The Full Wiki

Variations of pink: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Variations of pink
Color icon pink.svg
Some tints and shades of pink

This article is about notable tints and shades of the color pink. These various colors are shown below.

Contents

Computer web color pinks

Advertisements

Pink

Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFC0CB
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 192, 203)
HSV (h, s, v) (350°, 100%, 88%)
Source X11 color names[1]
HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed web color pink.

This color is identical to the color Tamarisk, the color of the flowers of the Tamarisk plant.[citation needed]

Light pink

Light pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFB6C1
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 182, 193)
HSV (h, s, v) (351°, 100%, 86%)
Source X11 color names[1]
HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the web color light pink. The name of the web color is written as "lightpink" (no space) in HTML for computer display.

Although this color is called "light pink", as can be ascertained by inspecting its hex code, it is actually a slightly deeper, not a lighter, tint of pink than the color pink itself. A more accurate name for it in terms of traditional color nomenclature would therefore be medium pink.

Hot pink

Hot pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF69B4
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 105, 180)
HSV (h, s, v) (330°, 59%, 100%)
Source X11 color names[1]
HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the web color hot pink. The name of the web color is written as "hotpink" (no space) in HTML for computer display.

Deep pink

Deep Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF1493
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 20, 147)
HSV (h, s, v) (328°, 92%, 100%)
Source X11 color names[1]
HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the web color deep pink. [3] The name of the web color is written as "deeppink" (no space) in HTML for computer display.

Other notable pink colors

Chart of notable pink colors

Pink
 — Notable pinks —
Pale pink
Baby pink
Cherry blossom pink
Carnation pink
Pastel pink
Brink pink
Dark pink
Bright pink
Shocking pink

Displayed at right is a chart of notable pink colors (other than computer web color pinks). These colors are discussed in more detail below.

Pale pink

Pale pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F9CCCA
RGBB (r, g, b) (249, 204, 202)
HSV (h, s, v) (3°, 19%, 98[4]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color pale pink, a light, desaturated shade of pink.

Baby pink

Baby pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F4C2C2
RGBB (r, g, b) (244, 194, 194)
HSV (h, s, v) (30°, 21%, 96[5]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color baby pink, a light shade of pink.

The first recorded use of baby pink as a color name in English was in 1928. [6]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Baby Pink (color sample #28)

In Western culture, baby pink is used to symbolize baby girls just as baby blue is often used to symbolize baby boys. (See the section Pink in gender in the main article on pink.) This is a recent tradition, however, and until the 1940s the convention was exactly the opposite: pink was used for boys while girls were dressed in blue.[7][8][9]

Cherry blossom pink

Cherry blossom pink
Asuwa1520x1038.jpg

At right is displayed the color cherry blossom pink.

The first recorded use of cherry blossom pink as a color name in English was in 1867. [10]

Cherry blossom pink is an important color in Japanese culture. In the spring, the Japanese people gather to watch the cherry blossoms bloom during the Hanami festival. This custom has spread to the United States with the institution of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C..

Carnation pink

Carnation Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFA6C9
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 166, 201)
HSV (h, s, v) (330°, 100%, 80%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color carnation pink.

The color as displayed here was formulated by Crayola in 1949.

The first recorded use of carnation as a color name in English was in 1535. [11]



Pastel pink

Pastel pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #DEA5A4
RGBB (r, g, b) (222, 165, 164)
HSV (h, s, v) (1°, 26%, 87[12]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color pastel pink.

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Pastel Pink (color sample #5)

Brink pink

Brink Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FB607F
RGBB (r, g, b) (251, 96, 127)
HSV (h, s, v) (333°, 88%, 80%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color brink pink.

This color was formulated by Crayola in 1998.


Dark pink

Dark pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #E75480
RGBB (r, g, b) (231, 84, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (342°, 64%, 91%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color dark pink, a darker, desaturated shade of pink also known as fandango.

Bright pink

Bright pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF0080
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 0, 127)
HSV (h, s, v) (330°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Bright pink is a maximally saturated shade of pink that is another name for the color rose. At right is displayed the color bright pink.

In most Indo-European languages, the color that in English is called pink is called rosa; therefore, the color that is called rose in English is called bright rosa in most European and Latin American countries (using whatever adjective in a particular language means bright in that language).

Ultra pink

Ultra Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF6FFF
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 111, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (300°, 48%, 83%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color ultra pink.

This is a Crayola crayon color invented in 1972. In 1990 the name was changed in error to shocking pink; however, properly speaking, the name shocking pink should be reserved for only the original shocking pink invented by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1936 (shown below).

Shocking pink

Shocking pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FC0FC0
RGBB (r, g, b) (252, 15, 192)
HSV (h, s, v) (315°, 94%, 99%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Shocking pink (also called neon pink) is bold and intense. It takes its name from the shade used on the box of the perfume called Shocking,[13] designed by Leonor Fini for the Surrealist fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937. [14] This in turn was inspired by the Tête de Belier (Ram's Head), a 17.27ct pink diamond from Cartier owned by heiress Daisy Fellowes,[15] who was one of Schiaparelli's best clients.

Shocking pink kept its name in British English,[13] whereas in North America "This intense magenta was called shocking pink in the 1930s, hot pink in the 1950s, and kinky pink in the 1960s...[it] has appeared in the vanguard of more than one youth revolution...to some it sings, to others it screams". [16] This color is now again called "shocking pink" to distinguish it from the web color hot pink (shown above). Its appearance is more akin to magenta than it is to traditional pink. This color has always been popular among the avant-garde.

NHRA drag racer Shirley Muldowney was famous for driving a shocking pink dragster.

A bougainvillea with shocking pink flowers

On its way into the German language, shocking pink lost the "shocking" and is called only "Pink", while the English color "pink" is referred to as "Rosa". Meanwhile in Portuguese one of its nomenclatures arrived intact becoming "cor-de-rosa choque" ("shocking pink") used more frequently in Brazil. It's also called "çingene pembesi" (Gypsy pink) in Turkish.

References

  1. ^ a b c d X11 rgb.txt. XFree86. (February 1994). Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3C. (May 2003). Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
  3. ^ W3C. "SVG color Keywords, CSS3 color Module, W3C Candidate Recommendation 14 May 2003". http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/#svg-color. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #F9CCCA (Pale pink):
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #F4C2C2 (Baby pink):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Baby Pink: Page 25 Plate 1 Color Sample C8
  7. ^ Merkin, Daphne. "Gender Trouble", The New York Times Style Magazine, 12 March 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007.
  8. ^ Orenstein, Peggy. "What's Wrong With Cinderella?", The New York Times Magazine, 24 December 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007. Orenstein writes: "When colors were first introduced to the nursery in the early part of the 20th century, pink was considered the more masculine hue, a pastel version of red. Blue, with its intimations of the Virgin Mary, constancy and faithfulness, was thought to be dainty. Why or when that switched is not clear, but as late as the 1930s a significant percentage of adults in one national survey held to that split."
  9. ^ guardian.co.uk, The Power of Pink'. 12 December 2009.Guardian on the 'PinkStinks' campaign
  10. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 192; Color Sample of Cherry Blossom Pink: Page 31 Plate 4 Color Sample J4
  11. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 192; Color Sample of Carnation Pink: Page 31 Plate 4 Color Sample I4
  12. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #DEA5A4 (Pastel pink):
  13. ^ a b "Chic value", Daily Telegraph (London), 2003, 2003-10-24, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/10/24/baschiap20.xml, retrieved 2008-04-26 
  14. ^ [http://thisisthelastday.blogspot.com/2008/02/shocking-elsa.html Picture of Elsa Schiaparelli's Shocking Pink Perfume Container and information about it (go about 2/3 of the way down the web page):]
  15. ^ Owens, Mitchell (1997), "Jewelry That Gleams With Wicked Memories", New York Times, 1997-04-13, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D03E4DA173CF930A25757C0A961958260, retrieved 2008-04-26 
  16. ^ Varley, Helen, editor Color London:1980--Marshall Editions, Ltd. ISBN 0-89535-037-8 Page 139

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message