red on Valentine’s Day signifies deep love, pink embraces the softer, more tender side of compassion and love.
Pink is a combination of red and white, usually signifying cuddly sweet and softness. Those who love beauty seem to favour pink. You may be reminded of babies snuggled in pink blankets, cotton candy, bubble gum, piglets, carnations, watermelon, flamingoes or sweetheart roses.
Because of pink’s soothing, calming nature, a very light and soft pink is often chosen for babies’ and children’s bedrooms and for hospital and school rooms where quiet and calm are needed. Sometimes, too much pink can promote a feeling of weakness, so adding other colours with the decor and accessories in that room makes it less dramatic.
As part of an outfit, pink can look great with a lot of other colours. You can get a totally different look by wearing mostly pink as opposed to just accents of pink, just like when you wear soft pinks versus bright and bold pinks. Depending on your complexion and how you wear your makeup, try combinations of pink with any other colour and see how it looks on you. Try pastel pink and purple with white for a yummy, candy colour look. Add a brightly striped scarf to spice it up! A hot fuschia pink top with burgundy or red accessories, black pants and a black jacket will give you a more dramatic impression. Have fun going through your closet making your own pink combinations for new looks.
Pink is one of those colours you can really love or not really care for at all. If you’re not really into pink, try wearing a simple accessory such as a pink stone in a ring, sparkly pink stud earrings, or socks with pink stripes. YouRemember, pink brings out the gentle, nurturing side of us and is very soothing... so even a little pink goes a long, long way.
For the longest time, it seemed that pink was a ‘girl’s only’ colour. Not any more! Guys wear pink often now too, and it’s totally socially acceptable.
Did you know that in Feng Shui, pink belongs to the fire element and is connected to love and marriage? According to Feng Shui, the widest use of pink should be in the southwest area of your living space. What do you have in the southwest area of your bedroom? Which room is in the southwest corner of your home? Try to come up with the ideal pink item to put in that spot.
- Pink has been used in prison holding cells to reduce out-of-control behaviour.
- A previous version of the Newfoundland flag was three stripes of green, white and PINK.
- It is said that pink makes us crave sugar.
- A "pink slip" canbe a notice that employment is ending, or that you are late for class.
- Bright pinks (like fuschia, hot pink, shocking pink and magenta) stimulate energy, and can increase blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate. They also encourage action and confidenc.
- To be tickled pink is to be happy.
- Pinking shears are scissors with serrated blades (blades with teeth).
- Pink encourages friendliness and is known to discourage agression and ill-will.
- Cotton candy was invented in 1897 and was originally called “Fairy Floss”.