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. And so much more.
“Shades of Pink” These words are synonymous with pink or represent various shades of the color pink: blush, coral, flesh, flush, fuchsia, hot pink, magenta (see fuchsia), raspberry, rose, salmon. 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.
Culture of Pink
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.
Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingoes) 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.
Using Pink with Other Colors
All shades of pink get sophisticated when combined with black or gray or medium to darker shades of blue. Medium to dark green with pink is also a sharp-looking combo.
Smashing pink drink
Illustration in pink and black
Glorious pink shoes with red detail
Red ladybug and pink flowers
Carnival (in Firenze?)
Styling by Karim Rashid, pink floor!
Old VW and happy girls to tour
I pin! Love photos in general and found Pinterest where I can store pictures no matter what setting. One of my albums are called “Color pink”. When pinning there are some small issues about where to store and how to explore the use of Pins. So I created albums based on color themes.
Info: About.com picts: Webstash album color pink, original source in album.