Pink This article is about the color. For other uses, see Pink (disambiguation). Pink - Color coordinates - Hex triplet #FFCBDB RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 192, 203) CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (0, 25, 20, 0) HSV (h, s, v) (350┬░, 25└100É B: Normalized to (byte) H: Normalized to (hundred) Pink is a color made by mixing red and white and sometimes described as being a light red, but it is more accurately a bright undersaturated red. There are many different shades of this color.
"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.