" The use of the word for the color was first recorded in the late 17th century, describing the flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus." Interesting.
"Other tints of pink may be combinations of rose and white, magenta and white, or orange and white."
Wow, orange! Didn't know that.
"In the 17th century, however, the word pink was also used to describe a greenish or yellowish color." You kidding me!
"The practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s. From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary." Very interesting!
"Since the 1940s, the societal norm apparently inverted so that pink became appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century."
I am glad that they didn't use color photography widely before 1940s. It would be confusing for us to see pictures of our predecessors! Young grandpa wearing his pink pajamas...
"Purple is a general term used in English for the range of shades of color occurring between red and blue." Fine.
"In human color psychology, purple is associated with royalty and nobility." Yes.
"A difference in retinal sensitivity to red and blue light between individuals can cause further disagreement."
So, if you think that some of my blooms are not pink or purple, then we just have different retinal sensitivity!