Shades of pink

The following is a summary of the use of capital punishment by country. Globally, of the 195 United Nations states, 55 countries retain capital punishment, 104 countries have completely abolished it de jure for all crimes, eight have abolished it for ordinary crimes (while maintaining it for special circumstances such as war crimes) and 28 are abolitionist in practice.


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.


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #13-2010 TPX—Orchid Pink.


Mexican pink is a color that is used in clothing such as serapes and in the craft and fine art of traditional Mexican culture.


Mountbatten pink, also called Plymouth pink, is a naval camouflage color, a grayish tone of mauve, invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy in autumn 1940 during World War II.



Ultra pink is a Crayola crayon color formulated 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 formulated by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937 (shown below).


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #17-2033 TPX—Fandango Pink.


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


The color name New York pink for this dark tone of pink has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


On its way into the German language, shocking pink lost the "shocking" and is called only "Pink"; the color that is called "pink" in English is called "rosa" in German as it is in most other Indo-European languages. A similar situation happens in Portuguese, but its nomenclature may also arrive intact, becoming "rosa-choque" ("shocking pink"). Brazilians may also call all darker and hot tones of pink "rosa-pink."


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.


The first recorded use of baby pink as a color name in English was in 1928.In Western culture, baby pink is used to symbolize baby girls just as baby blue is often used to symbolize baby boys. (BUT see also the section Pink in gender in the main article on pink.)


This pinkish tone of lavender, displayed at right, is the color designated as lavender in the list of Crayola crayon colors.


Mexican pink became known as such through the efforts of the journalist, painter, cartoonist and designer fashion Ramón Valdiosera in the mid-1940s.


At right is displayed the color French pink, which is the tone of pink that is called pink (French: rose) in the Pourpre.com color list, a color list widely popular in France.


The color name pink lace for this pale tone of rose pink has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


Shocking pink is bold and intense. It takes its name from the tone of pink used in the lettering on the box of the perfume called Shocking, designed by Leonor Fini for the Surrealist fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937. The color shown at right matches the color of the lettering on the original box.


The color name solid pink for this extremely dark tone of pink has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended (TCX)" color list, color #13-2802 TCX—Fairy Tale.


The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers."Charm pink" is a medium roseish tone of pink that is used in interior design.


Spanish pink is the color that is called Rosa (the Spanish word for "pink") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and


For more detailed information about this color, see the Spanish Wikipedia article on this color, which is called in Spanish rosa mexicano.


Pantone 219C is the color used by Mattel's Barbie in logos, packaging, and promotional materials.The hexcode of Pantone 219C is #DA1884.


The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.


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 light pink.



The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.


The first recorded use of Congo pink as a color name in English was in 1912."Congo pink" is an orangeish tone of pink.


Cherry blossom pink colored shirts are often worn to work on 15 September (a day a few days before the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere) to celebrate "Cherry Blossom Day" in Brisbane, Australia.


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, who was one of Schiaparelli's best clients.


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #12-1107 TPX—Champagne 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).


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended (TCX)" color list, color #13-1404 TCX—Pale Dogwood.



The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #17-2625 TPX—Super Pink.


The color coral pink is displayed at right, a pinkish color.The complementary color of coral pink is teal. The first recorded use of coral pink as a color name in English was in 1892.


Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.


The color amaranth pink is displayed at right. This color is a representation of the color of pink amaranth flowers.


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


Baker-Miller Pink is a tone of pink that was originally created by mixing one gallon of pure white indoor latex paint with one pint of red trim semi-gloss outdoor paint. It is named for the two U.S. Navy officers who first experimented with its use in 1979 at the Naval Correctional Facility in Seattle, Washington at the behest of researcher Alexander Schauss. The color is also known as Schauss pink, after Alexander Schauss' extensive research into the effects of the color on emotions and hormones, as well as P-618 and Drunk-Tank Pink.Results of the use of this color to paint the interiors of correctional institutions has been mixed. Some prisoners have been calmed by the color, but others have been agitated and disturbed by it.


Displayed at right is the color carnation pink. Carnation pink is a color that resembles the flower color of a carnation plant. The color as displayed here was formulated by Crayola in 1903, and appears in Crayola's boxes of 16, 24, 32, 48, 64 and 96 colors.



Displayed at the right is the color Fairy Tale, a soft pink color resembling typical fairy outfits in fiction.


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #17-1755 TPX—Paradise Pink.


The first recorded use of tango pink as a color name in English was in 1925.The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.



The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.


The color tickle me pink was formulated by Crayola in 1993. The name was created by Joslyn Davis when she won a Crayola competition.


Shocking pink kept its name in British English, 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". This color is now again called "shocking pink" to distinguish it from the web color hot pink (shown above).


Chilean pink color is a shade of Chilean pink flower (Lapageria r. specie), resembling light pale red-orange, pale vermilion nuance.


The color steel pink was introduced by Crayola in January 2011, when the Ultra Hot and Super Cool set of Crayola colored pencils was fully introduced.


The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #14-3207 TPX—Pink Lavender.