Today, pink is also the color of awareness and activism for specific causes, including breast cancer, women’s rights and the LGBTQ community.
Psychology of the Color Pink
As the mix between red’s passion and white’s purity, pink symbolizes love, nurture and compassion. It evokes feelings of comfort, warmth and hope. Pink is also a sign of good health with the phrase “in the pink.” It symbolizes success in the expression that “everything is rosy” and happiness with “tickled pink.”
Some studies suggest that pink environments stimulate calmness, so it has been used in prisons and hospitals. However, more recent findings indicate that pink does not affect aggression.
How Is Pink Dye Made?
Pink, as a lighter shade of red, has many of the same dye sources. Pink can be made from plants, like madder roots of the plant Rubia tinctorum, and woods like brazilwood. Today, most pink dye comes from cochineal, an insect from South America. Pink food coloring is created from Red Number 3 or 40.
Measuring the Color Pink
A spectrophotometer will determine whether your pink shade is consistently created in production processes. It measures color using sensors that separate transmitted and reflected light beams into component wavelengths. The data generated offers precise information about the pink shade.
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