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All Shades of Pink By Amanda

The Narrative

Amanda is derived from the Latin meaning 'Worthy of Love'. Gentle and kind, beautiful and caring, she loves unselfishly. She values her family above all else.

Nothando is a Zulu/Ndebele name which simply means 'Mother of Love'.

What do both of these names mean to me in conjunction with my obsession of All Shades of Pink

Pink is feminine yet a soothing color that represents caring and love. It is a protective and compassionate color that heals. This lighthearted color can stimulate happiness. Too much of bright pink might stimulate energy and incite passionate behavior just like its distant cousin Red.

The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, both colors add a little to its characteristics. It gets the lust for action from the red color, and the white color gives it an opportunity to achieve success and insight. Passion and power from the color red, softened with the purity and openness of the white color completes the pink color meaning. The deeper the pink color, the more passion and energy it radiates.

Pink is romantic and intimate, feminine, loving, caring and extremely considerate. It tones down the physical passion from the red color and replaces it with a gentle and loving energy. The color pink is insightful and intuitive and it shows tenderness and kindness from its empathetic and sensitive nature.

In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. Take for instance, the pink ribbon which represents the breast cancer awareness. It is a positive color that inspires warm and comforting feelings. The color pink gives the feeling that everything will go well or be okay. It may also indicate good health and success.

Explore pink color meaning

The pink color has a calming effect on our emotional energies and can relieve feelings of anger, aggression and neglect. There are studies confirming that high amounts of pink color can have a calming effect on the nerves and even create physical weakness in people. Overexposure to the color may have the opposite effect though.

Pink helps people get in touch with their thoughtful and caring side, either through the need to receive, give or care for others. Please pay attention if you have a friend who often wears pink, as it may indicate a need to be accepted, supported and loved.

The color pink takes us back to our childhood

The color pink represents the sweet and innocent in children and our inner child. It is the color that symbolizes uncomplicated emotions, inexperience and naivety. The pink color can also take you back to your childhood memories, often associated with care and thoughtfulness from your mother or a maternal figure.

However, the negative side of pink color meaning is that it can indicate a sensitive and overly cautious nature.

To make the color pink stronger and more sophisticated, you may want to combine it with darker colors like dark blue, dark green, black or gray.

Pink shades

Skin color is a very pale pink color that has sensual and sexual connotations. It gives a lacking feeling of passion and energy.

Rose pink is the universal color of love. It is mature, feminine and intuitive.

Hot pink is passionate, playful, sensual and loving. It radiates warmth, joy and a love for life.

All Shades of Pink sums up Amanda Nothando and a whole lot more Coming Soon so stay tuned.