A lighter tone of Empire Rose.
This colour was standardised as Malmasion Rose in 1934. The shorter name was introduced in the seasonal ranges 1936, has been adopted here as being more commonly used by the textile and other trades.
A descriptive name from a colour found in various cultivated species of columbine or Aquilegia, an Eastern North American native wildflower.
The name "Columbine" comes from the Latin for "Dove, due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together.