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My Favourite Color

By | Feb. 2011
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My favourite colours are Pink and Green..
The use of the word pink as a color first occurred in the 17th century to describe the light red flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. The color pink itself is a combination of red and white. Other tints of pink may be oseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura). [1] The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) and Catharanthus roseus.

# 1 Pale pink
# 2 Pastel pink
# 3 Web color pink
# 4 Web color lightpink (medium pink)
# 5 Nadeshiko pink
# 6 Web color hotpink
# 7 Web color deeppink
# 8 Dark pink
# 9 Bright pink
# 10 Shocking pink
# 11 Pink in gender
# 12 Pink in sexuality
# 13 Pink in human culture

Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV Color Wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a color corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light (one of the purples). On a color wheel based on traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green is considered to be red.[1]

In English, the word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as “green around the gills”, a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.

Several minerals have a green color, including the emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. Animals such as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and birds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of...

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