Made up of a combination of red and white, pink is not strictly a colour. It is a tinted shade of red. That has not stopped pink from taking on its own symbolism, especially now as a breast cancer awareness and support colour.
Young children are attracted to people wearing soft pink as this shade relates to a loving, caring, gentle nature. At the other end, hot pink combines fun and femininity with a hint of sensuality and suits those with a cool colouring. Between these two, salmon pink is the shade for those with a warm colouring.
Pink is a colour women relate to. So if you, as a male, are facing internal resistance to wearing this colour, consider a pattern that combines pink with blue (great on men with fair hair and blue or soft grey eyes). Women can see straight through men who do not feel comfortable or confident wearing a solid pink shirt or tie.
(Article sent to subscribers of ‘The Fashion Translator eZine’ on 10 August 2010. Click here to sign up for The Fashion Translator eZine.)