Pink is an undeniably positive color. From the soft tones of pastel pink and baby pink to the rich hues of coral and Indian red, almost any shade of this color is bound to lift your mood. Here are some of the many shades of pink that exist, and that may inspire you in your next creative project.
Watermelon is a warm, medium to dark pink that strongly resembles the color of the inside of a watermelon. This color is also sometimes classified as a red.
RGB 252, 108, 133
Flamingo is a light to medium pink that is a little cooler in tone than salmon. This shade is somewhat reminiscent of a flamingo’s feathers.
RGB 252, 142, 172
Coral is a warm, medium pink that resembles the shade of some sea corals. The term is thought to have first been used for a shade of pink in the 1500’s.
RGB 248, 131, 121
Salmon is a light to medium pink that somewhat represents the color of a wild salmon’s flesh. This shade of pink is a little warmer than flamingo but cooler than coral.
RGB 255, 153, 153
Pastel pink is a very pale, cool pink, often classified as an “Easter color.” It is lighter in tone than both light pink and baby pink.
RGB 255, 209, 220
Light pink is a soft, pale shade of pink traditionally dubbed a “little girl’s color.” It is a little darker and warmer in hue than pastel pink.
RGB 255, 182, 193
Cherry blossom is a light shade of pink resembling the blossoms of a cherry tree. Cherry blossom is very similar to the light, baby and pastel pinks.
RGB 255, 183, 197
Bubblegum is a light shade of pink much like the color of a traditional gumball. Bubblegum is a little darker and cooler in tone than baby pink.
RGB 255, 193, 204
Baby pink is a light shade of pink falling between pastel and light pink. Baby pink is traditionally thought of as a color best suited for baby girls.
RGB 244, 194, 194
Dark pink is a medium to dark shade of pink. With warm overtones and cool undertones, dark pink can compliment other colors in both fields.
RGB 231, 84, 128
Bright pink is a vibrant, rich pink color that is a little lighter and cooler than neon pink and warmer and brighter than dark pink.
RGB 255, 0, 127
Rouge is a dark, dusky purplish pink hue that can also be classified as a red or purple. It can be compared to a very dark shade of blush.
RGB 169, 64, 100
Neon pink is a dark, reddish shade of pink that somewhat resembles the dusky pinks often seen at the end of a sunset.
RGB 255, 110, 199
Blush is a medium, dusty pink reminiscent of a very common shade of pressed powder makeup known by the same name. It is cooler than dark pink and paler than rouge.
RGB 222, 93, 131
Fuchsia is a medium purplish pink with warm undertones. The color is named after the fuchsia flower.
RGB 193, 84, 193
Mauve is a light, very cool shade of pink that is sometimes also classified as a purple. It can also be described as a pale, dusty violet.
RGB 224, 176, 255
Orchid is a medium purplish pink color reminiscent of the pinkish purple flowers of the same name. It is darker in hue than mauve.
RGB 218, 112, 214
Magenta is a dark but bright pink with a purplish tone. Magenta can also be described as a brighter shade of orchid.
RGB 255, 0, 255
Hot pink is a warm, bright medium pink that might be compared to a darker shade of bubblegum pink.
RGB 255, 105, 180
Carnation is a soft, light to medium pink that resembles the hue of a pink carnation flower. It is similar to but darker than baby pink.
RGB 255, 166, 201
Tulip pink is a warm, medium shade of pink with a strong similarity to coral or salmon. It is meant to represent the color of a pink tulip flower.
RGB 255, 142, 142
Tea rose is a light shade of pink that is similar to baby pink but with a cooler undertone. Tea rose resembles the color of a variety of wild roses by the same name.
RGB 244, 194, 194
Cotton candy is a pale, cool shade of pink similar to light pink or pastel pink. Cotton candy pink is close to the color of the sugary fairground treat known by the same name.
RGB 255, 188, 217
Cameo pink is a muted, dusky shade of purplish pink named for the pink backgrounds on old cameo jewelry. Cameo pink also resembles the inside of conch shells.
RGB 239, 187, 204
French pink is a light to medium color of pink with warm, bright overtones. It’s similar to, but lighter in shade than cherry pink.
RGB 246, 74, 138
Strawberry is a light to medium shade of pink with red undertones. It is similar in color to an under ripe strawberry.
RGB 232, 136, 138
Persian pink is a medium, soft shade of pink with similarities to orchid and French pink.
RGB 247, 127, 190
New York Pink
New York pink is a warm, medium pink that resembles a darker version of strawberry.
New York pink
RGB 221, 131, 116
Indian red is a medium to dark but muted shade of pink that can also be classified as a red. With tones of mauve and coral, Indian red coordinates with both warm and cool colors.
RGB 205, 92, 92
Munsell red is another pink you’ll find in the red family. With a rich, saturated bright hue, Munsell red resembles the color of a pink Gerbera daisy.
RGB 242, 0, 60
Cardinal is a deep, reddish pink shade that can be compared to dark pink or neon pink. It can also be classified among the reds.
RGB 196, 30, 58
Crayola red is a medium to dark pink that is bright and rich in tone. Although named as a red, it is comparable to bright pink, dark pink or neon pink.
RGB 238, 32, 77
Although the name suggests a red, this particular representation of crimson is like a deep, saturated dark pink.
RGB 220, 20, 60
Ruby is a medium darkish pink shade that is brighter than dark pink but not as warm in tone as neon. This version of the color ruby is more pink and less purplish in tone as a ruby gemstone.
RGB 224, 17, 95
Redwood is a dusky, brownish pink with lilac undertones. Redwood could be compared to a darker, browner shade of Indian red.
RGB 164, 90, 82
Rusty red, contrary to the name, is in fact a warm, dark pink hue. Rusty red has some coral-like undertones and can be compared to a warmer shade of dark pink.
RGB 218, 44, 67
Amaranth is a rich, medium to dark pink. This shade of pink is similar to dark pink but with some warmer overtones.
RGB 229, 43, 80
Bright maroon is a dark, reddish pink color with some hints of warm purple. Similar to a dark magenta, bright maroon is also sometimes classified as a red.
RGB 195, 33, 72
Burnt Sienna is often classified as an orange, but this version of the color very much represents a warm, salmon-like pink hue with hints of tangerine.
RGB 233, 116, 81
Candy pink is a deep pink with rich undertones of red and hints of purple. It can be compared to a soft dark pink.
RGB 228, 113, 122
Cherry pink is a medium, bright pink with a warm, reddish hue. This color is lighter and pinker than the cherry fruit, but it carries some of the same tones.
RGB 222, 49, 99
Chestnut is a warm but dusky shade of medium to dark pink with brownish undertones. Far pinker than a real chestnut, this shade is similar to a darker, dustier version of dark pink.
RGB 205, 92, 92
Dark coral is a shade of pink that is similar to coral, but, as the name suggests, is darker in hue. Dark coral can also be compared to a warmer version of chestnut.
RGB 205, 91, 69
Dark Pastel Red
Dark pastel red is a dark, orangey-red pink shade that can also be classified as a red. Dark pastel red has a similarity to tomato red, but with distinctly dusky pink undertones.
Dark pastel red
RGB 194, 59, 34
Dark Terra Cotta
Dark terra cotta is a medium, dusty pink similar in tone to traditional terra cotta flower pots, but with a more pinkish hue than the orange pots usually associated with the name.
Dark Terra cotta
RGB 204, 78, 92
Dark salmon is a peachy, pink shade that is warmer than salmon. This darker shade of salmon could also fall into the orange family.
RGB 233, 150, 122
Lemonade is a soft, pale pink similar to pastel pink but even paler in tone. Lemonade pink is meant to represent the translucent light pink shade of the drink by the same name.
RGB 242, 219, 231
Peach is a soft, pale orangey pink shade reminiscent of the color of the outside of a peach fruit. Peach can be classified as either a pink or orange color.
RGB 250, 209, 175
Crepe is a warm, light to medium shade of pink similar to, but lighter than strawberry. Crepe is far more pink in hue than the off-white to yellowy-tan color generally associated with a crepe pastry.
RGB 248, 152, 131
Shades of Pink Color
As you can see, there is a nearly unlimited range of different shades of pink to choose from. Whether you’re looking for warm shades or cool shades, or you want something closer to purple or closer to red, there is a variety of the color pink to suit every personality and mood.