The Psychology of Pink…

No one can argue that color doesn’t have meaning. Color is more than accent piece, wall coating, or throw pillow; it has a profound effect on our lives. Color can bring about a variety of emotions, affect our moods, and influence our behaviors.

Color has different meanings and values in different cultures around the world. Even in similar Western Societies, the significance of certain colors changes. In the United States, researchers have determined that there is a consensus across the country on what effect individual colors have on the emotions, moods, and behaviors of individuals.
We covered the color Blue and Grey in the past color psychology posts. This week, the color is Pink.

Pink is a tint of Red and is really the only tint of a primary color that has its own name. Think about it; until recent years, aqua was generally referred to as blue-green, mint is still usually called mint green, but you would never refer to bubble gum as red.

Johnathan Adler's Perfect Pink Entryway

Pink is the most romantic color and is generally thought of as tender.

From Cup of CoCo on Decor Pad

Research says that pink has a tranquilizing and calming effect.

source unknown

Lovers of pink tend to be romantic, caring, and sensitive to the needs of others. Soft, medium tints do not evoke much emotion so many people are indifferent to pink.

from designers Smith Hanes

Pink is sometimes described as red without the passion because of its sweetness, innocence, naivety, and uncomplicated emotions.

Phillip Treacy for The g Hotel

Vibrant, bright pinks represent sugary sweetness, celebration, fun, and excitement.

from House Beautiful

Pale, dull pinks represent calm, low energy, deferring, and can be placid.

by Mary McDonald Design

Too much pink is physically draining and can be somewhat emasculating.

A girl's room in one of my model homes.

Pink is beautiful and can be used to create a beautiful inspiring rooms. In Western Society, pink is generally thought of as feminine there the saying “Pink is the new black” is not yet true. As the color continues to become more and more popular in fashion, it will likely be considered less feminine and grow more common for interiors as well. For now pink may be the color of nurseries, young girls rooms, and single ladies but that is definitely changing.

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4 thoughts on “The Psychology of Pink…

  1. another colour post 😉

    PS. The third photo is from ELLE Decor, June 2004 issue, to be exact. The space is designed by Steven Gambrel, photographed by William Waldron.

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