The Bottom Line: Fun facts about the color pink!
The Full Story:
- The color pink is named after the flowers called pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus.
- Cherry blossoms only have a pink color when they bloom in the springtime. Because of this, pink is the color most commonly associated with springtime in Japan.
- Most flamingo species are pink in color due to pink pigments in their diet.
- In 1993, artist Gioia Fonda created a conceptual piece in the form of a weeklong holiday called pink week. The intention of pink week is to liberate the color pink from all dogma and simply celebrate pink as a color.
- A Pink Lady is an alcoholic beverage made with gin and grenadine syrup that may include other ingredients.
- In Thailand, pink is associated with Tuesday on the Thai solar calendar. Anyone may wear pink on Tuesdays, and anyone born on a Tuesday may adopt pink as their color.
- Since 1893 the “Financial Times” has used a distinctive salmon pink color for its newsprint, mainly as a way to distinguish itself from competitors. In other countries, the salmon press identifies economic newspapers or economics sections in "white" newspapers.
- Pink noise, also known as 1/f noise, in audio engineering is a signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the power spectral density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.
- Diane Vreeland once said "Pink is the navy blue of India.”