Posted on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 | 22 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: CC 2.0 Valdiney Pimenta
It's the colour of flamingos, roses and much more - but is there really such a thing as pink light ?
According to scientists, no, there isn't. Pink is a combination of red and violet, colours that occur at opposite ends of the spectrum. When you look at an object that is pink you are seeing certain wavelengths of light reflecting back at you rather than the light itself being pink; in essence pink is a made up colour - your brain is creating it through the translation of light bouncing off of objects.
"It's the favourite of little girls the world over, associated with femininity, springtime and romance."