Fuchsia is my favorite color, so today I’ll freestyle it, because sometimes I like spontaneity.
First of all, many people think fuchsia is pink, but it is not. Pink is made by mixing in white to red pigment, but fuchsia is made of red and blue pigments. Magenta is fuchsia’s very close relative.
Fun fact: when I develop or Photoshop images, I add a slight magenta tint to them. I think of this as my signature.
I don’t know why or how fuchsia became my favorite color, but having contact with it improves my mood and calms me.
I wish I could dye my hair fuchsia without completely destroying it; so I’m waiting for it to turn gray (working on it) and then I’ll be the crazy old lady with fuchsia hair (Don’t you dare call it pink!).
This reminds me of when I used to work in a bank back in Chicago, and there would be a nice old lady who’d come in. Her hair was always some odd color (think pastel purple, blue or pink) and her lipstick unevenly drawn outside the lip line. There’s something equally sad and liberating about that image.
Fuchsia-colored things I own that make me happy: water bottle, running shoes that I don’t use for running (I hate running), wind jacket, 3-tiered serving platter that we use to store fruit, and probably more things that I can’t think of right now.
What is your favorite color? Why?
Image source: Pixabay
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