We learn about it from birth from board books.
But why? What makes it so special.
If you think about it, it's not a basic color.
Red, yellow, and blue are our three primary colors.
They're the building blocks of color. Gotta have 'em.
Every other color is made from these guys.
If we combine two of them, we get secondary colors.
Those would be green, orange, and purple.
If we combine all three, we get brown.
And to round it all out, we add black and white. The presence of all color, and the absence of color.
Pink is simply light red.
Red + white.
We don't talk about light blue, or light yellow.
In fact, without consulting a box of crayons, I'm don't know what else to call light blue and light yellow.
But pink isn't light red, it's pink and we all know it.