Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls.
Nature and Culture of Pink:
While red stirs up passion and action, studies have shown that large amounts of pink can create physical weakness in people. Perhaps there is a tie-in between this physical reaction and the color's association with the so-called weaker sex.
In some cultures, such as the US, pink is the color of little girls. It represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink for men goes in and out of style. Most people still think of pink as a feminine, delicate color.
Awareness ribbons that use pink include:
- Various diseases and conditions such as: Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Birth Parents
- Nursing Mothers
- Pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, Male breast cancer (pink & blue)
Other Awareness Ribbon Colors.
Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingos) and tenderness (pastel pinks). Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink. Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy.
With Other Colors:
In Other Design Fields:
These familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by others — both the positive and negative aspects.
- In the pink - healthy
- Tickled pink - happy, content
- Pink collar - female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner)
- Pink collar - female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner to imply low person on the office totem pole)
- Pink - cut, notch, or make a zigzag
Is Pink Your Favorite Color?
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Yes, I'm tickled to choose the color pink
- No, my favorite color is Gold | Blue | Turquoise | Black | Purple | Orange | Red | Green | Yellow
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