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Pink versus Blue: Does Gender Really Affect Color Preference?
Transcript of Pink versus Blue: Does Gender Really Affect Color Preference?
Does Gender Really Affect Color Preference? Ariel Brown
Ms. Earnest's 6th Period Class Boys at a Younger Age Do Girls Really Like Pink? Do Boys Really Like Blue? As an Adult Girls at a Younger Age Adolescence As an Adult There's a lot of controversy over whether boys are told to like blue and not pink or if there really is a male preference towards this color. Studies show that if you ask a child under the age of two, they really do not have a color preference but tend to move towards the pinker tones. Then why do we decorate baby rooms based on colors such as blue and pink? "Originally, pink was designated for boys, as it was thought to be the stronger color. In Christian tradition, red was associated as male, and its ‘little’ sibling pink was used for boys. Blue was associated the Virgin Mary and therefore considered feminine."* Afterward men's uniforms were dressed with blue and this inspired the thoughts on color we use today.
*http://hueconsulting.blogspot.com/2007/03/why-is-blue-for-boys-and-pink-for-girls.html Adolescence At this age the majority of boys do like blue. Some scientists say this is because they are told to like blue by society, while others say it is natural. Studies show that boys do not have the preference to pink, unlike the girls. When tested, though, boys do choose blues with pink and lilac undertones. Men are now seen wearing pink in shirts and other clothing. They still do not have a preference for pink, but instead like blue green and black. Girls usually do have a preference for pink shades, but there is still a disagreement over whether they truly do like pink, and it's embedded in their genes, or whether it's a stereotype, and girls are forced by society. Both could be true. Girls' toys are usually draped with pink, and this may be a cause. Their baby rooms are usually clothed in pink, too, whereas a boy's baby room could be yellow, green, or blue. Little girls are also known to base everything around a favorite color, and it usually changes over the years. When older, girls usually tend to explore other 'favorite colors', but still base them around a girl's color stereotype. They do look at other colors and begin to lift their stereotype of blue being a boy's color. Women still stick around redder-based hues, but will tend to like blue a lot more. They completely lift the stereotype on different colors being gender-associated. The World's Most Popular Color: 40% of the World Likes Blue! Interesting Facts About Color Stereotypes http://blog.kissmetrics.com/gender-and-color/?wide=1 For interesting facts and research found visit this website: