…is my favorite color. As a designer, I enjoy creating unique palettes with an appreciation for all colors, but I cannot deny my own affinity for pink. Not “Barbie” pink or “Bubblegum” pink, but the sophisticated shades that occur as the sun rises and sets, on flamingo feathers, in blushing roses - inspired by nature - and returning to mainstream interiors!
The irony is that some scientists believe the color pink does not exist because it is not part of the pure ROYGBIV electromagnetic light spectrum. That’s a fact; pink is not present in rainbows or pure natural light, but it avails itself to us by reflecting light, not transmitting it. Rebecca Boyle in Popular Science calls it “an extra-spectral color that must be mixed” to be perceived. The science of pink (and all colors) is intriguing.
Color or not, in my opinion, pink belongs everywhere. It is a classic color for men’s shirts, so why not in the common areas of a home? The time has come for pink to be accepted and used tastefully throughout interiors. A little goes a long way, so allow a bit of pink in artwork, accessories, a rug or upholstered furniture (if you’re adventurous). Used with care, pink will bring you joy.
Melissa, “The Color Pink Doesn’t Exist? So Why Can I See It?” Today I Found Out: Feed Your Brain, November 14, 2013. Web, www.TodayIFoundOut.com
Boyle, Rebecca, “Stop The Foolishness, Of Course Pink Is A Color,” Popular Science, March 7, 2012. Web.