Color Pink - Meaning
The color pink is known as the color of love and romance. It is the
traditional color used for St Valentine's day, the patron saint of
lovers. Pink is also commonly used for baby girls, dressing a baby girl
in pink and a boy in blue is traditional all over the world. An infant
dressed in pink is an obvious sign the baby is a girl no matter what
country or culture the parents come from. It is thought that pink is a
feminine color whereas blue is masculine.
"Amy put a blue ribbon on
the boy and a pink on the girl, French fashion, so you can always tell"
Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)
Facts about the
Symbols Fact 1: One of the natural colors of the gemstone pearl is pink. The
origin of the name Pearl comes from the Latin word "pirum" which
means "pear" reflecting the shape of the gem. The other natural
colors of pearls are white, black pearls, lilac, cream, grey,
and gold. Many other colors are available but they have been
Symbols Fact 2: Homosexual male prisoners in Nazi concentration camps were
forced to wear pink triangle badges. The pink triangle was worn
upside down to identify this particular group of men
Symbols Fact 3: The color pink was named after the flower 'Dianthus'
Symbols Fact 4: Nowadays, the pink triangle symbol is worn with pride by those
involved with gay rights
Symbols Fact 5: The pink pound is a term used to describe the spending from the
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community
Symbols Fact 6: The pink ribbon is the global symbol for breast cancer awareness
Symbols Fact 7: A
"pink slip" is a term used in America. It is a way for employers
to inform workers that their employment has been terminated i.e.
they have been laid-off or sacked
Symbols Fact 8: In 1893, the Financial Times, a UK business newspaper began to
be printed in salmon pink to differentiate it from its closest
rival, the Financial News
Symbols Fact 9: The English expression 'in the pink' is used to describe someone
in good health
Symbols Fact 10: The Pink House is the official seat of the government of
Argentina and the home of the president of Argentina
Symbols Fact 11: On the Thai solar calendar, Tuesday is associated with the color
pink. A child born on a Tuesday can adopt pink as their color
and anyone can wear pink on a Tuesday
Symbols Fact 12: The color pink symbolises happiness and joy for Roman Catholics.
On Gaudete Sunday which is the fourth Sunday of Advent rose pink
garments are worn by the clergy
Color Pink - HTML
displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText
Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web
pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal
notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display.
The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0
(HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources
is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit
numbers, starting with a # sign.
For example, the HTML for one of the shades of blue is Hex
(#FFC0CB) and RGB(255,192,203). The hex color code #FFC0CB is just
one variation of blue; many other shades of blue are possible. In fact the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more
than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256). Some examples of
shades of the Color Pink are shown below:
** Examples of Shades - Color
** Examples of Shades - Color
Shades of the
the Color Pink
The following are some
examples of the different shades of the Color Pink:
Color Pink - Symbols
been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since
ancient times and many colors
have mystical properties associated with them.
One of the the easiest ways to identify something
immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is
an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the
language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might
not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors
to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors
are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to
portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a
black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.
"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
– Confucius (551–479 BC)