Colour psychology suggests that different colours can have an impact on our moods, feelings, and even behaviors. The colour pink, for example, is thought to be a calming colour associated with love, kindness, and femininity.

Many people immediately associate the colour with all things girly. It might also bring to mind romance and holidays, such as Valentine’s Day. Some shades of pale pink are described as relaxing, while very bright, vibrant hues can be stimulating or even aggravating.

Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. The colour pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.

Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful, and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle, loving energy.

Pink can signify good health, being ‘in the pink,’ and success as in ‘everything’s rosy.’

The colour pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. It is the colour of uncomplicated emotions, inexperience, and naiveté. The constant and exclusive use of pink can often lead you to become immature, silly and girlish, abandoning your adult responsibilities.


Combining pink with other darker colours such as dark blue, dark green, black or grey, adds strength and sophistication to pink.

In colour psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive colour inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.

Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment, and neglect.

Positive and Negative Traits

  • Positive keywords include: unconditional and romantic love, compassion and understanding, nurturing, romance, warmth, hope, calming, sweetness, naiveté, feminine and intuitive energy.
  • Negative keywords include: being physically weak, over-emotional and over-cautious, having emotional neediness or unrealistic expectations, being naive, immature and girlish, lack of will power and lack of self-worth.

Effects of the Colour Pink

  • Calming: Pink calms our emotional energies.
  • Non-threatening: Pink lacks any aggression or anger, although the deeper pinks can be more assertive and confident.
  • Affectionate: Pink offers warmth and tenderness to friends and family.
  • Caring: Sensitivity and tender loving care relate to pink’s feminine and intuitive energies.

Get all Boss Babe in a pink trouser suit.
Pink is a favourite colour of many fashionistas, but it can be challenging to know how to incorporate it into your look well.

Recently, though, it has become very trendy, showing up in clothing and accessories. If you love pink, go for it!

But take the time to figure out how to wear pink and choose a flattering hue without it looking overwhelming on you, choose the correct pink for your skin tone.

Top Tip, remember to look in the mirror and ask yourself, ” are you wearing the colour or is the colour wearing you?”


How to Wear Pink Like a Grownup

CG advises “Go for a shade of pink that will enhance and flatter your skin tone.”

If you have darker skin and hair, stronger pinks will be most flattering for your skin. If you have fair hair and complexion, pale colours will be the right choice.

If you are somewhere in the middle, you can probably get away with just about any pink, but try to choose shades that are meduim depth and tone – not too light and not too bold.

If you notice that you are getting lots of compliments when you wear a particular shade of pink, you’ve probably found your best match.

Let pink lipstick brighten your smile.

Have some fun without overcommitting to the colour!


Splurge on a pink statement piece for instant style

Choosing a statement piece, such as a coat, shirt, a nice pair of pink trousers, or even a pink shoes will look great if you pair it with a more neutral colour like white, black, or khaki.

Or Wear pink with some neutral colours. Pink looks great, but it can sometimes be difficult to pair it with other colours.

Choose paler pinks for elegance, For example, wearing a light pink jacket with a white dress or skirt will look mature and elegant.

Pair pinks with contrasting colours. 

While wearing pink with neutral colours is great when you want to look refined and elegant, pairing pink with a different colour can look great for a night out on the town.

For example, colours such as silver (only if you suit cool tones for your skin). Orange and yellow all contrast with warm-toned pink without clashing.

Pink plus black is a can’t-miss duo. If you want to create a more dramatic look, pick a brighter, more bold shade of pink, pop a black leather jacket on top of a hot pink outfit.

But have you thought If you wear a pink outfit, try accessorizing with different colours? Gold, red, brown, and cream all look great with pink.

Interested in having a colour analysis?

Did you know that you can change your whole look and the way you feel by wearing the colours that REALLY suit you. Too often we buy on impulse because we’re seduced by a gorgeous colour (that looks terrific on a model or even a mannequin), but it doesn’t necessarily look good on us.

Wearing the wrong colours can make you look OLDER, can make you look WASHED OUT, can make you feel UNCOMFORTABLE.

A colour analysis by Claire will put a stop to that and save you a fortune in impulse buying. By understanding which colours are your right colours means you will have a wardrobe that instantly works for you.

Claire is a qualified Colour Analyst and she can also advise you on your hair and makeup.  So why not come out of Lockdown with a new look and feel great about yourself.

Click this link to learn more about colour analysis and book an appointment today.