Pink Malaya is a gorgeous pink color.
The paint is named after the Malaya Garnet; a jewel found in East Africa, in the Umba Valley in 1960s. It is one of the more popular types of garnets due to its rarity and color.
The word ?malaia? was derived from a Swahili word meaning ?outcast?. The miners gave it this name, because the local dealers wouldn?t buy it, in the beginning, due to it?s stray status in the market at that time. Too late for them I guess !
Garnets are January?s birthstone and they are associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius. It is said that garnets can strengthen one?s level of creativity and boost positive energy, and self-confidence. This pink shade, is not the typical bright, pink that most people think of ! It has bit of gray, a bit of pink which give it that ?smoky? effect.