Seriously, cerise… not pink?

group of cerise coloured photosYet another in our “What the heck colour is that?” series. Cerise.  Repeat after me > Suh-rees. Wonderful. So what it is?

I always though it was pink, maybe a cross between lolly pink and hot pink. But no. Cerise is anything between cherry red and blood-red.

I still can’t get over the fact it is nowhere near pink. I checked everywhere hoping someone would say it was pink. I did find definitions of CERISE PINK (probably written by people like me who can’t handle the truth) but according to dictionaries everywhere, it’s red.


Top image is by yours truly, other images are from various Flickr streams as follows: Cherries by jdwheaton, guitar player by raph-m, bug by Lynette S.

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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2 Responses to Seriously, cerise… not pink?

  1. Krak says:

    cerise is the french word for cherry. that wasen’t funny…

    • gillianloves says:

      Funny? It wasn’t supposed to be funny so that’s fine. I did see it was the French word for cherry… not funny my education is lacking in that department! : )

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