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A Complete Guide to the Pink Aesthetic: All You Need to Know

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Susan is an online writer, currently writing about the latest in Internet trends and culture.

Some examples of pink aesthetic imagery to inspire you!

Some examples of pink aesthetic imagery to inspire you!

What Is the Pink Aesthetic?

The pink aesthetic is an Internet trend popularised on TikTok and Tumblr, which celebrates the visual aesthetics of the color pink and showcases some of the cutest ways to utilise this beautiful color.

From clothing to stationery and everything in between, this aesthetic has also been making its way to online products too.

In this guide, we're going to learn all about this new trend, and explore some of the coolest ways to make use of it!

Let's get started!

How Did It Begin?

This aesthetic began as an Internet trend on Tumblr and TikTok, with users posting videos and imagery with pink filters applied to them. Ever since then, the trend has grown across the world and is now a commonplace Internet trend, with no signs of stopping in its potential. I've always been a huge fan of this aesthetic for its beautiful celebration of pastel tones and cute magenta items.

These days, users across the globe upload videos to TikTok which incorporate this aesthetic through magenta clothing, cute stationery hauls, and other products which are pink-themed.

This aesthetic has been rising in popularity lately, due to its popularisation on apps and websites across the globe.

What Does It Cover?

This aesthetic includes a variety of shades of pink, from pastel shades to hot, neon magenta and every other variant in-between.

There are a variety of sub-genres within this aesthetic, such as the:

  • Pastel pink aesthetic: This covers photos and items with gentler shades of the color, such as meringues or macarons, cherry blossoms, and so forth.
  • Neon pink aesthetic: Magenta neon signs, pink-tinted cityscapes and other neon-themed items all fit under this.
  • Hot pink aesthetic: Brighter and bolder shades are a part of this aesthetic too.

In general, this entire aesthetic encompasses all of the above, plus a whole lot more. Pastels and gentle hues are also incorporated into imagery and video too.

How to Recreate the Pink Aesthetic


Phone wallpaper

Try adding a phone wallpaper with this aesthetic! Ideas could include pink textures, clouds, and crystals, plus a whole lot more!

Pink filters

You can transform your photos using pink tinted filters, too!

Instagram stickers

Pink aesthetic stickers are also available for you to use on Instagram, so make sure to check these out!

Image collages

Try curating your favourite images into a collage so you can share it online with others, or turn it into a cute phone wallpaper!

How to Make Use of This Aesthetic

If you're a fan, then you could try incorporating this aesthetic into your digital life!

For example, you could create pink-themed TikTok videos, or add magenta filters to your images before posting them online. Or you could add a pink aesthetic wallpaper to your phone's lock screen, so that you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere it radiates before unlocking your phone. Or you could add cute Instagram stickers to your Instagram stories in order to emulate the pink aesthetic too! Stickers such as pink sparkles and magenta hearts can look amazing in stories overall.

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Let's take a look on how to incorporate some ideas!

Creating a Phone Wallpaper

Creating a phone wallpaper is definitely one way to recreate this amazing aesthetic! You could search for free photos to use on Unsplash or Pixabay, simply by searching for pink photos, and voilá, you'll have hundreds if not thousands to choose from! They have some beautiful imagery there that's completely free for you to use! Or you could try creating your own, by selecting one of your images from your phone's gallery, and then adding some pink tints or filters to this.

You can use mobile apps such as VSCO to help achieve this, plus there are dozens upon dozens of VSCO recipes online to help you achieve the look you're aiming for.

Other mobile apps which can help you out include Pixlr, which contains a plethora of visual and special effects too. For example, adding some cute sparkles to your imagery could look amazing too. RGB shift effects, chromatic aberration and rainbow effects also work beautifully too.

Pink Aesthetic Wallpaper Example

This would make an amazing phone wallpaper!

This would make an amazing phone wallpaper!

Create an Image Collage

You can also create your very own image collages too, which include all sorts of cool graphics or visuals embodying this aesthetic. You could add pink sunsets, twilight evenings, pastel clouds and rose quartz crystals together into one great collage!

One example could include creating a collage with various magenta, salmon-tinted and fuschia-tinted imagery.

The app I'd recommend for this is Canva, which allows you to make stunning collages. I've been a huge fan of this web app for many years. It's also available as a mobile app too, so if you're more inclined towards using mobile apps, I'd definitely recommend this one!

Filter Images

If you want to transform your own images, then you can do so by filtering them! There are a whole plethora of special effects and tints ready for you to try out, so I definitely encourage you to explore as many as you can! From gentle cherry blossom hues to pale pink filters and everything in between, you're sure to find a filter which matches the look you're aiming for.

The best mobile apps for image filtering include VSCO and Pixlr, as mentioned above too! I've been a huge fan of these apps for many years now and feel that the great community spirit associated with these apps makes it so much easier to learn about the best presets, settings and effects. Make sure to explore the various VSCO recipes out there; you can search for these on Pinterest, YouTube and Google Images.

Enhancing an Image With Filtering

The edited image has more of a pink aesthetic feel to it!

The edited image has more of a pink aesthetic feel to it!

Hopefully, You've Found Some Ideas on How to Recreate This Aesthetic!

Thank you so much for reading; hopefully, you've found some cute ways to incorporate this aesthetic into your digital life! From phone wallpapers to image collages, there are so many ways to edit and transform images in order to recreate what you're looking for.

What are your favourite ways to make use of this aesthetic? Do let me know in the comments below, as I'd love to read them! If you have any other questions or suggestions, make sure to let me know too down in the comments section below!

Thanks so much!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Susan W

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