colour psychology… the meaning of pink

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Karen Haller

Colour Psychology - the meaning of pink.

Pink has been getting quite a bad rap of late. Little girls love it. Mother’s are polarised. Regardless it is colour representing the feminine. One of nurturing, maternal love.

positive psychological qualities of pink
Pink represents nurturing, caring feminine love.  It’s very different from the love that is associated with red.

Pink being a tint of red is physically soothing whereas red is physically stimulating.

negative psychological qualities of pink
Being surrounded by much pink and you experience feeling needy or physical weakness. It can also be displayed as emotional claustrophobia. Men may feel emasculated.

many tones of pink
The tone and intensity can affect us differently. Soft warm pinks are soothing and suit the gentle energy of babies and young children. The cold blue based magenta tones, often mistakenly called ‘hot pink’ appear to be favoured by women. It is intense in its energy. It could even appear to come across as quite feminist and feisty.

There are many tones of pinks from baby pink through to the intense magenta and the many tones in between such as lollipop pink, dusty pink, rose pink, nude pink, strawberry, raspberry, just to name a few.

Do you have a favourite pink? How does pink make you feel?

If you found this blog post interesting, you may also be interested in other blog posts relating to the psychology of colour.

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