"Pink" is a color often made by mixing red and white. This is sometimes described as being a light red, but it is more accurately a bright undersaturated red. Pink can also be used to describe other colors, including some more closely related to magenta than red, such as fuchsia and hot pink. There are many different shades of pink.
"Pink" was not a color word known to Shakespeare: it was invented in the 17th century to describe the light red flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus ''Dianthus'', possibly named from the "pinked" edges of their petals appearing to have been cut with pinking shears.
* Pink is used to describe a range of colors, from shades of red to the more popularly used shades comprised of both red and purple.
* While the west typically refers to adult films as "blue movies", in Japan these films are often called "Pink Movies". Associated with females and generally carries a connotation of feminine, innocent, childlike, or with other pastels as spring or flowers. Cherry blossoms tend to show pink so this relation may be hinted at as well in anime. Pink also carries a connotation of sexuality in Japan. This may be because of pink's associa...