Tuesday, August 18, 2015


by Leigh

Some interesting tidbits about the color 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.  
  • First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower, who loved and wore pink so much it became known as "Mamie Pink".
  • Pink encourages friendliness while discouraging aggression and ill-will.
  • Since the color pink is said to have a tranquilizing effect, sports 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.


Lisa Comperry said...

Hot pink is one of my favorite colors..I love pink bougainvillea :-)

terriporter said...

Great choice of subject to illustrate "hot pink"! In the summer here, that's one of our only sources of color so I love bougainvillea too! And I loved reading the facts about pink. Maybe we should all wear pink to discourage aggression and ill will!

Anonymous said...

Now that is some kind of HOT PINK! Love the facts also...thanks for sharing!

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