Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews
Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Gossamer Baby Pink.
The Red Family
The color red symbolizes action, passion, intensity, and in some cases, even aggression. Red is a color of making movements and grabbing attention, come what may! Red can often play the bounds between excitement and alarm, while darker shades signal a steadier, more rooted sense of firmness, and lighter shades represent an experimental, or interactive sense of engagement!
How Gossamer Baby Pink Sets The Mood
Gossamer Pink is a light shade, close to baby pink, but with just a slight hint of peach. This color brings together the gentle, playful, and sociable nature of baby pink, quickened by the pep-in-your step qualities of confident orange. This color is lighthearted and interactive, with an extra added giggle!
How To Use Gossamer Baby Pink In Your Craft Projects
Gossamer Pink is rooted in the feeling and action of red, while the slight orange tint opposes the thinking nature of blue. For this, Gossamer Pink is best used in projects that appeal to sensory experiences, emotions, and interactions. It is a lovely color to use for knitting blankets, cardigans or shawls, and would sing to its true nature in a project that is sensory and delicate, like a crocheted pair of victorian lace gloves.
This shade of pink is not ideal for study or note-taking environments, but it can be used well for dream journals, stationery, and more emotionally motivated forms of writing. Likewise, it is not a common color to see in kitchens, for its distractible nature, however it is at home in dessert settings, tea rooms, and porches.
Color Palettes For Gossamer Baby Pink
Gossamer Pink is most at home when paired with light neutrals like latte browns, creams, and silvers. It works well with pastels from across the rainbow spectrum, too! This color can be easily threatened or challenged by darker, bolder colors, but will feel cradled and supported by deep navy blues and forest greens.
Gossamer pink will prefer to take the back-burner when placed near bold or dark shades of red or orange, but can still get along nicely as an accent color. When paired with purples of any kind, this typically quiet shade of pink becomes louder, more whimsical, and more flamboyant.
Use Gossamer Pink when you want to add a touch of softness to everyday life, remember how to let go of stresses, and simply allow yourself a sense of ease.
If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!
Don't Go Seeing Red!
"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.