The color pink is a color that means many different things to people around the world. The color pink was first recorded back in the 17th century… see “History of the color pink“. In the US, the color is most commonly recognized as a female color along with being widely associated with breast cancer awareness.
From time to time I like to search and look around at the history of the color pink, see where it’s used and what different cultures and different parts of the world think about the color. Below, I’ve randomly included some of the things I’ve found most interesting.
If you find something interesting about the color pink, comment below. It could be a photo, product, cultural use or something totally off the wall. Share it with me and I’ll add it.
Colors in Culture – Here’s an interesting infographic that shows what colors mean in different colors. Click the image below to enlarge. You’ll notice pink in “Western/America” relates to children and femininity. To the Japanese it relates to children, erotic and healthy. Infographic via InformationisBeautiful.net
Jaipur City in India – Jaipur is known as the Pink City. It is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. According to Wikipedia… “In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh. Today, avenues remain painted in pink, provide a distinctive appearance to the city.”
Galápagos Pink Land Iguana (pictured below) is a species of lizard of the Iguanidae family. It is native only to northern Isabela Island of the Galápagos. The iguana has a pink body with some stripes, prompting some to call it a “pink iguana” or the “Galapagos rosy iguana”. The species was first discovered in 1986 and was identified as a separate species, distinct from the Galapagos land iguana, early in 2009. This species is the only evidence of ancient diversification along the Galápagos land iguana lineage and documents one of the oldest events of divergence ever recorded in the Galápagos. via Wikipedia.
Amazon river dolphin, also known as the Pink Dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin prevalent to the Orinoco, Amazon and Araguaia/Tocantins River systems of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. The brain of the river dolphin is 40% larger than a human brain. via Wikipedia.
Irish Pink Adoptions – Irish Pink Adoptions is a support group in Ireland for pink families. Irish Pink Adoptions defines a pink family as a relatively neutral umbrella term for the single gay men, single lesbians, or same-gender couples who intend to adopt, are in the process of adopting, or have adopted. It also covers adults born/raised in such families. The group welcomes the input of other people touched by adoption, especially people who were adopted as children and are now adults.
Darya-ye Noor – One of the largest pink diamonds in the world. Weighing in at an estimated 182 carats, it is currently part of the Iranian Crown Jewels.
Italy and the colorful city of Magenta – via Sensational Color
All about the Color Pink – a Squidoo lens from the owner of Sensational color that highlights some interesting thing about the color pink.
Do you have something interesting to add? Let me know in a comment below.