What is the psychology, meanings, symbolism, and common associations of the color pink, including the psychological effects of pink? What does it say about your personality if you like to wear pink or if it’s your favorite color?

This page also digs into the color pink in the business world and branding, the meaning of pink gemstones, interesting facts, and lists some of the more popular idioms or phrases.

Color Pink Meaning & Symbolism

Pink color meaning, symbolism, and hex codes.

Pink is made up of a combination of red and white, which is where it gets some of its characteristics from. It gets its passion and energy from red, and its purity, innocence, and tranquility from white. While red is more associated with passion and lust. Pink is a softer, more caring color. It’s more associated with romance and love, and it has a more sensitive side to it.

The color pink in the western world is obviously associated with the female gender and femininity. It’s associated with love, nurturing, compassion, and understanding.

Wearing Pink Meaning

Wearing pink could be a sign of a need to express themselves and their femininity. They are likely to be looking for attention with a more extroverted, fun-seeking personality type. Perhaps an intuitive person who doesn’t pay much attention to the opinions of others, and who doesn’t care too much about conforming to social norms. They are probably an impulsive person that often acts before thinking.

Anything is possible, pink quote.

Many men are wearing pink shirts these days. It’s now considered to be fashionable and modern. It would suggest that someone pays attention to trends and fashion. It shows that someone pays attention to what’s going on around them, extroverted with a strong interest in how they’re being perceived by others.

Personality if Pink is your Favorite Color

Your emotions are strong and you consider other people’s feelings. However, your own feelings are easily hurt.

You have strong female traits, very girly, it can sometimes seem innocent, but somewhat immature.

You are optimistic and easily excitable. Again, this can sometimes seem immature.

You are friendly with new people and happy to talk with almost anyone.

You have idealistic views of romance and love, you love a classic love story.

You are a very nurturing person, a natural carer or parent.

You are not naturally a very practical or analytical person.

Pink personality.

Positive Influences


Pink is a calming, relaxed and non-threatening color. It’s more passive than red, without anger and aggression.


Pink has a caring, compassionate and affectionate influence on people. It’s associated with love, nurture, peace, and romance.

Negative Influences


Pink is a young color. Without experience, it’s innocent and naive, which can lead to mistakes.

Over emotional

Too much emotion can be the enemy of practical and rational thinking, it can cause chaos and confusion.

Business & Branding

In the west, pink is strongly associated with femininity. We automatically associate the color with the feminine and all of the personality traits associated with that, including compassion and empathy. Companies will often use this association with their consumer targeting. Another strong association with the color pink is with candy and high-sugar foods.


  • Pink Lady
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Sweet Frog
  • Hello Kitty
  • Lyft
  • DonutKing
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Taco Bell
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • airbnb

Meaning of Pink Gemstones

Meaning of pink gemstones.

Pink gemstones include the pink diamond, rose quarz, topaz, opal, sapphire, morganite, kunzite, garnet and more. More pink things in nature.

Pink gemstone meanings are connected to the traits of compassion, love, nurture, and empathy.

Interesting Facts

Pink has been shown to reduce anti-social and violent behavior. Several prisons across Europe experimented with painting their walls pink. The result was a noticeable reduction in negative behavior.

The color pink is the most common flower color when sent to others.

In the west, the color pink wasn’t always associated with femininity.

There are claims that the people of China were not aware of the existence of pink until they had dealings with the western world.

Jaipur, a city in India, is also known as the Pink City, because the color was used so much during much of its construction.

Color Phrases or Expressions

Tickled Pink: Means getting immense enjoyment out of something, or the result of receiving good news.

Pink Slip: It refers to receiving a notice of the end of employment.

See Pink Elephants: This is used to express that someone is not seeing things clearly, perhaps they are hallucinating, or is intoxicated.

In the pink: Means to be at the very top, or the best condition, or at the pinnacle of something, often used in reference to health. However, it can also be used to express the height or pinnacle of anything.

Shades of Pink

12 Shades of Pink

More shades of pink with Hex and RGB color codes.

Light Pink – Non threatening, light flirtation, feminine, playful, open, and unconventional.

Dark Pink – Linked to nurturing, love, passion, more mature, responsible, and confident.


  1. I found that all but one of these is true about me. Everything I do is a matter of how others feel. Even if they are mad or sad I always try to help them feel better. I also observe people and learn quickly of their likes and dislikes. With that it helps me learn and understand their feelings.

    1. Hi, I’m glad you found it accurate. You seem like a very compassionate person that’s in touch with your feelings.

      1. Pink color is my favourite color meri mostly her chiz pink hee hoti h beti ki b mostly pink chizen leti hon pink color meri personality py bhee suit krta i love pink color
        Regards saria taimoor
        Iam also psychologist
        Also councellor

  2. Pink is my absolute favorite color since I was a kid and I’m exactly what you described ?

  3. I’m a 18yo guy and my fav color is pink 🙂 not sure what this says about me, but much of the above applies to me!

  4. I learns pink is not just a colour but an attitude ,really it is true because I love pink

  5. I love pink, it’s been my favorite color since I was a kid. And exactly what you have described about pink is correct except for “being immature”.

  6. Wow! So blown away after reading this! My favorite color is pink and always has been since I can remember. My eyes are always just naturally attracted to the color pink. This whole discription fits me so exact it’s not even funny! I can’t wait to share this with my husband! He likes the color pink too, although it’s not his favorite color like mine.
    In my adult life, I feel I can’t always choose the color pink anymore for everything and it really bothers me! Especially in my home decor. Even though my eyes naturally attract to it, I know it’s not practical for my whole home to be pink. But if I had it my way, my whole home would probably be pink. But with a husband and two kids I feel now I should decorate like an adult who would choose more appropriate colors. I also feel like maybe I should have outgrown the color pink by now, like I thought I eventually would one day. I have literally tried choosing more adult colors in my dress, like blacks and browns and tans, like a person my age should be wearing. I cannot shake the color pink. It is literally the color of my soul. Luckily enough, I have a baby girl now and I am able to live out my favorite color pink through her. I hope her favorite color will be pink too one day. We are already both geminis ❤️

    1. Hi, yeah in life we often have to balance our desires, need for expression and doing what is expected of us.

      Perhaps you have some deep routed connections with the color pink, perhaps from childhood, or perhaps a connection on a biological level with the associations of the color pink.

      Very nice comment, thank you for sharing.

    2. I am an adult woman of a certain age and I LOVE pink. I wore pink today and felt energized. Why cut yourself off from your soul color? Hummmm-thinking about how others feel at the expense of your own feeings. Sounds like a pink personality to me. Think pink, do pink and you will be in the pink!

  7. My favorite color is pink I hate blue and maybe once I get older I can wear pink and even die my hair pink and wear everything pink without noticing people staring at me??

  8. I love the dark pink i am feminine & nurturing…but also passionate & loving incidentally my dreams are all about romantic love, that ‘one unique love’ stepoing up, si this attracttion to dark pink ( more so now) has deeper meaning!!

  9. Pink’s a lovely colour. My personal fave be fuchsia; a colour of pure feminism.

  10. I, as a man, hate seeing it say the word “feminine” under the meaning of the colour Pink.

    By the way, if you don’t know the website on the internet called “Quora”, I have written my own answer to a stranger’s question. The stranger asked “Do Boys like the Colour Pink?”, and as for the answer I have written, I have been getting 42 upvotes for it! Even a stranger on Quora named “QUEEN Tigress” has replied to my answer, saying “You sound very cool. Long live

    Anyways, if you don’t mind, I would love to tell you about my answer for Pink that I have written on Quora, and inform you of the information that I would only like to read and agree with concerning the colour and this website! 🙂

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