"Dutch pink and Italian blue He's there waiting for you My will has disappeared Now confusion is so clear"
I came across “Dutch pink” from the song “Temptation” (performed by Diana Krall) and have been wondering what shade of pink it was or if there was any hidden meaning.
Initially, I thought the color looked something like this.
Upon checking, Merriam-Webster says
Definition of dutch pink
So historically, Dutch pink referred to a yellow dye!
The description “yellow that is greener” made me think it looked like this.
Upon further research, it seems more like a warm-toned peach color, which can appear orange, yellow, or pink depending on the light. Being a “lake pigment” may have given it certain unique characteristics.
So Dutch pink is probably closer to the color of the middle of this little flower.
Much ado about the lyrics of a song, but I knew it wasn’t that straightforward, and I learned something new.
Have a great week of wonderful light ahead!