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Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink

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Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink

“. . . pink is positively associated with love, beauty, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic.”

SAID TO BE THE FAVOURITE colour of Princess Diana, it has been mine since 12, when I had my bedroom repainted in the most perfect shade of pink. This week’s Colour Inspiration is a celebration of this beautiful and unabashedly romantic shade . . .

From Here to Eternity Powder Pink Wool Cape | shop.thisisglamorous.com

New at The Shop: the FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Powder Pink Wool Cape, perfect for these early autumn days and in the most perfect shade of pink you will ever come across.

Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink

From the Last Garden Picnic lookbook for Belgrave Crescent, shot in late summer 2013 — hard to believe that it was two years ago already . . .

Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
At the Office with This Is Glamorous | photo by Roseline @thisisglamorous on instagram

HOW THE COLOUR PINK AFFECTS US PHYSICALLY
Bright pinks, like the colour red, stimulate energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate. They also encourage action and confidence. Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively reduce erratic behaviour.

THE MEANING OF PINK AROUND THE GLOBE
The pink ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol of hope and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

In Japan, the colour pink has a masculine association. The annual spring blooming of the pink-blossomed cherry trees (the Sakura) is said to represent the young Japanese warriors who fell in battle in the prime of life (the Samurai).

Jaipur City is a foremost tourist attraction in India because of its superlative forts, grandiose palaces, vivacious temples, multi-coloured bazaars, pulsating streets, and its distinguished pink colour to which the city owes its oft-used name “The Pink City”.

The Chinese had not recognized the colour pink until they had contact with Western culture and the Chinese word for pink translates as “foreign colour.”

Marrakesh is another city associated with the colour pink. It is sometimes referred to as the “Rose City” because of its salmon-pink coloured buildings and the red clay of its terrain.

INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT PINK
In 1947, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the color “hot pink” to western fashion. She dubbed the shade “Shocking Pink,” though today the color is more well-known as “magenta.”

Pink encourages friendliness while discouraging aggression and ill-will. Since the color pink is said to have a tranquilizing effect, sport’s teams sometimes use pink to paint the locker room used by opposing teams.

Some studies of the color pink suggest that male weightlifters seem to lose strength in pink rooms, while women weightlifters tend to become stronger around the color.

Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes or served on pink plates (it only works with sweets).

Pink makes us crave sugar.

(from Sensational Color)

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

BY E. E. CUMMINGS

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink
Colour Inspiration: Pale & Perfect Pink

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles”.Audrey Hepburn

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