By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie
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Videographer / director: Colin Weatherby
Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper
Kitten Kay Sera, aka the Queen of Pink, describes herself as a ‘monochromatic’, someone who is addicted to one colour.
Exclusively donning pink clothing since the 1980s, Kitten’s obsession is so extreme that she claims she once turned down $1 million to wear another colour.
Kitten’s entire apartment is painted pink, and every kitchen appliance, fixture and pieces of furniture is a shade of her favourite colour.
Even her dog, Pinkerbell, has been dyed pink.
The 54-year-old, who resides in Los Angeles, has spent a number of years trying to find someone else who was obsessed with a colour, someone she could confide in and help to make her feel like she belongs.
And fortunately in December 2016, Kitten found Ella London, aka Miss Sunshine, a 35-year-old woman hooked on yellow - who just happens to live 20 minutes from Kitten’s apartment.
Kitten told Barcroft TV: “I started my search for others like myself in 2014. I put an ad on Craigslist in every major city in every State and got no responses – I was so sad, I started crying because I wanted to connect to someone like me.
“I felt like I was all alone in the world, being the first ‘monochromatic’ on record.
“I finally found Ella on Instagram three years ago and I was tickled pink! I wrote to her and she replied saying she wanted to meet.
“It’s so comforting to me now, to have someone like her. I feel like the puzzle of my life has come together.
“I never knew there could be anyone like me out there.”
Kitten started her ‘monochromatic’ journey more than 35 years ago and has even attended funerals in her vibrant pink outfits.
She said: “This is who I am, the Queen of Pink. Pink chose me.
“People ask me what my second favourite colour is – there’s no other colour for me.
“I always wear pink no matter what.
“I’ve cooked pink foods since the 80s. Pink food tastes better, it really does.
“In my pink apartment, I have my pink treadmill, my pink guitar, my pink throne, my pink bed, my pink pay phone, my pink vacuum cleaner, pink toilet paper - the list goes on and on.
“Even my puppy is pink. I use beet juice to dye her fur, which is totally safe and vet approved.
“I want to be unique. Who wants to be like everybody else? If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”
On the other hand, Ella, who is British and moved to Los Angeles almost 20 years ago, has sported everything yellow since 2012.
When choosing the overall colour for her wedding, Ella was stuck until her fiancé reminded her that her father used to love yellow.
Ella’s father passed away when she was just a baby and the desire to reconnect with him on her special day inspired her yellow obsession.
Since then, Ella’s personal love for the colour has amplified, as she now wears the colour 24/7, regularly eats yellow food such as bananas and scrambled eggs, uses a yellow toothbrush and often puts a brighter yellow tint in her already blonde hair.
She said: “My obsession with yellow is very obvious.
“My favourite thing is that it represents sunshine.
“Yellow is the sun, it brings us life and makes everything tick.
“In my day to day, I’ve decorated almost all of my home yellow – besides compromising with my husband to paint the walls grey – and I eat yellow food all the time.
“That’s mainly because I love bananas. There are so many foods that are naturally yellow.
“My husband has been very understanding of my obsession, I think he’s thrilled that it’s not pink – sorry Kitten!”
Both ‘monochromists’ have a great impact on members of the public, with their bright and beaming appearance.
Late in 2018, Kitten released her own music video, ‘Queen Of Pink’, which has racked up more than 500,000 views online.
Her social following is also something to behold, with more than 140,000 followers on Instagram keeping up to date with her ‘pinktastic’ world.
“I don’t think I’m harming anyone with my love of pink,” Kitten said.
“I’ve been offered a $1 million by someone before to wear another colour – and I turned it down – I get requests all the time. People love it.
“People are drawn to me. I could just be sitting at a coffee shop and they’re come over and ask me questions and want to take pictures. It’s a great feeling.”
Ella also gets a lot of reactions from members of the public, and often gets stopped when walking down the streets of LA with her puppy.
This was something else that played a big part in her initial obsession with yellow.
She said: “I love to bring a smile to people’s faces, seeing their reactions in the street and online is really special to me.
“I want to spread sunshine and bring my piece of light into the world.
“It’s all about being yourself and being a positive person.”
Kitten and Ella are both now looking to their future and expanding their colourful worlds.
Their dream is to continue to meet others like themselves and bring ‘monochromism’ to more people throughout the world.
Kitten said: “I’ve found a few others like us in the United States, which is amazing!
“There’s a green lady, an orange lady, a blue, a purple and a red lady too. We can make the colours of the rainbow!