Mood Hue: Baker-Miller Pink

Mood Hue: Baker-Miller Pink

Oct 16, 2007

Pink for peace? For one juvenile detention facility in Florida, it's worth a shot.

According to a research paper published in 1981, Baker-Miller pink, a shade which is "kind of like Pepto-Bismol, only deeper," was found to lower heart rate, pulse, and respiration.

Two years ago, the Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center West in Tampa painted a holding cell this exact color and called it "the pink room." When youths got out of control and aggressive, they were transfered to the room to calm down. It seemed to work.

Would this rosy shade make you chill out? If you're curious but don't want to commit an entire room to this experiment, order a MoodMaster poster (which is apparently one full page of this perfect pink) and stare at it to de-stress.

Quote & photo credit: St. Petersburg Times

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