Sometimes colors are given certain names to make them more appealing. For example, more people are drawn to the term “mocha” over “brown”.
Each shade has an interesting name or history. Here are hues that begin with the letter p.
Pacific blue is a hue of cyan. It represents the color of the water in the Pacific Ocean.
Pakistan green is a dark shade of green. It is a dark green seen on the National Flag of Pakistan. A white crescent moon and star are seen near the middle of the flag, with a white stripe on the left.
Palatinate blue is a deep shade of blue. It can be seen on the Coat of Arms of the County of Durham. The blue stands out against the yellow on the coat of arms.
Pale blue is a very light tint of blue. It can mean transparency, classical, sleekness, or technology when used in advertising.
Pale brown is a general shade of brown. When used with branding, it can mean sincerity, cleanliness, something classic, and the home.
Pale gold is a medium shade of orange-yellow. Crayola crayons has been calling this hue gold since 1903. It is a main color of a Lithuanian basketball club called Lietkabelis Panevėžys.
Pale green is a bright hue of yellow and green mixed together. It is a web color for green.
Pale lavender is a very light version of lavender. It can mean water, trust, energy, and coldness when used for a company’s media.
Pale magenta is a light hue of magenta. It can also be called “light pink”. People may think about warmth, energy, softness, or limits when they see this color in branding.
Pale pink is a light yellow pink. It is a desaturated hue of the color pink.
Pale silver is a pale yellowish gray. It is known as silver in Crayola crayons, and has been used by the company since 1903.
Pale Spring Bud
Pale spring bud is a very light yellow-green hue. Crayola crayons calls this color spring green.
Palm leaf is a shade of green. It is used in design to encourage people to think about middle-ground, cleanliness, and the home.
Pansy purple is a deep purple-red. It is named after the pansy flower, which blooms flowers in this shade of purple. Pansy purple was first used as a color name in English in 1814.
Paolo Veronese Green
Paolo Veronese green is a strong green color. It is also known as transparent oxide of chromium. This green was first written down as a color term in English in the 1800s.
Papaya whip is a pale shade of yellow-orange. It symbolizes what mashed papayas and whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or yogurt combined would look like.
Paradise pink is a bold reddish pink hue. It is included on the color list for “Pantone Textile Paper exTended (TPX)”
Parchment is a light hue of yellow or brown. It represents the shade of parchment paper.
Paris green is a bright yellowish-green that comes from a pigment. It is an inorganic compound that is also known as emerald, Vienna, or Schewinfurt green. Paris green is toxic and has been used as an insecticide.
Parrot pink is a brownish-pink hue. It is used in media to invoke agriculture, something natural, or the outdoors.
Pastel blue is a light shade of blue. It can mean sincerity, being simplistic, or accessibility in design.
Pastel brown is a light shade of brown. It represents classical, grace, or travel when used with advertising materials.
Pastel gray is a light shade of gray. It makes people think about travel, simplicity, and sleekness when in advertisements for companies.
Pastel green is a medium-light hue of green. It represents a green used in pastels.
Pastel magenta is a light shade of pink. It is used to promote warmth, energy, softness or nurturing when in advertising materials for companies.
Pastel orange is a medium-light hue of brown. It also looks like a medium hue of orange.
Pastel pink is a medium hue of yellowish pink. It is a faded version of pink with some yellow mixed in.
Pastel purple is a light purplish gray. It is associated with wealth, royalty, anti-aging, and femininity when used with branding. It is usually not used with the home.
Pastel red is a light shade of red. It almost looks like a dark orange-red color.
Brand logos use this red to invoke survival, loudness, love, and impulsion in potential customers. Algolia is a brand that uses pastel red.
Pastel violet is a light shade of purple. It is used by brands to promote health care, wisdom, spirituality, and creativity.
Pastel yellow is a light hue of yellow. It is also known as a light yellow.
Will power, a sense of warmth, food, and attention-grabbing are thoughts consumers may have when seeing this color in a brand logo. Pastel yellow is usually not used with wealth and finance.
Patriarch is a deep purple that refers to a web color. It is halfway between red and blue. The first time patriarch was written down as a color name in English was 1925.
Payne’s gray is a grayish-blue color. It is a hue used to mix other colors in place of black. Payne’s gray is not as harsh as black, making it simpler to get the correct shade when mixed in with other colors.
It is named after William Payne, who was a watercolor painter in the late 18th century. Payne’s gray was first used as a color term in English in 1835.
Peach is a pale yellow. It is named after the inside of the peach fruit. The name peachy has also been used for this shade of yellow.
The hue was most likely made as a pastel palette to use in interior design. Peach was first used as a color word in English in 1588.
Pear is a pale chartreuse yellow shade. It looks similar to the color of the outside of Bartlett or Anjou pears. The hue can represent sweetness, juiciness, or satisfaction.
Pearl is a light off-white. It symbolizes the regular color of a pearl.
Pearl is a popular shade to use in interior design when an off-white is desired. It was first written down as a color term in English in 1604.
Peridot is a bright greenish-yellow. It is a shade of lime with some lemon.
This hue also symbolizes the color of the gemstone peridot. Peridot is the birthstone of August.
Periwinkle is a light purplish-blue. It is in the violet and blue family. The hue is named after the myrtle herb or periwinkle that blooms flowers in a similar shade.
Periwinkle is also known as lavender blue. It was first used as a color term in English in 1922.
Permanent Geranium Lake
Permanent Geranium Lake is a hue of red. It is used in marketing to promote restaurants, urgency, love, and safety. Trustpilot and Flipboard are two brands that used this hue.
Persian blue is a bright blue. It is named after Persian pottery with this shade of blue and tiles in palaces and mosques in the Middle East.
Persian blue symbolizes the shade of lapis lazuli, a mineral from Afghanistan and Iran. It was first used as a color term in English in 1669.
Persimmon is a bright reddish-orange color. It is close to the shade of the persimmon fruit. Persimmon was first written down as a color term in English in 1922.
Peru is a hue of orange, similar to the color of desert sand.
Petal is a light shade of pink.
Pewter blue is a medium-light hue of cyan-blue. It almost looks like a bluish-gray.
Philippine blue is a shade of blue seen on the top half of the flag of the Philippines.
Phlox is a bright hue of purple. It is also known as psychedelic purple.
It is named after the garden phlox, which blooms small flowers in a similar shade of purple. Phlox was first used as a color term in English in 1918.
Phthalo blue is a bright-blue synthetic pigment. It is commonly used in dyes and paints. This blue goes by many names, including thalo blue, monastral blue, Winsor blue, and helio blue.
Phthalo green is a man-made green pigment. The soft green powder is used in acrylic and oil-based artist paints, among other uses.
Picton blue is a shade of blue. It represents energy, trust, water, and coldness when used in media. The company Gogo uses this color in their branding.
Pictorial carmine is a vivid red. It is included in the Guide to Colorations, a Spanish color dictionary that was published in 2005.
Piggy pink is a pale hue of pink. It symbolizes the color seen on pink pigs.
The company Crayola made this color in 1998. It was originally known as pig pink.
Pine green is a dark hue of cyan. It represents the shade of green seen in pine trees.
Pine tree is a very dark shade of green and almost looks black.
Pineapple is a dark brown and is a web color.
Pink is a pale hue of red. It was first known as a color term in the late 17th century. Pink represents tenderness, romance, and femininity.
Pistachio is a medium-light hue of green. It represents the color of pistachio nuts.
Pixie powder is a dark shade of blue and magenta mixed together.
Platinum is a light grayish-white with a metallic tint. It looks close to the metal platinum.
Plum is a shade of reddish-brown that is light. It is close to the color of the fruit, plum.
Plump purple is a hue of blue and magenta mixed together.
Poison purple is a bluish-purple color.
Police blue is a dark shade of blue commonly seen on police uniforms.
Polished pine is a mixture of green and cyan. It also looks like a dark shade of mint.
Pomp And Power
Pomp and power is a medium shade of purple.
Portland orange is a bright reddish-orange. It is seen on cross walk signs in Canada and the United States.
Powder blue is a pale version of blue. It started being used as a color term in 1894.
Princess perfume is a light version of pink and magenta mixed together.
Princeton orange is a shade of orange. It is the orange used in the logo and other items to represent the University of Princeton.
Prune is a dark reddish-brown. It is also known as Persian plum.
Prussian blue is a dark blue pigment. It is known as the first recent synthetic pigment.
Psychedelic purple is a bright shade of purple and also goes by phlox.
Puce is a dark pink. It is the French word for flea. It was a popular color choice for clothing in France in the late 18th century.
Pumpkin is a shade of orange. It represents the color of pumpkins that grow on vines and that are popular during the fall season.
Purple is the color between red and blue. In art, it is the shade produced by mixing up equal parts of blue and red.
Purpureus is a bright purple. It is also known as purpura. It was first used as a color term in English in 1382.