Newsflash: there is no official shade of Rose designated by the Church, nor has there ever been. The reason for this is rather simple: only in the last century did the process of dyeing fabric become sufficiently sophisticated to ensure that much the same shade of a colour emerged from one batch of fabric dyeing to another. Previous to that, dyes were derived from plants etc., made up with a great deal of labour.
Many different colours have been deemed by the Church as acceptable as liturgical rose. Some of these are a salmon shade; some a silvery-pink, almost mushroom-colour; some close to what we would call Bishop's purple or fuchsia; and some red with overtones of gold.
Another thing is certain: Bubblegum Pink is not Rose, nor has it been a traditional variation for use on these days. Whilst not intending to get into the argument as to whether the use of a such a vibrant pink is a fitting colour for a man to wear, "Bubblegum Pink" certainly manifests a lamentable lack of liturgical good taste. Sadly, pink-coloured vestments, purporting to be Rose, are becoming increasingly commonplace and now even appear at Papal Masses.
At an old post on the Blog, The New Liturgical Movement, we find a number of interesting vestments in that shade of rose commonly found in Italy in centuries past: a reddish colour with overtones of silver. Go there and take a look. The same article also shews the considerable variety of older rose-coloured vestments, in use throughout Europe. Often, embroidered flowers on such vestments was a device used to enhance the "rosiness" of the vestment.
This week, we feature a new vestment (see above) more in the Baroque tradition. It is made from a silk damask of a shade between crimson and copper, but also interwoven with a subdued gold thread. As a result, such a vestment looks more rose in some lights, more golden in others. The orphrey of this chasuble is formed from a dupion silk in a complementary shade of rose, likewise the lining.
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