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Colors associated with Easter

Pastel green is a somewhat rare color to see.
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Easter is a time of rebirth and new life. The coming of spring brings to mind warm weather and the births of baby animals like chicks and lambs. Easter is also the time of the Ester Bunny, egg coloring and family dinners. Of all the holidays it is regarded as being the cutest, largely because of the mass marketing of Easter icons that have created an entire line of kitschy Easter-related merchandise that can be found in practically any store.

Although images of the Easter Bunny and decorated eggs are most iconic of the Easter holiday, practically every bit of Easter merchandise contains pastel color hues. Whereas black and orange rule Halloween and red and green are synonymous with Christmas, Easter boasts a rainbow of pastel shades to its credit which makes it one of the most colorful holidays on the Christian calendar.

Easter is associated with new life which is synonymous with babies. Pastel colors are gentle and comforting and that color scheme association is partly why Easter is regarded as being such a kind and gentle holiday.

Below are some facts about the five pastel colors that are most associated with Easter.

Pastel Pink
Pastel Pink Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Pastel Pink

Pastel pink is a very light shade of pink that is sometimes called “baby pink.” It is made by mixing a little bit of regular pink with a lot of white. It is often associated with baby girls. Flowers, pigs and bubblegum are also noted for their light pink coloration.

Pastel Yellow
Pastel Yellow Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images

Pastel Yellow

Pastel yellow is sometimes called “mellow yellow.” It is created by mixing a little bit of classic yellow with a lot of white. Certain kinds of flowers and butter are noted for their natural pastel yellow coloring.

Pastel Green
Pastel Green Brad Barket/Getty Images

Pastel Green

Pastel green is sometimes called mint green. It is created by mixing a little bit of classic green with a lot of white. Pastel green is a somewhat unusual color that is not as frequently seen as the other pastels. Mint ice cream is noted for its pastel green coloration and in recent years the color has been seen in many products from the fashion industry, especially clothes.

Pastel Blue
Pastel Blue Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Pastel Blue

Pastel blue is sometimes called “baby blue” because of its strong association with baby boys. Pastel blue is created by mixing classic blue with a lot of white. Bluebells, the sky and certain kinds of birds and butterflies are known for their natural pastel blue coloration.

Pastel Purple
Pastel Purple Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Pastel Purple

Pastel purple is a very light shade of purple that is created by mixing classic purple with a lot of white. Pastel purple is sometimes called “lavender” since the color is associated with the plant lavender and lilac. Certain kinds of flowers and underwater sea urchins are known for their natural light purple coloration.