Besides flowers, can you name other pink things in nature? Like animals or foods? Today’s article will provide you with a list of 101 things that are pink in nature.
Pink is an incredibly positive color that charms with ease. Let’s put its social connotations aside and talk about how often it comes up in nature.
After all, how many pink animals do you know?
For that reason, we’ve listed 101 things that are naturally pink—so no artificial alterations.
Also, this article is divided into a visual representation of naturally pink things, followed by a list of pink plants, foods, and animals.
We hope you enjoy it!
What Is Associated With Pink?
Pink is associated with unconditional, romantic love. This nurturing color is calming and energizing at the same time.
Nowadays, it is considered a feminine color in Western societies, but the pink and blue usage as gender signifiers is quite recent. Before WWII, pink was a boy’s color.
Pink is also the second-most common favorite color for young girls, after blue.
A Visual List of Things That Are Pink
Here’s the list of animals, foods, plants, and other things that are pink.
1. Pink Diamond
Pink Diamond: The pink diamond is a gemstone that ranges from brown-pink to purple-pink. The more intense the color, the rarer and more expensive the stone is.
2. Lake Hillier
Lake Hillier: Lake Hillier has vibrant pink water and is located in Australia. Its color is the result of an organism called Dunaliella salina.
3. Pink Fluorite
Pink fluorite: Among one of the rarest gemstones and pink things to find, pink fluorite is a gemstone with properties to calm.
4. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz: A pink gemstone that is a symbol of universal love, also one of those rare pink things in nature that restores trust and harmony in relationships.
5. Rhodolite Garnet
Rhodolite Garnet: Rhodolite garnet is a rose to red gemstone that is mostly found in the Mozambique belt as well as Brazil, India, and United States.
Tongue: A healthy tongue, at least in humans, is pink with a thin whitish coating. However, a tongue may turn red, purple, yellow, or even black.
7. Pink Sapphire
Pink Sapphire: A pink sapphire is a light-colored gemstone that exudes femininity and is often chosen for engagement rings in recent years.
Morganite: Morganite is a gemstone that has a pink to peach-pink color and is often used to attract healing, reassurance, and compassion.
9. Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline: Pink tourmalines can vary from pale pink to hot pink. It is considered the stone of love and emotional healing.
10. Pink Spinel
Pink Spinel: This pink thing in nature is fairly rare, but its price is reasonable. Pink spinels can be found in Myanmar, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.
11. Pink Rhodochrosite
Pink Rhodochrosite: It is typically rose-red with white strips. This pink gemstone is one of the official symbols of Argentina.
12. Pink Smithsonite
Pink Smithsonite: Often associated with the heart chakra, this gemstone is believed to have many calming properties.
Lotus: An aquatic plant and one of those pink things colorful from the family Nelumbonaceae.
14. Pink Carnation
Pink carnation: A herbaceous perennial plant with pink flowers and comes from a species of Dianthus.
15. Pink Camellia
Pink Camellia: Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. From India to Japan, they can be found in many different colors including white through pinkish tones as well yellow ones only seen on rare occasions in South China and Vietnam.
16. Pink Magnolia
Pink Magnolia: Magnolias have a long history of being used in the decoration and landscaping industries. The bowl-shaped or star-shaped flowers may appear before the leaves in the spring when it’s just starting to get warm outside!
17. Pink Rose
Pink rose: Among the pink and beautiful things is this woody perennial plant from the genus rosa family.
18. Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossom: A pink flower from a tree that produces small edible and unpalatable fruits.
19. Pink Chinese Cedar
Pink Chinese cedar: Among the things that are pink and deciduous is this tall tree that produces pink leaves and fruit in a capsule.
Tulip: This colorful flower comes from the genus perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes.
Azalea: This plant comes from a genus of shrubs having pink flowers and one of those things that are pink and originally from Asia.
Begonia: A genus of perennial pink flowers and one of those pink things native to tropical and subtropical climates.
23. Butterfly Bush Pink Delight
Butterfly Bush Pink Delight: A pink shrub originating from the Netherlands and considered among the best colored flowered varieties.
24. Calla Lily
Calla Lily: A plant species from the family Araceae and native to southern Africa with colorful flower varieties, e.g., pink, white, etc.
Chrysanthemum: Flowering plants native to northeastern Europe and East Asia and has pink, white, yellow flowers.
26. Pink Hibiscus
Pink hibiscus: This plant is a genus of flowering plants and one of those beautiful Pink things in nature, precisely from a tropical climate.
Hydrangea: A colorful plant native to Asia and the Americas and comes either deciduous or evergreen.
Clematis: Also known as traveler’s joy, clematis is a flower native to Asia within the buttercup family. Further out, this flower is usually found in temperate regions in the northern hemisphere, rarely in the tropics.
29. Carambola Flower
Carambola Flower: Carambola, star fruit, and five-corner’s flowers are pinkish small flowers with white edges. Its fruits are edible and the tree is cultivated in tropical and semitropical regions.
Meadowsweet: A perennial herb belonging to the Rosaceae family found in damp meadows. Meadowsweet can be white or pink and it reaches a height of up to 5 feet.
Orchid: A colorful family of flowering plants with various lovely colors, e.g., pink, blue, purple, etc.
Peony: This plant belongs to the deciduous perennial scrubs or herbs and has flower colors ranging from pink, white, red, and yellow.
Primrose: This is another beautiful flowering plant with scented flowers in pink and other colors.
Rocktrumpet: A genus of tropical and subtropical vines originally from Brazil and comes in pink and various other colors.
Snapdragon: This plant has pink flowers that resemble the face of a dragon that opens its mouth when squeezed.
36. Panama Queen
Panama Queen: The Panama Queen is a shrub with an unusual color combination of pink and orange flowers. Flower spikes emerge from the growing tips, which have coral-colored bracts that protrude towards you when in bloom time – it’s quite captivating!
37. Canterbury Bells
Canterbury Bells: The Canterbury bells plant is a biennial plant that grows to about two feet tall. The flowers are large and showy, making them perfect for a garden or flower bed! They come in many colors including white, pink, or purple blossom. You can use it anywhere from your front walkway all the way back-end of the patio.
Stargazer: One of those beautiful things that are pink is the hybrid lily that typically grows at a fast rate.
Zinnia: A genus from the sunflower family and a native to North America, this flower has colorful petals.
Cosmos: They are herbaceous perennial plants with colorful flowers having simple leaves arranged in opposite pairs.
41. Pink Delphinium
Pink delphinium: This colorful garden flower has the deepest pink tone with deeply lobed leaves.
42. Pink Poppy
Pink Poppy: Poppy’s flowers range in color from white to purple and any shade of red or pink in between.
Dahlia: A genus of bushy perennial plants has pink colors native to Mexico and Central America.
Radish: An edible pink root vegetable from the family Brassicaceae, originally from Asia.
45. Natal Plum
Natal plum: A shrub from native south Africa that produces pink fruits that are edible and useful in jelly manufacturing.
Raspberry: Raspberry is the edible fruit of the plant with the same name. This fruit’s color ranges from bright red and rose-red to black and purple.
Guava: Guava is a tree native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. They have a fruity, sweet fragrance, comparable to lemon rind but less sharp. The outer skin may be rough and bitter or soft and sweet. The skin can be green, yellow, or maroon, while the pulp inside may be sweet or sour and have an off-white to deep pink color.
Turnip: This root vegetable mostly known in temperate climates has white skin with a purplish to pinkish-red color where the sun has hit. The flesh inside is entirely white.
49. Pink Pumpkin
Pink Pumpkin: Pink pumpkins are a hybrid species of vegetable specially developed to support breast cancer research. It’s quite an unusual pumpkin color, but it can be used for cooking and decoration.
50. Mandacaru Fruit
Mandacaru fruit: A Brazilian evergreen plant that produces pink tasty fruits containing white flesh rich in starch.
Lychee: A tropical tree native to southeastern china that produces small rounded pink fruits having white flesh.
Rhubarb: Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks in the family Polygonaceae, which are cooked and used for food. They have a strong, tart taste, and their color can vary from crimson red to light pink or green.
Riberry: An Australian native, medium-sized coastal rainforest tree that’s 30 meters high and 90cm in diameter.
54. Pink Radicchio
Pink Radicchio: With pastel pink leaves, pink radicchio is the least bitter chicory cousin which makes not only delicious but equally beautiful salads.
55. Banana Squash
Banana Squash: Banana squash gets its name from its oblong proportions, and it can have a pale yellow to light pink color.
56. Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Salt: Pink Himalayan salt is a type of salt that’s naturally pink and mined near the Himalayas in Pakistan. Some people believe it can improve respiratory diseases and reduce signs of aging.
57. Pink Pineapple
Pink Pineapple: These rose-tint fruits are hybrids with extra sweet pink flesh. The original yellow plant is native to Brazil.
58. Bell Fruit
Bell Fruit: This small bell shade fruit can be pink or white. Bell fruits taste sweet, watery, and mild. The plant is native to Malaysia, New Guinea, and Queensland.
Dragonfruit: This plant is originally from northern South America, and the cetacean family produces edible pink fruits.
60. Pink Katydid
Pink Katydid: As a result of a genetic mutation, this bug has a rare pink color.
61. Pink Robin
Pink Robin: Originally from southeastern Australia, this cute robin has a pink-colored chest.
62. Guppy Fish
Guppy Fish: This cute fish is native to South America and is available in a variety of colors, including pink and blue. Some fish might have only one color, others two. Also, males tend to have more vibrant colors than females.
63. Pink Orchid Mantis
Pink Orchid Mantis: This colorful pink insect is perfect for camouflaging and mimicking an orchid flower. It’s native to southeast Asia and is carnivorous.
64. Amazon River Dolphin
Amazon River Dolphin: Classified in the family Iniidae, this pink dolphin hails from the Amazon River and is considered one of the most important animals in Brazil.
Flamingo: It is a beautiful pink, wading bird that belongs to the family Phoenicopteridae and is distributed globally.
66. Argentine Pink Shrimp
Argentine Pink Shrimp: With a vibrant reddish-pink hue, this shrimp is one of the sweetest types in the whole world and has a tender texture.
67. Pink-Headed Fruit Dove
Pink-Headed Fruit-Dove: Native to Indonesia, the male dove has a purple-pink head, neck, and throat, while the rest of its body is green to gray. Pink-headed fruit dove feeds mostly on figs and small fruits it can find in the forest canopy.
68. Queen Conch
Queen Conch: The queen conch refers to both the large, marine mollusk and its shell alone. They live in shallow, warm waters on coral reefs or seagrass beds. A queen conch grows as the mollusk grows, forming into a spiral shape with a glossy pink or orange interior.
69. Purple Harlequin Toad
Purple Harlequin Toad: Popularly known as the purple fluorescent frog, this species of toad in the family Bufonidae is endemic to central French Guiana. Its color ranges from neon purple and black to brownish-green and pink.
70. Southern Carmine Bee-Eater
Southern Carmine Bee-Eater: Endemic to sub-equatorial Africa, this passerine is richly colored with a carmine-pink body, teal-blue head and tail. and black bill.
71. Bald Uakari Monkey
Bald Uakari Monkey: The bald Uakari has a rather distinctive appearance among most Amazon Rainforest monkeys. It has a broad flat face that’s red with an extremely short tail. These primates are highly social and among the monkeys in Brazil that usually stay in groups of between 10 to 30, and at times in units of up to 100.
72. Rosy Maple Moth
Rosy Maple Moth: Native to North America, this happily colored moth has a pink and yellow body and has a wingspan of 1.25-2 inches.
73. Pink Starfish
Pink Starfish: This beautiful marine animal is a species of sea star found in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
74. Pink-Browed Rosefinch
Pink-Browed Rosefinch: This bird is native to Asia and can be found in Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tibet. It has a bright raspberry pink body and head and brownish wings.
75. Web Footed Gecko
Web Footed Gecko: The ghostly web footed gecko is almost translucent with a pale, pinkish undertone. It is native to the Namib Desert, one of the largest deserts in the world.
76. Pygmy Seahorse
Pygmy Seahorse: This tiny sea creature is pink in color with a fused jaw that typically sucks food into their tubular mouths.
Axolotl: Originally from Mexico’s lakes, this amphibian can turn into various colors that include pale pink when mutated. It’s one of the cutest pink things in nature.
78. Pink Skunk Clownfish
Pink Skunk Clownfish: With a pink to peach-colored body, the pink anemonefish has a white stripe along the dorsal ridge and another stripe on both sides of the head. This pink fish can reach up to 7.1 inches.
79. Pink Sea Urchins
Pink Sea Urchins: The pink sea urchin is native to southern Australia, including Tasmania island. It’s small, delicate, and can be pink, red, orange, or yellow.
80. Pink Murex
Pink Murex: Native to the western coast of Mexico to Peru, this sea snail is strong and has a narrow, curved siphonal canal. It is usually pink inside and whitish-gray to salmon outside.
81. Pink Manta Ray
Pink Manta Ray: Extremely rare and gracious, this pink manta ray was found in Australia in 2016. After research, scientists came to the conclusion its color is due to a genetic mutation in a protein that expresses the pigment melanin.
82. Galah Cockatoo
Galah Cockatoo: This pink and grey bird is found in Australia and is the only species that belongs to the cockatoo family’s genus, Eolophus.
83. Pink Betta Fish
Pink Betta Fish: Bettas are fish that can be almost any color of the rainbow and beyond, including many shades of pink.
84. Pink-Banded Sister
Pink-Banded Sister: Found from Mexico to Brazil, the pink-banded sister is a beautiful butterfly with deep brown to black wings and pink bands on its wings. This combination of butterfly colors is more common than you might imagine.
85. Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak: This species is among the largest in the finch family and typically has a pink plumage among other contrasting colors.
86. Pink Sea Anemone
Pink sea anemone: This is a predatory marine animal that is pink in color, usually attached to a hard surface by its base.
87. Carnation Coral
Carnation Coral: The carnation coral is one of the most beautiful and peaceful corals. Its colors vary from red to orange and pink, and it’s usually found in the Australia-Indonesia region.
88. Roseate Skimmer
Roseate Skimmer: A dragonfly originates from the Americas and is one of those things that are pink and come from the family libellulidae.
89. Small Elephant Hawk-Moth
Small Elephant Hawk-moth: This species was discovered in Europe, western Asia, and North Africa and is from the family of Sphingidae. It is a unique pink thing from nature.
90. Hairy Squat Lobster
Hairy Squat Lobster: A small-sized pink lobster found in the waters of Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
91. Four-Toed Worm Lizard
Four-Toed Worm Lizard: Native to Mexico, this worm lizard can have a pinkish-brown to bluish-purple color.
Pig: A domesticated animal pink in color, having a large head with a long snout, often kept for meat.
93. Pink Dragon Millipede
Pink Dragon Millipede: This pink millipede is spiny and also toxic. It is also among the largest species of its genus.
94. Kissing Gourami
Kissing Gourami: This freshwater fish is native to Thailand and Indonesia. It reaches a total length of 12 inches and can have two colors: green with lateral stripes and pink.
95. Mwanza Flat-Headed Rock Agama
Mwanza Flat-Headed Rock Agama: Native to sub-Saharan Africa, this reptile is also known as spider-man agama for obvious reasons. Its size varies from 6 to 9 inches and only the male has a pink and blue body. The female is mostly brown.
96. Albino Snake
Albino Snake: An albino snake is a type of snake that is born with a genetic abnormality known as albinism, which is a lack of pigmentation in the body and eyes. This results in snakes that are white or pinkish in color or lacking a particular coloration.
97. Pink Great Rosefinch
Pink Great Rosefinch: Found in the Middle East and Asia, this pink bird has a beautiful pink color and brownish wings. Only the male is pink, the female is brown.
98. Marine Iguana
Marine Iguana: Native to Galápagos Island in Ecuador, this marine reptile feeds on algae. The male has pinkish-red and turquoise markings. Females show much less variation between the islands and are typically dark with fewer contrasting colors.
99. Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill: A gregarious wading pink bird comes from the spoonbill and is among those pink things in the ibis family.
100. Scorpion Fish
Scorpion Fish: The weedy scorpionfish’s mysterious camouflage is a crucial tool for hunting prey and avoiding becoming prey itself. Both prey and predators mistake the well-camouflaged fish for a piece of seaweed.
Nudibranch: One of those marine things that are pink, colorful, soft blooded by nature, and globally found in saltwater.
Things That Are Pink in Nature
While this list of naturally pink things isn’t as long as many other lists we have here on the site, such as red or yellow, it gives you a pretty good idea of animals, foods, and pink things there are out there.
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