Pink. Purple. Magenta. Fuchsia. Violet. Lilac. Most of these you will find in my pictures, but I’m sure there are more, hues and words for them.
It’s been a while since I wore any pink. I used to own a wonderful pastel set – even though the top and the pants were bought in different shops and countries – with prevalent pink. I must have looked like a candy, hitch-hiking along the Adriatic coast.
I still wear purple. Actually, Prince wore purple, in Slovenian we call it “vijolična” or violet. One time I came to a card tournament in a new dress. I could hear a gasp. Then one of the rare women attending blew steam through her nose and said: “Ah… the sales! Violet is in this year.”
I loved the film Pretty in Pink.
And I loved it how a friend mixed red with oranges and pinks in her wardrobe.
I love it how the blues and the pinks fight at the sunset, or is it that they dance?
I hate it how pink is supposed to denote a girl and blue a boy, unless Italians hang a pink or blue ribbon on their front door when there is a birth in the family.
My last bedroom in Slovenia was pink. It happened because my ex and I played handypeople. We bought a little yellow bottle, a little red bottle, a little blue bottle, and a lot of white paint. The first room was a lovely light blue. Then some of it remained. By adding some red and a lot of yellow we managed to transform it into a rather ugly mustard for the kitchen. Then I wanted orange for the bedroom, and we mixed and mixed, but it turned out pink and wouldn’t budge. I survived by imagining I was in Mexico.
Oh yes, there are all sorts of words for and tones of these two colours, and they come with all sorts of meanings and connotations, but if you ask me, my favourite colour is green. I don’t remember when it became it, but I know that when I was drawing as a child, I was always desperate because I only had one light green and one dark green pencil.
Green, which goes with pink so well, as they are complementary.
Amanda is asking us about our relationship with the colour pink for this week’s Friendly Friday.
Here is an extensive gallery of plants, people, buildings and the sky from Slovenia and Italy modelling the colour pink and its relatives. In one case the models are animals and they are the least pink of all. Enjoy!