The Psychology of the Color Pink

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The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. It is the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.

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Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect. Studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves and create physical weakness in people. Violent and aggressive prisoners have been successfully calmed by placing them in a pink room for a specified amount of time. Exposure for too long can have the opposite effect. The color pink puts people in touch with the nurturing side of themselves, through either the need to receive or the need to give, nurturing and TLC (tender loving care!). Be aware of this if you have a friend who constantly wears pink as it may indicate a need for acceptance, support and unconditional love!   Pink is a non-threatening color seeking appreciation, respect and admiration. It doesn’t like to be taken for granted and just loves to hear the words ‘thank you’. Pink can signify good health, being ‘in the pink’, and success as in ‘everything’s rosy’.pink-fashion-31

The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. It is the color of uncomplicated emotions, inexperience and naiveté. A constant and exclusive use of pink can often lead you to become immature, silly and girlish, abandoning your adult responsibilities. Pink can also remind you of earlier childhood memories, associated with nurturing and comfort from your mother or a mother figure. Pink, from a negative color meaning, can represent a lack of will power, a lack of self-reliance and a lack of self-worth. It can indicate an overly emotional and overly cautious nature. Combining pink with other darker colors such as dark blue, dark green, black or gray, adds strength and sophistication to pink.

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The Color Pink Represents:

Unconditional love: Pink relates to both unconditional love and romantic love. Compassion: Empathy and understanding are the fuel for pink’s nurturing. Nurturing: Pink is both the giving and the receiving of love, understanding and respect. Hope: Pink inspires the possibility of a positive outcome.Sanrio_Hello_Kitty_Plush_Blanket_Pink_1Effects of the Color Pink:

Calming: Pink calms our emotional energies. Non-threatening: Pink lacks any aggression or anger, although the deeper pinks can be more assertive and confident. Affectionate: Pink offers warmth and tenderness to friends and family. Caring: Sensitivity and tender loving care relate to pink’s feminine and intuitive energies. Immature: Pink is the color of the sweet young girl, before life’s experiences take over.pink-fashion-satchel-purse-114sh1185jpink

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