Different shades of pink

A lot of us think of hot pink, hot, dark pink and deep red as colors of intense attraction. But there are other shades of pink that can be very attractive. Shades of pink that lie in the middle of the color spectrum are called cool pink, warm pink and neutral pink.

Cool shades of pink are the ones that give a more cautionsome feeling when mixed with any other color. These are also the shades that normally appears on the other side of the color wheel from red to yellow. For example, the lightest shade of pink is fuchsia and this appears red, orange and yellow on top of the wheel. The middle shades of pink are either peach or beige and these give an impression of softness, warm pink or peach with a hint of red. The deepest shade of pink is magenta, which gives off the impression of sophistication.

Warm colors like orange, red and yellow can be easily accented with bright pink colors. To have a good palate, it is best to use a combination of these warm pink colors with the deeper, cooler shades of pink. This way, the feeling of softness and elegance is spread all over the palette and not just the middle range of colors. If there are still some blinks of lightness in the palette, add more of the cool shades of pink to balance everything out.

The third type of pink which is found in the middle range is the medium pink. It is used in clothing as well as accessories to create a balanced look between the hot pink and the darker shade of pink. It is therefore common to see the hot pink combined with the medium pink in the fashion industry as well. The warmest and coolest tones of pink should be used in this case and should form a well-balanced palate.

Pink dyes have been used from times immemorial and they were first developed in the late eighteen hundreds by Thomas Lee who introduced an acid dye known as “sallys” that gave rich, vivid hues. A century later, they were made popular by Mary Todd who used them in her eyes. In the early twenty-first century, the popularity of pink again increased when the French introduced their red dye known as red dyes. At the beginning of the new century, the combination of the hot pink with the dark pink was introduced and it gave birth to the variety of pink tints we know today.

In addition to using these dyes, there were also many ways in which these hues could be achieved. Some of them include but are not limited to: cold compression, hot compression, cold pressing and cold dip. All these different ways using different methods gave birth to various brilliant shades of pink such as: steel pink, hot pink, shocking pink, electric pink, neon pink, periwinkle pink, baby pink, fuchsia pink, yellow pink, mauve pink, and many more.

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