Hot Pink

Hot pink is a shade that is between light pink and dark pink. Hot pink can be created by mixing red, blue and purple, after which color white should be added for achieving the desired brightness. The term is often used for describing colors magenta and fuchsia, but there are big differences between hot pink and these two colors. Unlike hot pink, magenta is a shade of purple, and it is defined as a reddish-purple color. Like hot pink, fuchsia is a combination of red and purple, but compared to hot pink, it represents a brighter hue of pink color. Colors that are similar to hot pink are pink and violet. The hex code for hot pink is #FF69B4.



RGB: (255,105,180)

CMYK: (0,59,29,0)

The history of hot pink

Color pink is not often seen in nature, which is why it was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century.

Even though it has been heard about since ancient times, color pink was not fashionable throughout the Middle Ages, but it was used for face painting during the Renaissance. During the 18th century, pastel colors became very popular in Europe, which is when color pink became well liked. While pink was the symbol of seduction in some artworks, in others, it represented childhood, innocence and tenderness. Unlike today, in the 19th century, pink was usually worn by boys due to its shade of pale red, which resembled the color of military uniforms. In 1953, Mamie Eisenhower, the wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, wore a pink dress to the US presidential inauguration. At that point, pink was starting to become associated with women and femininity. Later on, with development of innovative chemical dyes, shades of pink became more bolder and brighter.

The first written mention of the color hot pink is found in the 1849 issue of Bentley’s Miscellany, an English literature magazine: Then, never was seen living woman so gratuitously ill-dressed! One might have believed she had a sworn antipathy to pure colors, or becoming ’’cuts’’. Hot pink, mouldy blue, livid lilac, and diseased green: such were her preferences…

The color psychology of hot pink

Color pink is associated with femininity and youth. One of the reasons for that is that pink is the color that is usually worn by young girls. Being a pale shade of red, it is also related to tenderness and softness. It has a calming effect on people, and it suggests safety and vulnerability. Because of that, it is often used in hospitals. Pink is often mentioned in quotes when the goal is to describe an optimistic approach to life, which is why it is regarded as a color that stands for optimism.

According to color psychology, pink is a positive color that represents compassion and love. Color pink is a sign of hope, and it evokes comforting feelings. That is why it is a symbol of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People who favor color pink are emotional in character, affectionate and nurturing to vulnerable individuals. They are friendly, warm and soft, and in touch with their femininity. While they are usually methodical and organized, they can sometimes be flippant when the immature side of pink appears.

On the negative side, pink can sometimes be associated with immaturity and shallowness, and it can make one look week and silly. Pink can also be associated with passivity and inexperience. Besides that, it is sometimes linked to people who tend to be overly emotional and dramatic.

Being a youthful and electric color, hot pink evokes feelings of high energy and vibrancy, especially since it has become the symbol of punk movement. Because of that, it is now associated with rebellious attitude. Hot pink can be linked to confidence because it makes one stand out from the crowd. Hot pink radiates boldness and liveliness. Unlike lighter shades of pink, hot pink sways toward strength and sexuality.

The use of hot pink

Color pink can be used for home decor, especially for children’s bedrooms. When decorating other areas of your home, it can provide a rustic, or vintage vibe. For a more impactful statement, it can be combined with a material such as leather. It can also be used as an accent color to brighten a room (buying a pink piece of furniture, or pairing pink with some neutral colors).

Hot pink pairs well with black, white and lighter shades of pink. For a dramatic, ’’stand out from the crowd’’ look, combining it with yellow, purple and other bright, vivid colors would be a good choice. Hot pink has been a very trendy color in fashion in the last few years. It is viewed as a shade that is as tough as it is sweet. Hot pink makes an outfit pop, which is why it is a great choice for creating a certain impression.

Information about Hot Pink / #FF69B4

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #FF69B4 is made of 100% red, 41.2% green and 70.6% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #FF69B4 is made of 0% cyan, 59% magenta, 29% yellow and 0% black. Hot Pink has a hue angle of 330 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 70.6%.

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