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Pink is the new red for lovers
February 4, 2012 - In an article in the Houston Chronicle, trends to move away from red on Valentine's Day are detailed, as consumers look to save money and give distinctive arrangements on this big day.

Pink is the new red for Valentine bouquets, the article explains. 

Both colors represent love in the language of flowers. Pink simply speaks in softer tones. Two factors are behind the push to pink: more adventuresome consumers and the higher cost of red flowers.

"It's simply a matter of economics and customers who are less afraid to venture outside the red zone to show their affection through other lovely colors," Houston florist David Brown says.

"For years a dozen red roses was the standard request to a florist when a gentleman wished to send a bouquet of fresh flowers to his best gal," he says. "Flowers now can be an extension of the fashion industry."

And pink is hot, says the Pantone Color Institute, a research center that identifies color trends. Blushing Victorian pink can take on contemporary airs.

Read the complete article here.

 
 
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