Since my color list for green was a success, I’ve decided to create, with your help, one color list each month, and eventually I’ll publish a page with all of them for easy reference. The idea remains to come up with nouns that make you see that color without you having to mention it. So if I say “peony” – what do you see? Pink, I hope, even though peonies do come in white as well. “Rose” wouldn’t work because you might think of a red rose while I might think of a pink one. Candy apple would be a good example for red. Adjectives are fine, too, but you will find that many of them could be nouns as well.

The color for June is pink, mainly because I’m dying for those peonies outside of my building to finally bloom. Their buds are still tight fisted so I’m posting this picture of little pink flowers that are blooming but whose name I don’t know (please let me know if you do!). I’ve found, however, that it’s not easy to come up with nouns or adjectives for pink. Here’s my list so far, please add to it!

blush
bougainvillea
flamingo
fuchsia
hollyhock
larkspur
peony
rosy
tourmaline
watermelon