GREEN is a color that in Europe and in the United Stated is mostly associated with status and prosperity. From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, it was a color often worn by bankers, merchants’ country gentlemen and others who were wealthy but not members of the nobility.
ORANGE is the color obtained from mixing red and yellow. Every shade/tint of this color depends on the proportion of the two main colors, adding more white or black to the mixture.
Until the 15th century, orange color was used in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red. Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the name Sanskrit naranga, which gradually became part of several European languages: naranja in Spanish, laranja in Portuguese, and orange in English. Therefore, comes the origin of the name ORANGE.
However, oranges (the plant itself and its cultivation) became popular in northern Europe only in the 17th century because of the invention creating heated greenhouse for plants, a construction type known today as an “orangerie”.
PINK is a pale tint of red that is a combination of red and white pigments and based on the percentage of each color it can be lighter or darker. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. In Europe and the United States, pink is mostly associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and romance.
In many languages, the word for pink color is based on the name of the rose flower: rose in French, roze in Dutch, rosa in German, Latin, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, and Norwegian, rozoviy in Russian, różowy in Polish.
Colors have power! Every color has its vibration, energy, and meanings; it transmits feelings into surroundings. YELLOW stands for hope, happiness, positivity, and joy; it increases mental activity, activates memory, and encourage communication.
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Today I want to share with you my reasons why I LOVE RED as a color, and hopefully, I will inspire you to love it too. There is no other color that can bring so much power, energy, and passion into your life, more than this one.
This post I would like to start with a disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor a nutritionist, but I get to read a lot and I choose always (always!) several different resources before I formulate my own opinion on a topic. Today I want to open a discussion and share my opinion on which habits we shall apply in our daily routine to live a better and healthier life.
I often think about life in big cities: always on the run, traffic stacks, different nationalities, high concentration of restaurants with every kitchen you can think of and boutiques at every corner. In my life, I lived and traveled for work or study in cities like Bucharest for a bachelor’s degree, shortly after New York on the “work and travel USA” program for almost six months, then followed Turin, Moscow, and more recent Milan. Now that I’ve got married and moved to a rural area near Milan, I admit that sometimes I miss the atmosphere and energy of a big metropolis and with great pleasure return time by time for business purposes or shopping.
Life is truly amazing! We can be born just like anywhere on this planet, this will only be the start, the beginning of something that can become a Beautiful Lifetime Adventure!