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Peachy Nightscape in Stockholm

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Stockholm, February 2016

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A colourful note:  peach is a delicate colour, named after the pale internal flesh of a peach fruit.  The first recorded use of this name as a colour in English was in 1588.

This shade appeared as a Crayola crayon in 1903, known as Flesh, but it was renamed as Peach in 1962, probably for social reasons.

It has been a popular colour for interior design, making a strong appearance in Art Deco buildings in the 1920s and 1930s, and it was a very popular shade for bathroom suites when I was buying my first house in the mid-1980s.

It is an important colour in Chinese culture, where the Peach Tree of Immortality, which blooms only once every 3,000 years, is an important concept in the mythology of the Taoist religion.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 10 March 2016



4 replies »

    • Thank you for the great mention. Very kind of you.
      I always enjoy reading your posts – lovely writing and shots. The Gardens by the Bay post brought back happy memories for me


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