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You can tell which is the boy and which is the girl; as if their colors weren't already obvious enough for you.
"Girls that wore pink
And boys that wore blue
Boys that always grew up better men
Than me or you."
Joe Jackson, "Real Men"

In fiction, and also in Real Life, we tend to differentiate between "girly" colors and "boyish" ones. This is most obvious with babies, as we are prone to see girls dressed in pink and boys in blue. This kind of dichotomy is, in fact, relatively new, and has not been wholly consistent across time and place.

Prior to the Industrial Revolution and the development of synthetic dyes, rich saturated colors were expensive and time consuming to produce, thus limiting their use to those who could afford the high costs. Even into the 20th century, clothing for infants and toddlers – including among the upper classes – was often simply undyed or based on the natural hues of their fabrics (this was likely a case of Boring, but Practical, as such clothes would need to be washed much more frequently).

However, by the 19th century, distinctive color codes based on gender had started to emerge:

Note that lots of female characters have had a pink motif that they wear with pride and sheer badassery. Male characters as well, because Real Men Wear Pink. However, pink is sometimes considered too childish and disrespectful, especially to an adult woman, so red may be substituted. When it comes to eroticism, pink can be applied to both.

If there are Two Girls to a Team and one is represented by pink, the other girl will usually be represented by purple. A purple girl can be a goth, tomboy, or Proper Lady, while the pink girl is usually a Girly Girl and/or a Genki Girl. Purple has a variety of associations, not limited to Purple Is Powerful and Graceful Ladies Like Purple — it's also indicative of nobility and, by extension, nobility of character.

Can crop up in many Yaoi and Yuri stories; the active partner (Seme in BL, tachi or Onee-sama in GL) is unlikely to wear "girly" colors such as pink, but the passive partner (Uke, neko) frequently does, and (especially in GL but sometimes in BL) may even have pink hair.

A Sub-Trope of Pink Means Feminine, Tertiary Sexual Characteristics, and Color-Coded Characters.

Compare Tertiary Sexual Characteristics, Red Oni, Blue Oni, Colour-Coded for Your Convenience, Pink Is for Sissies, Group-Identifying Feature, and Princesses Prefer Pink.

Not to be confused with Blue Boy.

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  • Several Pull-Ups commercials have depicted boys wearing blue shirts and girls wearing pink shirts.
  • The second Snuggie commercial featured the generic grandfather, father, and son (and dog) with dark blue snuggies. The grandmother, mother and daughter had pink snuggies.
  • This British Telecom commercial has an old woman discussing the trope of blue and pink being considered boy and girl colors respectively while complaining about her daughter choosing to have her own daughter wear blue. Eventually, the grandmother decides to apologize to her daughter and compromise by suggesting that her granddaughter wear yellow.
  • A Canadian campaign for Rice Krispies pitted Snap, Crackle and Pop against Ms. Pink, a marketing executive who was insistent of changing the blue cereal boxes pink, much to the horror of the boys. A campaign was created for the commercials to vote whether the boxes would stay the same or change colors. Blue won out.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Battle Spirits Shonen Toppa Bashin: This is applied to Card Sensei and Masako, the protagonists' male and female teachers, in their younger days. Flashbacks show Masako wearing Card Sensei's signature blue sweatsuit, but in pink. These are also their eye colors.
  • Berserk: Puck is a blue male elf and Ivalera is a pink female elf.
  • Beyblade Burst: Nika has pink hair, while her twin brother, Toko, has blue hair.
  • Bleach: During the final two arcs, Toshiro Hitsugaya and his female lieutenant Rangike Matsumoto both wear scarves. Toshiro's is turquoise (a mixture of pale blue and green) while Rangiku's is pink. Toshiro's ice blasts are blue as well.
  • The Blue Bird: The 1980 anime version has Tyltyl in a blue jacket and white shirt and Mytyl in pink overalls/dress over a white shirt.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: While not adhering to an obvious sex or gender binary, the two spirits of the Twin card are distinguished by a blue lock of hair on one and a pink lock on the other.
  • Chaos;Head: Rimi has pink hair and Takumi has blue.
  • Chou Kuse ni Narisou: ("I'll make a habit of it"), Nagisa Shiratori (pink hair) and her Love Interest, Nosaka (blue hair).
  • Deltora Quest: Jasmine wears red tights, while Lief wears a blue tunic and has a blue cloak.
  • Digimon:
    • Digimon Adventure — Gabumon and Biyomon are a male blue-furred reptile and a female pink-feathered bird respectively. There are also Angemon and his Distaff Counterpart, Angewomon; the former has blue cloth on his sleeves and pants and the latter wears a pink shawl. In Digimon: The Movie, their Mega forms are an angel in blue armor and a dragon with pink fur respectively. On the human side, we have Tai who wears a blue shirt and Mimi who wears a pink hat and even dyes her hair pink in the sequel show. Tai's little sister Kari also has some pink in most of her clothing.
      • When it comes to Angemon, when they both are in their ultimate rank Magnaangemon is purple.
    • Digimon Adventure 02: Davis and TK have blue Digivices and clothing respectively while Yolei and Kari have red and pink clothing respectively. Yolei also has purple hair and in the epilogue is married to Ken who has blue hair.
    • Digimon Tamers: Henry and Suzie Wong have green and pink digivices respectively. Also, Henry has blue hair while Suzie wears a pink cheongsam-style vest.
    • Digimon Frontier: Koji and Zoe wear blue and pink in human form, and their Digimon forms are also decked out in blue and pink.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • From the start, Bulma was introduced in her iconic pink dress while kid Goku wore his blue Gi (before changing to red/orange later). It's worth noting Bulma was given blue hair in the anime-perhaps alluding to her tomboy nature as it clashes with her pink outfits, but she has purple hair in the original manga and Dragon Ball: The Path to Power. The contrast with Goku is clear.
    • Fasha (Selypa) The Squadette of Bardock's team and the only female Saiyan warrior we see in the franchise, she wears a pink leotard under her amour. Which contrasts with the green/blue clothes of Bardock and Tora. It's also very weird seeing a pink-wearing Great Ape.
    • Android 18 has pink Ki blasts and in the Budokai games, her Destructo Disc is also pink, none of which lessens her fame as badass Femme Fatale turned Action Girl/Mom. Also when Trunks was talking about Androids 17 and 18 they are represented in red and blue.
      • All males hero Ki Blasts and auras are usually blue or yellow, as purple is the color of death in Japan, so naturally reserved for the villains.
    • Videl often wears pink outfits while Gohan wears blue or green, and when she becomes Great Saiyanman 2 she has a big pink cape and helmet.
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: Leona and Maam wear pink. Dai wears blue.
  • Full Moon: Takuto and Meroko. Takuto is blue and Meroko is red (in the manga she wears black) but she keeps the pink hair. Averts the trope of happy pink girl×stoic blue boy because they are not a couple, (no matter how much Meroko wishes it).
  • Gurren Lagann: Played absolutely straight with Yoko and Kamina.
  • Godannar: Shows up frequently, with just about each of the couples/partners' pilot suits, notably Goh and Anna. Even the more masculine of the two American female robot pilots were darker colors than her cohort (whose pink-and-white costume barely qualified as clothing).
  • Gundam (Pops up a lot):
    • In the original Mobile Suit Gundam and in Gundam SEED, The Federation had blue uniforms for male enlisted personnel and pink for females (officers wore brown or white regardless of sex). Later in the latter series, Cagalli gets a pink Gundam of the same type as Kira's(Blue-On-White) first suit.
    • In Mobile Fighter G Gundam, the protagonist's fighting uniform is black with red, yellow, and blue highlights. His girlfriend's suit is predominantly pink.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny has Shinn mostly piloting blue Gundams and his eventual girlfriend Lunamaria piloting a pink-ish Ace Custom until their respective Mid Season Upgrades (well, Passing the Torch in case of the latter, who inherits the former's Gundam).
    • Both Cosmic Era shows feature the blue-haired Athrn Zala engaged to a rose-haired girl. After he and original fiancee Lacus Clyne calls off their engagement, she eventually settles for Athrun's best friend Kira Yamato, who as The Hero of the series, pilots the (mostly) traditionally blue Gundam(s).
    • In Gundam 00, Soma Peries got a pink mobile suit in Season 1 and Nena Trinity wore a pink pilot's suit. In Season 2, they switch to red and purple, respectively. Played straight by Louise Halevy and Saji Crossroad in Season 1, as well as Setsuna F. Seiei and Feldt Grace in Season 2. Setsuna and Feldt get bonus points for piloting blue Gundams with matching blue pilot suit and being a Rose-Haired Sweetie respectively.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler: Hayate and Hinagiku. It's especially noteworthy as it completely subverts the girly pink-haired girl/stoic blue-haired guy dynamic (just don't tell that to Hinagiku) as Hayate is quite emotional at times and is noted for being very girly while Hinagiku is generally pretty tough and acts more boyish. Like the above example, Hina proves that girly pink can be very badass and Hayate shows that being a slightly feminine Bishōnen is also no handicap on that front.
  • Hidamari Sketch: The Faceless Masses are often colored this way, whether they're hairless and limbless, shaped like restroom signs, or detailed in the outline but still a solid color.
  • Jewelpet:
    • In various seasons there is the couple of Ruby and Granite. Both have wholly white fur, with the insides of their ears and accessories being pink and blue, respectively. Eye colors sort of count; Ruby's are red while Granite's are blue.
    • Inverted in the case of King and Lapis, who were a couple in the first season. King is the pink boy to Lapis' blue girl.
  • Katri, Girl of the Meadows: Almost all the named female characters wear some form of pink (Katri, Ulla, Emilia, Sofia, Lotte, Alina...) while many male characters such as Akki and Pekka wear blue.
  • Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama: Two notable instances of this trope.
    • The twin Cocotamas Saline and Paline are respetively a pink female and a blue male.
    • Two members of the Noratama Trio are a magenta female named Yurano and a male with dark blue fur named Tokumaru.
  • Kaze no Shōjo Emily:
    • Ilse is a tomboy and often wears blue shades of clothing, while Emily usually wears a pink dress with a pink hair bow.
    • Teddy often wears blue suits and other blue clothes, and Emily often wears pink coloured clothes.
  • Macross Delta has The Hero Hayate associated with blue (his Valkyrie is painted blue, he has blue hair with a blue flight suit) and the Idol Singer Freyja associated with pink and red (her Rune is pink, and her Walkure uniform is primarily red with pink and yellow highlights). Fittingly for the trope, these two eventually become the Official Couple.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: In the original mini-scenario of the Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever Lyrical fanbox, Nanoha and Chrono were rivals that became an Official Couple, with Nanoha having a pink motif and Chrono having a blue motif. These motifs were retained in The Anime of the Game even though the two of them weren't the Official Couple there anymore. Chrono's blue motif eventually led to him becoming An Ice Person. Meanwhile, Nanoha's pink motif...well, the anime producers had way too much fun with Nanoha's pink motif by turning her into a pink Person of Mass Destruction with a pink Wave-Motion Gun that fires giant pink beams that create huge pink explosions that have left many people metaphorically crapping their pants as they stare into her pink glowy light. Girly pink is badass.
  • Magi: Labyrinth of Magic: Has Aladdin's parents blue-haired Solomon and his eventual lover pink-haired Sheba.
  • More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers Interestingly, while Akari has pink hair and Jiro has bright blue hair, they both have the reverse for their eyes: Akari having blue eyes and Jiro having pink. It's likely a nod to their Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl dynamic.
  • The Beta Couple from My Senpai Is Annoying includes the sweet Sakurai whose color motif is pink and the stoic Kazama whose color is blue.
  • Naruto:
    • Sakura (pink-haired, dresses in pink and red) and Sasuke (blue-black hair, dresses in shades of deep blue). Naruto also wears blue along with his signature orange in Part I as a contrast to Sakura.
    • Gender Inverted with Naruto and Hinata in Part II. Hinata's signature color is purple, which clashes with Naruto's orange.
    • Also Gender Inverted with Jiraiya and Tsunade — Tsunade wears blue and green, while Jiraiya wears red.
    • Rin wore a pink apron, while both Obito and Kakashi wore blue.
    • Downplayed with Naruto's parents, Minato and Kushina. While Kushina does have red hair to contrast with Minato wearing blue, she also primarily wears green, a color closer to blue than pink.
  • One Piece:
    • As the Strawhats are color coded this comes in, Nami often wears pinks and reds and Robin wears purples while Luffy has blue shorts, Sanji wears blue and Franky has blue hair.
    • Tashigi wears pink which contrasts to Smoker (blue), the same goes for Smoker and Hina.
    • Koala and Sabo.
    • The Vinsmoke family, eldest daughter "Poison Pink" Reiju and second son "Electric Blue" Niji.
  • The 17th episode of the PaRappa the Rapper anime features a wedding between rabbits where the bride is pink and the groom is blue.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Jessie and James of Team Rocket wear red and blue hair respectively. Their disguises often follow the same pattern, with James dressing at the blue end of the spectrum and Jessie at the red, though sometimes (as seen in "The Misty Mermaid") they'll switch ends.
    • Misty is red-haired and wears red suspenders while Ash wears a blue jacket and pants.
      • Continued with May (red) Dawn (pink), Iris (pink bow and stripes around her clothes), and Serena (red and pink).
      • While Lillie usually wears all white (though her backpack is pink), her Ultra Guardian uniform is pink while Ash's is blue, continuing the trend.
  • Pokémon Horizons: The Series inverts this trope by having Liko (Ash Ketchum's successor following his retirement from the anime) be depicted with blue eyes, blue highlights among her black hair, and wearing a blue jacket, while her companion Roy has red eyes, a red tuft of hair, and wears a red T-shirt.
  • Princess Mononoke: Koroku the ox driver wears a blue tunic, while his wife Toki the iron-worker wears a reddish-pink one.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: More often a case of The Girly Girl Madoka wearing pink and the Tomboy Sayaka wearing blue.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena has Miki Kaoru (a boy who is associated with blue) and Utena Tenjou (a girl who has pink hair)
  • Romeo and Juliet has a manga cover with Juliet wearing red and Romeo wearing blue.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Cheery, perky Sailor Moon has pink, silver, white, or yellow hair in the original manga. Her predestined lover Tuxedo Mask has, depending on the image, dark black, blue, green, or purple hair. When he is married to Sailor Moon, he has pastel purple hair, which appears to be a symbol of his healing due to being with her. As far as costuming is concerned, though, Sailor Moon herself wears white and blue while Tuxedo Mask wears black and red.
    • The 1990s anime's Transformation Sequences for the Sailor Starlights involved the background and their bodies changing from blue to pink as they changed from their male disguises to their true female forms.
  • Shugo Chara!:
    • Amu is a Pink Heroine with a very pink costume and hair color. On the other hand, Ikuto wears blue and has blue hair.
    • Nagihiko's Guardian Characters, the very pink and (sort of) girlish Temari and the very blue and boyish Rhythm.
    • Also, Seiyo Academy's school uniforms follow the pattern as well, with the girl uniforms being red and the boy uniforms being blue.
  • Slayers: Toyed with in regards to the two model couples: for Lina and Gourry, the latter wears blue while the former wears a light shade of magenta. For Zelgadis and Amelia, the latter is a princess who has both a pink dress for diplomatic duties and a modest traveling outfit with some pink touches, while the former is a chimera who literally has blue (or blue-green) colored skin.
  • Speed Racer: Title character (in both the anime and The Movie) typically wears blue and white, while his girlfriend Trixie dons pink and red. However, on formal occasions in the anime, Trixie would wear a blue dress while Speed wore a red blazer.
    • This tradition continued in several other Tatsunoko productions, including Time Bokan (Tanpei blue, Junko pink), Superbook (Sho/Christopher blue, Azusa/Joy pink), The Littl' Bits (Belfy/Lillabit red or pink, Rirubitto/Willibit blue), and Paul's Miraculous Adventures (Paul blue, Nina pink). Interestingly the latter three had the same character designer (Akiko Shimomoto).
  • Spider Riders: This applies to the male and female lead, Hunter Steele and Corona. They wear a lot of blue and pink respectively in their battle armor, and each have a spider partner in these colors.
  • Spirited Away: Chihiro's mother wears a pink shirt, while her father wears a blue one.
  • Sukisho: A BL example are the title characters — with the uke having pink hair and eyes, while the seme has blue.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew:
    • Anyone who couldn't see the Official Couple of Tokyo Mew Mew coming may have ignored this fact. Not only do Ichigo and Masaya have pink and blue hair, respectively (only in the manga, though; the anime changes them to red and black), but their last names are Momomiya and Aoyama! (meaning "peach" and "blue" in Japanese respectively.)
    • Even more ironic, the whole Tokyo Mew Mew team is female and all the aliens are male. In the final battle, where Ichigo blasts her final attack, and Deep Blue releases the Mu Aqua, you can clearly see a clash of pink and blue.
  • Toward the Terra: The Mu children have pink dresses for girls and blue jumpsuits for boys. The adults all wear purple.
  • In Ulysses 31, the spacesuit sometimes worn by the titular character's son, Telemachus, is blue. Yumi, a young alien girl, sometimes wears a pink spacesuit.
  • Wandering Son: If you look at colored manga pages, and often the anime uses this motif. You'll notice it's not uncommon for male characters to wear blue and females pink. Considering the series is themed around gender, it makes sense.
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku: Narumi is the pink girl to her boyfriend Hirotaka’s blue. Narumi has light pink hair while Hirotaka has dark blue hair and their attire reflects their respective color motifs.
  • Trigun: Inverted with Vash and Meyrl.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The school uniforms have the boys wearing blue jackets and pants and the girls wearing pink blazers.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Yugo and Rin have this dynamic when wearing their street clothes. Yugo has a blue t-shirt while Rin has a pink top.
      • The 6th ending of the series gives us this shot, can you make out the blue and pink sillhouettes on the bottom? those are Zarc and Ray respectively the "originals" from whom the dimensional counterparts all got split from

    Asian Animation 
  • Doby & Disy: Doby is a boy who wears a blue animal suit. His sister, Disy, wears a pink one.
  • The Flower Angel protagonists from Season 6 onwards, the pink-haired Xiaoai and the blue-haired Eric, are a girl and a boy respectively.
  • In Happy Heroes, the ambassadors of Dog Planet and Cat Planet have kids that attend school with the Supermen on Planet Xing. Keke the female cat wears pink clothes and Lele the male dog wears white clothes with prominent blue accents.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, the male Weslie is associated with the color blue and the female Tibbie is associated with the color pink. The color dynamic also works with him and his sister Bingbing Goat.
  • In Tickety Toc, Tallulah wears pink while her brother Tommy wears blue.
  • Yamucha's-Kung Fu Academy features Miko the blue boy and Nao the pink girl.
  • YoYo Man features Ludou and his sister Kelei, who have blue and pink hair respectively.

  • Lampshaded and played within a stand-up routine by Israeli comedian Uri Hezkiah. In Hebrew, almost every word grammatically has to have a gender, depending on who is spoken of or who is doing the speaking. Uri muses that since babies all look the same, the only way to know whether you should pick up your friend's baby and say "That's a cute baby boy" or "That's a cute baby girl" is whether it's dressed in blue or pink. He then says "But imagine you find a baby dressed in orange. What do you do? You can't risk offending your friend". After some thought, he picks up an imaginary baby and says "Why, that's a cute... organism!"

    Comic Books 
  • Cleopatra in Space: Cleo is associated with pink and purple, as are her weapons. Anthony wears blue, and his weapons are have blue energy.
  • The DCU:
    • Wonder Woman often wears reds, while in the Justice League of America her male colleagues dress in blue.
      • Wonder Womans' Big Bad, Ares is traditionally decked out in blue armor to Diana's bright reds.
    • Batman's cape and cowl in 80s to 90s was always colored blue (until he changes to black) while Catwoman wears her purple catsuit.
    • In 2010, Selina has Robin-esque Side Kick called "Catgirl" who has pink on her costume.
    • Nightwing nearly always wears blue and his love interests: Batgirl, Starfire and Supergirl all have worn either pink, red or purple at some point.
    • Green Lantern: Pink Lanterns who literally use The Power of Love, have (and consist of) female leaders while the Blue Lanterns (Power Of Hope) are led by males.
    • Inverted with the Hank Hall and Dawn Granger incarnations of Hawk and Dove. Hank's costume is red while Dawn's is blue.
  • Invincible played utterly straight with the titular hero and his love interest turned-wife Atom Eve.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • While Spider-Man has both red and blue in his costume while living as Peter Parker, Spidey often just wears blue which of course goes with scarlet-haired and dressed Mary Jane Watson. Best showcased in their teen make-out session in Ultimate.
    • Jean Grey is known for her vibrant red hair and red outfit as Dark Phoenix, and Cyclops and Wolverine (her love interests) always had blue in their costumes in early days.
    • Usually averted with Gambit (pink) and Rogue (green), but played straight with the jumpsuits they wore in Anartica.
    • In The Avengers Black Widow's red hair clashes with the bright blue outfit of Captain America, continued in the MCU.
    • The mutant twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch often wear blue and red costumes respectively, although Quicksilver's first costume was green. Their powers are also color-coded, with Scarlet Witch having the red aura and Quicksilver the blue aura.
  • The Secrets of Willowmyst: Alex wears a pink dress, and Tavin is first seen in blue.
  • The stars of Sunnyville Stories display this trope in color artwork; Rusty wears blue (or red) while Samantha wears pink.

    Comic Strips 
  • Conversed in The Family Circus, January 28, 2008:
    The Pink Panther is a girl. If he was a boy he'd be the Blue Panther.
  • In colored printings of Sherman's Lagoon, Sherman (a male great white shark) is gray — slightly bluish, depending on the inks used — and his wife, Megan, is purplish-gray.

    Fan Works 
  • Dread String of Fate: Discussed when Marinette makes a pair of shawls for Luka and herself in blue and pink, matching their respective wardrobes. Luka comments that he wouldn't have minded if she'd just made two pink shawls, as he wouldn't mind wearing 'her colors'. They end up switching.
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Dragon: Inverted to a degree by Ryan Lee and Susan Chan; the manly martial artist Ryan wears pink, and the Ojou and Lady of War Susan wears blue.
  • Harry Potter: Tonks usually went around with spiky pink hair. We don't see much of her son, Teddy, in the books, but he has clearly inherited her metamorph abilities and Fanon has largely agreed that his hair should be blue (this may be due to a photograph of him as a baby in Deathly Hallows - the only direct image of him mentioned - with turquoise hair).
  • Hellsister Trilogy: Supergirl wears red cape, boots and skirt, and her love interest Dev-Em wears a dark blue suit.
  • Lucy's Secret: When Lucy is buying bedwetting pants, the boys' diapers are blue while the girls' are pink.
  • Motherly Scootaloo: As a Continuity Nod to the theme of the canon episode Baby Cakes, Lightning has a blue set of baby pajamas, courtesy of Ponyville General Hospital. Also, a number of the furnishings of his room are blue.
  • My Inner Life: Link has Navi, who is colored blue, and Jenna gets a new fairy named Lilly, which is coloured pink.
  • Power Rangers: Shuriken Force: Defied, where there is a Blue and a Pink Ranger, only Blue is a woman and Pink is a man. It's quite explicit as The Mentor personally gave them their colors.
  • Rhythmic Pretty Cure: At the karate school Hitomi and Tsumugi go to on Mondays and Thursdays, the boys' karategi is blue, and the girls' karategi is pink.
  • Single Parents Night:
    • Like in canon, Amy is a pink hedgehog while Sonic is a blue hedgehog.
    • Inverted with Amy's parents. They are a pink male hedgehog and blueish-grey female elephant.
  • SOS Pretty Cure: Played With by Haruhi and Itsuki. Shorttank Haruhi's theme color is actually red, and Ambiguously Gay Itsuki's is purple. Played straight with Mikuru and Kyon; Mikuru's theme color is pink, and while Kyon's theme color is a dull brown (it even shows in his Cure costume), his aura as a Cure is blue.
  • Total Drama Legacy has the brother-sister duo Marissa and Marlin. Marissa wears neon pink shorts, a black shirt with pink lettering on it, and neon pink sunglasses; by contrast, Marlin wears light blue shorts, a white shirt with a navy blue anchor on it, and navy blue flip-flops.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Barbie as Rapunzel, when they meet, Rapunzel wears a pink dress, while Prince Stefan wears a blue prince getup.
  • Barbie of Swan Lake: Odette wears a pink dress and a feathered gown that's mostly pink with blue accents, whereas Prince Daniel has two blue outfits.
  • The Brave Little Toaster: The first two cars to be crushed to death during the song "Worthless" are actually a male blue car and a female pink car, respectively.
  • Disney: Because Disney dates to the early decades of the 20th century, the idea that blue was feminine and pink/red was masculine appeared in several of their earlier creations. Some more recent films continue this trend, while others play the trope straight:
    • 101 Dalmatians: Pongo sports a red collar while Perdita who sports a blue one.
    • Aladdin: Jasmine wears blue (except for her Go-Go Enslavement outfit) while Aladdin wears purple, which is derived from red.
    • Beauty and the Beast: In the sequence “Human Again”, Belle wears a pink dress and Beast wears a blue shirt and cape.
    • Cars:
      • Lightning McQueen is a red race car, while his love interest Sally is a blue Porsche 911 Carrera. Also inverted with two of the background race cars where the pink race car sponsoring Tank Coat is actually male, and the blue race car sponsoring RevNGo is actually female.
      • Played straight with Finn McMissile and Holly Shiftwell from the sequel. As with the kissing couple seen on the bridge in Paris.
    • Aladar and Neera from Dinosaur are a male blue and female pink Iguanodon, respectively.
    • Fantasia 2000: Reversed, in that Donald wears a red robe while Daisy wears a blue one. (Normally Donald is portrayed in blue sailor's shirt while Daisy wears a pink top.)
    • Finding Nemo: We have Marlin, an orangey-red clownfish, and Dory, a blue regal tang.
    • Lady and the Tramp: Lady has a blue collar, and Tramp gains a red collar at the end of the movie.
    • Minnie Mouse has been seen in many colors, but for most of her early color appearances, she wore blue as a contrast to Mickey's standard red shorts. The all-pink wouldn't emerge until the late Pluto cartoons. In modern animated appearances, Minnie bounces back and forth the most between wearing soft blue to contrast Mickey, or red to match him. The merchandise puts her in pink.
    • Peter Pan: Wendy wears a blue nightdress, while her youngest brother Michael wears pink pajamas.
    • Pinocchio: The Blue Fairy wears Exactly What It Says on the Tin, while the Coachman wears a red sweater.
    • Sleeping Beauty: Aurora spends most of her movie in blue. The three good fairies weren't sure how to color code Aurora, as blue was the traditional feminine color while pink was the emerging feminine color. Prince Phillip brings a red cape and hat to the party. Disney Princess-gear Aurora always wears pink because Cinderella always wears blue.
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White wears a blue bodice while her prince wears a red cape.
    • The Swordinthe Stone: Merlin wears a blue Robe and Wizard Hat, while Mad Madam Mim wears a pink dress and has purple hair. Their animal transformations are also colored blue and pink, respectively, as best demonstrated during their wizard duel.
    • Tangled: Rapunzel's mostly lavender dress is accented with pink, while Flynn Ryder wears blue.
    • Treasure Planet: Captain Amelia wears a blue jacket while Dr. Doppler wears a red jacket.
    • Turning Red: Mei wears a pink shirt (particularly noticeable once she embraces her panda form and ditches her red sweater) while Tyler wears a blue basketball uniform.
  • The Prince of Egypt: Inverted. Tzipporah wears a blue dress, while Moses (following his abandonment of Egypt and his former royal life) wears a red robe. Even during his time in the Egyptian royal household, however, Moses' clothes and jewelry were trimmed with red accents.
  • Secret Magic Control Agency: Inverted in this piece starring grown-up versions of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel sports a magenta suit, while Gretel wears a sky blue uniform. This carries over when they get turned into children, with Gretel wearing a dress in the same blue colour, and Hansel donning a magenta jacket.
  • Trolls: Poppy is a pink Troll and her eventual love interest, Branch, turns out to be a blue troll but he faded into grey from his grandmother's death.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl: Sharkboy and Lavagirl wear blue and red respectively, with Lavagirl also having pink hair. This also comes with Color-Coded Elements as Sharkboy has water powers and Lavagirl has fire powers.
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017): In the final scene of ballroom dancing, the newly un-enchanted prince wears a blue suit, and Belle wears a white gown covered with large pink-ish flowers.
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason: Has the title character in a lot of girlier outfits than her literary counterpart, with pink items in rotation. This is in contrast to her boyfriend's blue business suits. This even shows up on the Poster and DVD covers for the film with a pink and rose-patterned clad Renée Zellweger is flanked by the blue-clad Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
  • Bright Star: Upon their first meeting, Fanny Brawne is wearing a dress with a red jacket, and John Keats a blue coat. Several of their later encounters also feature them decked out in a red/pink and blue color scheme, respectively (though as a skilled seamstress, all of her costumes are unique, while as a struggling poet, he wore the same or a similar coat each time).
  • The Big Bad Duumvirate of Bumblebee is composed of Shatter and Dropkick, a female red and male blue Decepticon Triple Changer, respectively.
  • But I'm a Cheerleader: Very heavy-handed example. The protagonist is sent to a reform camp to "cure" her of her homosexuality. The color palette for male and female campers — clothes, props, and just about every aspect of their aesthetics — fits this trope to a "T" (not surprising, given the effort to push campers into stereotypical gender roles).
  • The Classic: Ji-hye wears a pink sweater vest and her Love Interest Sang-min wears a blue sweater during the scene where they run together from the rain.
  • High School Musical: While it's not very prominently featured, Sharpay and Ryan Evans occasionally play this trope. The gym scene from their "I Want it All" song has them wear pink and blue sports outfits, while "A Night to Remember" shows them getting ready in similarly colored bathrooms. Also, Sharpay is shown to ride a bright pink convertible, while Ryan has a blue motorbike.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
  • Meet the Feebles: Bletch is a dark-blue, male walrus, while his girlfriend, Heidi, is a pink, female hippo.
  • The Nutcracker (1993): Inverted with the Polichinelles (child dancers who emerge from beneath Mother Ginger's enormous hoop skirt). Girls are dressed in blue and boys in pink.
  • Prince Caspian: The blazers of the Pevensie siblings' school uniforms; Peter and Edmund wear blue, while Susan and Lucy wear red.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Brad and Janet's bedrooms are lit with blue and link lighting respectively.
  • Romeo And Juliet (2013): Inverted. In both their heraldry and general aesthetics of their costumes, the Montagues (Romeo) wear shades of red, while the Capulets (Juliet) are decked out in blue.
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: While infiltrating the Naboo capital city of Theed, Padme Amidala signals Captain Panaka with a pink laser device, and he signals back with a blue one.

  • Cookies and Crutches: Inverted. Rachel Myers’ ice skates are white and decorated with blue pompoms. Her father’s are black with red pompoms.
  • The Dark Tower: Features the sentient monorail Blaine and his 'sister', Patricia. They feature the reversed color scheme: Patricia is blue, and Blaine is pink.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Both inverted and played straight at once. When pointing out details of Leonardo's famous fresco The Last Supper, Leigh Teabing draws attention to the mirror-imaged clothing worn by Jesus (red robe, blue cloak) and Mary Magdalene (blue robe, red cloak), symbolically indicating that they are a couple.
    • While called "red" in the text to further emphasize the symmetry, on the real-life painting, Magdalene's cloak is distinctly pink (a lack of images in the original publication of the book likely necessitated this).
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Played with in the dress robes worn by attendees at the Yule Ball:
    • Harry Potter's robes were bottle green, while his date Parvati Patil wore shocking pink.
    • Inverted with Ron Weasley and Padma Patil; he wore maroon and she wore bright turquoise.
  • Journey to Chaos: The uniforms for the students at the Royal Academy of Magical Study follow this convention: girls wear long pink dresses hemmed with gold and collars of darker pink while boys wear blue floor-length robes outlined in silver and dark blue ascots.
  • Little Women: Cited as popularizing this trope in Americans. When twins are born, the boy is put in blue and the girl is put in pink. This is stated to be "French fashion" (which refers to how, by the 1840s, this trope was already becoming commonplace in France).
  • A Place Beyond Courage: At their wedding, John Marshall wears a midnight-blue tunic, while his bride Sybilla of Salisbury wears a ruby-red gown.
  • Time To: In Time to Pee!, the signs that read, "Boys can stand" are blue, while the signs that read, "Girls should sit" are in pink.
  • Xanth: In one of the novels, the male and female main characters had switched bodies due to a magic spell gone wrong. When they manage to acquire clothes from a clothes tree, they take colors according to their mental gender, much to the confusion of their semi-sentient horse.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Ace Lighting: Ace is male and shoots blue lightning. Sparx is female and shoots pink lightning.
  • Buffyverse
    • Willow usually dressed in red to match her hair while Xander wears blues or greens, seen here.
    • In one instance Darla wears a red dress while Angel and his leather jackets get blue highlights under stage lighting.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The characters Tylos and Keara from the Fourth Doctor story "Full Circle" fit this trope. Tylos is a guy and wears blue, while Keara is a girl and wears pink. However, as they're aliens (specifically Alzarians) it's unlikely they attach any significance to this.
    • In "Forest of the Dead", Donna's children Josh and Ella exhibit this, with him wearing blue and green and her wearing pink and red. This might be a hint at their virtual nature.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Made fun of in an episode where Ashley asks how they could tell from the sonogram if Vivian's baby was a boy or a girl.
    Hilary: Oh, Ashley, you are so naïve. If it's a boy, it's blue!
  • Friends: Faded Salmon is confused for being pink, and thus not a color for guys to wear.
    • Ross and Rachel tape a pink bow to the had of their infant daughter because people keep mistaking Emma for a boy. It's a bow or have Rachel attack them for making the mistake. After making a comment about fashion Ross wonders if he should start wearing a blue bow.
    • The triplets Phoebe gives birth to in the hundredth episode are two girls and a boy. The hospital puts pink hats on the girls and a blue one on the boy.
  • Gladiators:
    • Gladiators: The original 1992 Gladiator uniforms put the female Gladiators in pink uniforms while the male Gladiators wore blue. The final season dropped this for a gender-neutral red, white and blue color scheme.
    • Gladiators (2024): The male Gladiators have blue uniforms with some pink highlights. Female Gladiators reverse this colour scheme, with pink uniforms and blue highlights.
  • LazyTown: The two main characters fit this trope. Stephanie wears pink and Sportacus wears blue.
  • The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg: Inverted with the sigils of Kells (red field, ruled by King Conchobar) and Temra (bluish-purple field, ruled by Queen Maeve).
  • NCIS: When Tim McGee's twins Johnny (boy) and Morgan (girl) are born, they are wrapped in color-coordinated blankets and hats.
  • The Office: In one episode of the American version, an employee brings her baby boy to the office (dressed in pink). Pam tells the mother "she's so cute" only to have her say he's a he. When Pam explains she thought the baby was a girl because of the pink clothing the mother responds with "Pink is his favorite color."
  • Raven's Home: Used whenever Raven or Booker have visions. The former's are pink with hints of purple and red, while the latter's are shades of blue, gold and white.
  • Red Dwarf:
    • While they were never lovers (though they came close) Rimmer has the blue officer outfit while Kochanski came back to the series in a sexy red outfit.
    • In "Camille", Rimmer's ideal love is dressed in red.
  • Scrabble: The Game Show did this with its contestants' nametags.
  • Smallville: In earlier seasons, Lana always wore pink and Clark always wore blue.
  • Stranger Things: Subtle example Nancy wears a red jacket and Jonthan has a blue sweater.
  • Super Sentai / Power Rangers:
    • Pink Rangers are always female. Blue Rangers are often male, but have been female a number of times. Out of the most common suit colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green, Black, and White), Black is the only all-male color so far (except in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, see below), although there's been only two female Greens in Kyuranger and Kiramager, while Donbrothers has provided the first ever male Pink.
    • Also, while the Pink Ranger is usually the Girly Girl, some seasons have been subverting this (starting with Mirai Sentai Timeranger and Power Rangers Time Force, where Pink is the real team leader even if Red gets the official recognition). The most common inversion comes on teams with two girls, where Pink will be the level-headed Cool Big Sis while Yellow will be The Ditz.
    • Interestingly, this also extends to Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, where the Rangers have the power to assume the forms of their predecessors (complete with Distaff Counterpart costumes where necessary). Thus far, Pink Ranger Ahim is the only person to use any Pink Ranger Keys, while every other color has been used by people of both genders (except, again, for Green).
    • This is averted once in the Gokaiger Vs. Gavan movie, where the whole team change into pink Sentai warriors.
    • Power Rangers Zeo: Prince Gasket, firstborn son of King Mondo of the Machine Empire, has an overall green aesthetic, while his wife Archerina has an overall pink one.
  • The West Wing: Toby Ziegler's newborn daughter and son are dressed in hats and blankets in these colors at the hospital which helps people tell them apart. During his first time alone with them, Toby delivers a touching speech that begins with "I didn't realise babies come with hats".

  • The song You're a Pink Toothbrush applies this trope to romance between inanimate objects.
  • Referenced in the first stanza of Joe Jackson's song "Real Men".
  • The more well-known Vocaloid characters are differentiated by hair and/or outfit color; true to the trope, pink-haired Luka is a girl and blue-haired Kaito is a boy. Inverted with Miku, who has light blue hair and is a girl.
  • The music video for Stromae's Tous Les Mêmes is about a couple having an argument and ultimately breaking up, with Stromae playing both sides of the relationship. The video uses pink lighting to denote a "female" point of view and green to denote a "male" point of view.
  • Used in Benny's Little Game video, where girls and boys are dressed in their respective colors, and forced into gender-approved behaviors. By the end of the video, they're all covered with blue and pink.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Igloo-Gloo: Seal pups Snowball and Snowflake wear a blue bow and a pink bow respectively.
  • In Little Mermaid's Island, Flounder has blue fins, while his twin sister Sandy has pink ones.
  • The Noddy Shop has Whiny and Whimper, who are male and female babies dressed in blue and pink.
  • Sesame Street: Inverted with Humphrey and Ingrid. Humphrey is a male monster with pink fur, while Ingrid is a female monster with blue fur.

  • In Dorf Quest, boys are default black, girls are pink, gods are blue, and goddesses are purple.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Game of Life board game is an example of this. Boy pegs are blue, girl pegs are pink. Interestingly, the rules say you have to put a second peg in your car when you get married, but they don't say what color the peg has to be.

  • All Malibu toys sell Barbie toys in vibrant pink.
  • Inverted in BIONICLE. The females still retain the "pink" personality, but the majority of the female main characters are blue. And while there are no pink characters, the red ones are all male.
  • Fisher-Price:
    • Little People toys and playsets usually avert this, with characters wearing whatever they realistically would. However, Fisher-Price has started making all-pink sets. These are recolors of other molds that have more realistic colors.
    • And not just Little People. If you look through the F-P toy line, you'll also see blatant examples of this. The Laugh and Learn Puppy plush comes in both "regular" and "pink" versions (where the only difference is that the plush fur and ears is pink — thankfully, they're fixing that — by giving Puppy a sister who has pink ears and likes the colors pink and purple). Heck, even their ill-fated PowerTouch reader system came in silver and blue for boys, and pink and purple for girls.
  • The 2008 Burger King iDog Kids Meal Toys had a pink-colored iCat dressed in princess clothes and a blue-colored iCat dressed in a robot outfit.
  • Variant used in Leap Frog toys: Green for boys and purple for girls.
  • In all LEGO products, the boys's sets are advertised in blue boxes and the girls's sets are in pink boxes and consist of pink bricks. This has caused multiple complaints from girls and grown women alike, saying Lego shouldn't discriminated in their products.
  • Sanrio's ''Little Twin Stars'' is a classic example: just look at their hair.
  • Squishmallows: The original squad has a pair of penguins named Puff and Piper. Puff, the blue one, is a boy; Piper, the pink one, is a girl.
  • Tamagotchi:
    • The matching Mesutchi (girl) and Osutchi (boy) toys initially came in pink and blue, respectively.
    • The TamagoChu was another release that came as a girl-boy pair of toys. The normal release was black and white, but the Ainori special release featured pink and blue devices.
    • On the m!x, since all of the teens are available in both genders they have this coloration pattern for their default colors.
    • Many of the male and female baby-stage pairs from the color releases come in blue and pink for their default colors:
      • On the Plus Color, male Kinotchi has a blue cap and female Nokotchi has a pink cap.
      • On the iD L, male Nittobotchi is blue and female Momoirotchi is pink.
      • On the P's, male Aukomotchi is blue and female Pinkubotchi is pink.
      • On the 4U+, male Gaotchi is blue and female Yuraratchi wears a pink onesie and bow.
      • On the m!x, male Tamabotchi is blue and female Tamapatchi is pink.
      • On the ON, male Shizukutchi is blue and female Marupitchi is pink.
  • Many toys from V-Tech usually also fall squarely into this trope- many toys come in both pink for girls and blue for boys, and the only difference is the toy color. Other toys from the company tend to come in regular non-pastel shaded colors for boys, but still have a pink version aimed squarely at young girls.

    Video Games 
  • 40 Winks: the male and female protagonists, Ruff and Tumble, wear blue pajamas and pink pajamas, respectively.
  • Adventures of Lolo: Lolo and Lala play this trope straight. Lala even wears a bow.
  • Maria Luna of Backyard Sports loves the color pink and plays better when she wears it. In an aversion, Jocinda Smith loves blue.
  • In Binary Land, Gurin is a blue penguin and Malon is a pink penguin, in the Famicom version.
  • Bubble Bobble:
    • One of the original two is the underdog Bob, who is a male human-turned-blue bubble dragon. His apparent partner in Bubble Symphony (in cutscenes, she is always beside Bob) is Coro, a female human-turned-magenta bubble dragon and one of the new group of two. Extended with green for Bub (a boy) and orange for Kulu (a girl), who are also beside each other in cutscenes.
    • Bubble Bobble Part 2: In the NES version's intro, the protagonist who soon gets cursed wears (light greenish) blue, and the soon to be Damsel in Distress wears pink with a matching color bow.
  • Inverted in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin: Jonathan's outfit is red, while his menu items are red or pink. Charlotte's outfit (including underwear!) are blue, as are her menu items.
    • Played straight with Richter (Blue Boy) and Maria (Pink Girl) in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Later subverted in Symphony of the Night as while Richter still wears blue, Maria changed her pink dress to a green one.
  • Cave Story, Curly and Quote both wear red, but their guns are color-coded. Quote's starting pistol Polar Star is blue while Curly's machine is red, and PC remastered achievement calls it a Girly Gun.
  • Command & Conquer: Generals has an... extreme variation on this trope amongst the USA faction: Normally, the faction's superweapon is a blue Pillar of Light being reflected off a satelite to form a Kill Sat system. But play as the female general from their faction, and the beam turns a lovely shade of pink.
    • Said general is titled the "Superweapon General" however, so it is possible to handwave the color change as being part of some prototype technology.
  • DanceDance Revolution: Player 1 is represented by a male character (e.g. Boldo as preset character in 3rdMix, Train as tutorial dancer for Beginner difficulty) and the color blue, while Player 2 is represented by a female character (e.g. Tracy as preset character in 3rdMix, Bus as tutorial dancer for Beginner difficulty) and the color pink.
  • Danganronpa:
    • In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, the boys' dorm rooms have blue sheets and the girls' rooms have pink sheets. Chihiro Fujisaki has blue sheets despite having presented himself as a girl until his murder, providing a hint to his true biological sex if you finish his Free Time Events.
    • Generic residents of Towa City in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls are represented as featureless coloured silhouettes. Typically, females are pink and males are blue.
    • In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Kaede wears a pink vest while Shuichi has blue hair. The UI is also pink when you play as Kaede, and blue when you play as Shuichi.
  • Inverted in Darius: Proco wears red while Tiat wears blue.
  • Delicious: The young twins, Emilia and Vito, wear matching rompers in pink and blue, respectively. Also, as of the 2017 design overhaul, their older sister Paige wears pink while their father Patrick wears blue.
  • Donkey Kong:
  • Dragon Quest:
    • In Dragon Quest II, the Princess of Moonbrooke wears pink. The Prince of Midenhall wears blue.
    • Dragon Quest V has the Hero's children Parry and Madchen. Parry's outfit is entirely blue, while Madchen wears a dark pink/purple cape, and official art shows her white robe has a very light pinkish tinge to it.
  • In the two games made by Dreaming Games, Dreaming Mary and (the Quietly Cancelled) Blue Dreams, heavily emphasizes on the colors pink for the female protagonist in the former game and, well, blue for the male protagonist in the latter.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Half-Identical Twins Palom and Porom wear blue and pink, respectively. Porom even has pink hair, despite Palom and her younger self both having brown hair.
    • Final Fantasy VI Terra wears red/pink while Locke and Edgar wear blue.
    • Final Fantasy VII has a subtle one with Cloud and Tifa, apart from clothing, Tifa has red eyes while Cloud has (mako infused) blue ones.
      • The less subtle example is Aerith and the SOLIDER boys (Zack and Cloud) as she has her iconic bright pink dress while Zack and Cloud have the bluish SOLIDER-uniforms.
    • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance has Marche (the Blue Boy) and Ritz (the Pink Girl).
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2: Serah in pink (and white, with lots of revealing holes) and Noel in blue for their original costumes.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • A creative take on this appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade; While Roy and Lilina's outfits play this trope straight, as they wear blue and red respectively, their hair colours invert it instead. Only their eyes stay consistently blue, though.
    • In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, the under-leveled recruit Amelia wears pink in her portrait, yet wears blue in battle scenes. At least, until she achieves higher ranks, in which case she wears pink armor even as a general.
    • In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, the blue-haired and armored Hero Samson ends up in the services of the pink-armored General Sheena. They end up becoming Love Interests to each other. Also applies in the remake in regards to the General class: male Generals don blue armor in battle, while female Generals wear pink armor.
    • In Fire Emblem Heroes, the Askr royal duo are color-coded. Alfonse has dark blue hair (with gold tips), his sword Fólkvangr is decorated with a light blue gemstone, and his special attacks surround him with a blue aura. Sharena, on the other hand, has blonde hair with pink tips (though it's hard to tell), has a pink gemstone in her spear Fensalir, and is surrounded by pink energy when she unleashes a special attack.
  • Galaxy Angel: The trope can be played straight in the first trilogy if Milfeulle is chosen as the romantic partner, as she provides the pink to the blue of Tact Mayers.
  • In Game Builder Garage, the two hosts of the Interactive Lessons mode are living pointers named Alice and Bob. Alice, having the feminine name, is colored pink while Bob (who bears the masculine name) is blue.
  • In Golden Sun, all three pairs of villains (with the possible exception of Agatio, who looks more green than blue) are dressed like this. There's also Jenna and Piers from the second game.
  • Hidden City: Rayden Storke and Kira Woodville, who are sent as the Upper City's representatives to find the Mystery Solver in the Lower region, respectively wears navy and magenta uniforms.
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist: Conversed by Tammy when she's pregnant with Echinacea. She remembers when babies used to be swaddled in pink blankets for girls and blue ones for boys, but she thinks it's ridiculous.
  • Ice Climber: Popo wears a blue parka while Nana wears a pink/red one.
  • Kirby: Lolo and Lala's Dream Land-dwelling Expies, Lololo and Lalala, are naturally also guilty of this. However, the title character of their series is a pink boy.
  • In Klonoa, particularly Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, Klonoa, a rabbit-creature boy, wears a blue outfit, and his female priestess friend, Lolo, wears a pink outfit.
  • Legendary Wings has Michelle Heart note  and Kevin Walker.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III plays this straight with both Juna Crowford being the pink girl to Kurt Vander's blue boy, with their hair colors.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Princess Zelda, in Ocarina of Time, predominantly wears pink (like many of her ancestors and descendants). When disguised as the male-looking Sheik, however, she wears blue.
    • Notably subverted in some of the games, however. Zelda wears blue and white in A Link to the Past, purple and white in Twilight Princess, and blue (like Link) in Breath of the Wild. Additionally, both the Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild Zeldas have white ceremonial garb.
    • The BOTW Link actually both plays this straight and averts this. In his native games his Zelda wears blue alongside him but in Smash the Zelda in that game wears pink. If supplemental material is to be believed he is just as willing to protect that Zelda as he is his own.
  • Both Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Star Force have the main character (Mega Man) decked out in blue and a close female friend (Roll and Sonia/Harp Note respectively) who wears pink.
  • In Metal Gear Solid, Snake is highlighted in blue while Meryl has red hair.
    • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Mistral has dark red hair and red/purple aura while Raiden has blue lighting and sword sword streaks. Until he becomes Jack the Ripper again.
  • Monster Hunter:
    • Two of the signature monsters of the series are Rathian and Rathalos, green and red wyverns that are respectively the female and male of the same species. Among the first subspecies you run into in most games from Monster Hunter G onwards are Pink Rathian and Azure (blue) Rathalos.
    • In an inversion, the red-and-pink Teostra are male, while the blue Lunastra are female.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Inverted with Liu Kang and his love interest Kitana. He usually wears red while she wears blue.
    • Played oddly-straight with Rain and Mileena. They're both associated with the color purple, but his outfits are a more bluish purple while hers are more red/magenta.
  • Mr. Hopp's Playhouse 2: Besides Mr. Hopp wearing blue pants, there is Mr. Stripes wearing a blue tie and Ms. Bo with a pink bow, pink pants, and pink markings.
  • NiGHTS into Dreams…, another SEGA franchise from Sonic Team, has Claris (pink hair and eyes) and Elliot (blue hair and eyes), both examples of Curtains Match the Window as well. And then NiGHTS itself is mostly purple and nobody can tell which gender it is.
  • Subverted in Panel de Pon; Sharbet and Elias both have primarily blue color schemes and are both female, like the rest of the fairies.
  • In Parodius, TwinBee and WinBee from TwinBee, the sunfish Mambo and Samba, Option and Multiple, and the babies Upa and Rupa, from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, are blue and pink. Vic Viper's theme is blue, and Lord British's theme is pink. Pentarou and Hanako would be blue and pink, but Hanako appears more as an orange-red. Doitsu and Soitsu are both male, and appear blue and pink, though Soitsu may be red. The fairies Memin and Sue are blue and pink, and both female. Dracula and Kid D are blue and pink, but Kid D's gender is not known.
  • Persona 3:
    • Persona 3 Portable has different color-coded menu screens depending on the gender the player selects for their protagonist — naturally, pink for the girl and blue for the guy. Additionally, the boy has blue hair, whereas the girl has red hair.
    • The first two party members to join the MC follow this theme as well; Yukari is almost never seen without wearing something pink, and Junpei, apart from his blue shirt, never takes off his blue hat.
  • Pokémon:
    • Inverted with the Nidoran family. Male members are pink and purple. Female members are blue. The shiny versions, however, play the trope straight (with the exception of Nidoqueen, whose shiny version is predominantly green).
    • Latias and Latios (twin dragons and legendary Pokémon) are red/female and blue/male, respectively.
    • Starting from the third generation onward, the font color on certain game menus (like the save screen) will be either blue or red/pink depending on whether the player character is male or female, respectively. In the fourth-generation games, the Poketch and the Pokegear are similarly color-coded. Also, the text of NPCs in FireRed and LeafGreen will change color depending on their gender — red for girls, blue for boys, black for Pokémon and computers.
    • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the two female Team Galactic admins, Mars and Jupiter, have red and pink hair respectively, while the male admin, Saturn, and the leader, Cyrus, both have blue hair.
    • Pokémon Black and White has the Water/Ghost jellyfish Jellicent. Males are blue with a large mustache, while females are pink, lack a mustache, and have lipstick and eyelashes. The same goes for their pre-evolution forms, Frillish, which are light blue when male and pink when female. Male Frillish also have an perpetually angry expression, while females are all smiles.
    • The Team Skull grunts in Pokémon Sun and Moon follow this. Female grunts have pink hair while males have blue hair.
    • Pokémon Sword and Shield's Indeedee have blue markings next to their eyes for the males and pink for the females.
    • In Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, during the end credits, the female Japanese developers' names are highlighted in pink. This isn't the case for the non-Japanese people though (maybe because English speakers would be more likely to recognize their genders from their names).
  • Poppy Playtime: This appears to be Playtime Co.'s way of developing genders to their toys. We first meet Huggy Wuggy, a blue creature, in Chapter 1, and we later encounter his female counterpart, Kissy Missy, in Chapter 2, who is pink. Also in Chapter 2, the pink Mommy Long Legs is shown to have a male counterpart called Daddy Long Legs, who is blue.
  • Portal 2: Using the franchise's color scheme of blue and orange instead of blue and pink. Female voiced GLaDOS has an orange eye, and male voiced Wheatley has a blue eye. Also applies to the robots in the Cooperative Testing Initiative — Atlas has a more masculine body shape and a blue eye, while the more feminine shaped P-body has an orange eye.
  • Professor Layton's young companions fit the trope. His apprentice, Luke, wears a blue hat and blue sweater, while his adopted daughter Flora wears a pink hair ribbon and either a white and pink (Professor Layton and the Curious Village) or pink and brown (the other games) dress.
  • In Resident Evil 2, the main playable characters are also color coded in this way, with Leon in a blue uniform and Claire in a pink/light red 'biker' outfit as seen this awesome wallpaper. Claire wears red for the rest of her games and Leon wears blue in Resident Evil 6 respectively.
    • Ada also wears red in all her appearances to contrast to Leon.
    • In Resident Evil 5, Chris wears green military fatigues while his female partner Sheva Alomar wears a purple tank top.
    • In the aforementioned Resident Evil 6, Leon's female companion is Helena Harper. Earlier in the game she wears a lilac short-sleeved shirt while Leon wears a black jacket and blue jeans. During the China mission, Helena switches to a burgundy shirt over a white tank top while Leon wears a blue shirt under a black vest.
  • Zig-zagged with Baby King from the Richman series. Despite being a female, she wears blue in most titles (to the point that players can't tell her gender until the witch in the spell hut cast an effect to all female characters,) except in 5 where she wears pink.
  • In Rod Land, Rit has pink hair while Tam has blue hair.
  • In Secret of Mana, the male lead, Randi, wears blue, while the female lead, Primm, wears pink. Played with in that there's also a third party member, the sprite Popoi, who has an Ambiguous Gender and wears green.
  • Shovel Knight: Straight example with the titular hero and his partner Shield Knight (although, as noted above, she wears red instead).
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • The titular character is a male hedgehog with blue fur, while Amy Rose is a female hedgehog with pink fur. Since the Dreamcast era, Amy has been wearing all red to go with her pink fur.
    • The two playable characters of the Sonic Rush games are Sonic and Blaze. The latter is a lavender-furred cat with a purple tailcoat, and her fur turns pink and her coat red when she becomes Burning Blaze. But ultimately, this is averted since Sonic himself becomes yellow upon transforming into his Golden Super Mode when they're together onscreen.
    • The default Extreme Gear for male Xbox Live Avatars in Sonic Free Riders is blue, while its female equivalent is pink. The description of the latter lampshades it.
    This model from Accelovice's women's line is a favorite among female riders. The fact that it's pink doesn't hurt!
    • Sonic Riders: Jet the Hawk is male and has green feathers. Wave the Swallow is female and has purple feathers.
  • Pixel and Chisel from Stay Tooned! are sister and brother cats who have pink and blue fur, respectively.
  • Story of Seasons (2014) has this with the children in the crawling stage; the backs of the babies' bonnets will be pink for the girl and blue for the boy. This isn't present when they're small babies (and they can't be interacted with) and dropped when they grow up to be elementary age, as then they're dressed in orange and blue.
  • Jacques (the Blue Boy) and Aila (the Pink Girl) from Suikoden III.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Although he is associated with the color red because of his hat and shirt, Mario's outfit also includes blue overalls, and his love interest, Princess Peach, wears pink. note 
    • Toad is also commonly associated with blue while his Distaff Counterpart Toadette is associated with pink.
  • The exclusive robots of the protagonists of Super Robot Wars Advance. Axel Almer gets the blue Soulgain, whereas Lamia Loveless gets the pink Angelg.
  • Super Sized Family plays this straight for the babies, where Jessica has a pink pacifier and Jonathan has a blue one, but downplays it for the toddlers, where Sullivan has a blue shirt and Virginia has a pink dress but with a blue flower on it.
  • Tales of Phantasia has pink-haired Arche and her blue-haired boyfriend Chester.
  • Inverted in Tales of Symphonia: Colette, chosen of Sylverant, wears a blue and white robe. Zelos, the chosen of Tethe'alla, wears pink.
  • Milla and Jude, the dual protagonists of Tales of Xillia are colour-coded this way, reflected in both their outfits and the colour of the game menu depending on which of their routes is currently being played. Inverted by the Big Bad Duumvirate, in a deliberate attempt to contrast them with the heroes: Muzet wears light blue and white to contrast Jude's dark blue and black outfit, and Gaius wears dark red and black to contrast Milla's pink.
    • Also inverted by Milla and Jude themselves in the sequel, where Jude wears a red shirt under his lab coat and Milla's white outfit has blue accents.
  • Tanuki Justice stars a pair of andromorphic tanuki ninja siblings, the sister which has pink fur. While the brother has brown fur, his ninja outfit is blue.
  • Tomato Adventure: The player character, DeMille, is a boy who wears blue clothes. His girlfriend, Patharan, wears pink clothes.
  • Tomodachi Life has several instances:
    • Babies can wear blue or pink if they are confident, depending on their gender. During their birth when their gender is revealed, the "boy/girl" text is color coded to blue or red, respectively.
    • Done more literally with sleeping couples: the husband wears blue pajamas, while the wife wears pink pajamas.
    • Male travelers wear blue shorts with their uniform; female travelers wear a red skirt.
    • As you are helping a Mii propose to their sweetheart, their subtitles are color-coded; the boy's are blue, while the girl's are red.
  • Twin Cobra II: Player 1's helicopter is blue and is piloted by a male, Player 2's helicopter is red and is piloted by a female.
  • In Twinbee, the blue Twinbee and the pink Winbee (which also has a heart-shaped cockpit) are piloted respectively by Light and his girl cousin Pastel, who wear the same colors as on their ships.
  • In Ultima III on the NES, played straight with the blue Alchemist, Druid, Fighter and Wizard, and pink Cleric, Illusionist, Lark and Paladin. Averted with the pink Barbarian, Thief, and Ranger.
  • This is the colour scheme most often given to Akari and Ricky in 1080 and Wave Race. They are also implied to be a couple.
  • Wind Mice from the Wild ARMs series fall into this, with male Wind Mice being pale blue (Hanpan from the first game, Isaac from the anime) and female Wind Mice being a soft pink (Fille from Wild ARMs: Million Memories, Jerusha from the anime).
  • Will You Snail? features Dallin, a male scientist represented by a blue avatar, and Unicorn, his feminine-presenting AI creation represented by a pink avatar.
  • In A Witch's Tale, Gretel wears pink while Hansel wears blue. Subverted since both are girls.
  • Inverted in Dragon Ball Online, in which male Majin's are pink and females are blue. Player character Majins can switch it though, or be gray. Continued in Dragon Ball Xenoverse.

    Web Animation 
  • DSBT InsaniT: This is done using hair-colors with brother-and-sister Bill and Whitney.
  • Food Chain: Mammal is pink and her male mate is blue.
  • Mystery Skulls Animated: Inverted; Vivi has blue hair, eyes and clothes and is in a relationship with Lewis, who has purple hair, eyes and clothes, though unlike Vivi his attire also throws some black and white into the mix.
  • TheOdd1sOut: James briefly wears a blue shirt and his sister is in a pink one in his video "My Poetry Teacher".
  • The OMG most Original fanfic Idea EVER pairs up the blue furred Sonic the Hedgehog with a pink female counterpart originally named "Pinky".
  • Ted

  • Bad Machinery: Shauna acquires a strange "dog".
    Jack: How can you tell it's a boy?
    Shauna: The obvious way. He prefers BLUE.
  • Used in Bittersweet Candybowl, where Lucy, the heroine, wears a pink ribbon, while Mike, the male hero, wears a blue scarf.
  • In Diamond and Dazzle, the female Diamond's coat is pink in contrast to the male Dazzle's blue collar.
  • In El Goonish Shive, an extra switches from wearing a pink shirt to a blue one when they are gender flipped.
  • Inverted in Fan Dan Go where a male character, Zephyr, has candyfloss pink hair, while his female compatriot, Sarin, has sky blue hair.
  • Discussed in Hero Oh Hero regarding magical cats, some of which are for some reason red instead of the usual green.
    Hevel: Red and green aren't gendered colors, are they?
    Kimberley: Yes GOOD JOB. They signify gender as much as they do strength, good job. You finally got my point.
    Hevel: Yeah, otherwise they'd have to be pink and blue cats.
    Kimberley: NO! THAT IS NOT MY POINT.
  • In Homestuck, the first two protagonists introduced are John, who types in blue, and Rose, who types in purple. However their sprites, Nanna and Jaspers, invert the trope, and in troll society, fuschia-blooded trolls are always female.
  • Commented on by Millie in Ozy and Millie; one about her needing to 'staple pink frilly stuff' to herself to remind Stephan that she's a girl, and another where she thinks pink is a bit of a girly colour for herself. The pink here is her own skin after being hit with the defoliation Running Gag that Simpson had set up. As far as fur colour is concerned, Ozy is white-grey (Arctic fox), while Millie is red-orange (red fox). Make of that what you will.
  • Parallax: In the Henshin Hero duo, Lomax is the pink one and Lewi is blue. Even though none of them is a girl, they fit well as a Sensitive Guy and Manly Man.
  • Zig-zagged in The Princess (2009): the title character, Sarah, plays this straight by seeming to move about in a cloud of pink glitter and sparkles. Inverted with her father, who is often seen in a pink shirt while her mother prefers blue. An ironic lampshading, given that Sarah is a trans girl.
  • Star Impact inverts this trope with Aster, who frequently wears blue, and Puck, who frequently wears pink. What's more, those are their hair colors as well.
  • Thinking Too Much to Think Positively: In the "displaced" part of "Dial D for Dysphoria" part one, the boys are grouped into a blue background, the girls into pink and the confused, dysphoric teenage Xan into Gloomy Gray.
  • Used in VG Cats with Leo (who wears blue and has grey fur) and Aeris (who wears mainly purple-pink clothes and has pink fur).
  • Zoophobia's Tentadora and Styx have pink hair (plus dress, heels and eyes) and blue...fur(?) respectively.

    Web Original 
  • On the Fanfiction website Archive of Our Own, one of the colored boxes next to the story's title specifies the genders of the main pairing: Blue for Slash, red for femslash, purple for Het.
  • The two authors of Cinnamon Bunzuh! distinguish their text from one another by having one in pink and the other in blue.
  • On the Elephant Database, table cells containing data on male elephants have a blue background, while those containing data on female elephants have a pink background. If an elephant's gender is unknown, its data cells are beige. For living elephants, this includes the cell containing the animal's name (if known); name cells for deceased elephants are, except on tables where all the animals listed have died, white regardless of gender.
  • This youtube video combines this concept with Girls Have Cooties for a cute little short.
  • Getting Dressed - Queen Victoria - Christmas 1848: This video from CrowsEyeProductions recreates the 1848 Christmas celebration at Windsor Castle. Queen Victoria is shown wearing a pink dress, and Prince Albert wears a black suit with a blue sash, representing his membership in the Order of the Garter (the sash is seen more clearly in Albert's own video).
  • The website Girls Ask Guys uses this scheme to differentiate between male and female users, by highlighting their username, their 'rank', and, if asking the question, their rating stars with the respective colour. If the user has not yet chosen an avatar, they sport a silhouette of their gender with the corresponding shade, too.
  • The "Grammatical gender" article on Wikipedia is illustrated by a cartoonish image of a male and female cat; they look exactly the same, but the former wears a blue bow on its tail and the latter, pink.
  • Taken to the logical extreme in JeongMee Yoon's series of pictures.
  • Used in the Kittisaurus merchandise to differentiate Coco (male) and Lala (female) more easily. Coco key chains will sport a pale blue hat while the Lala keychains will wear a pink one.
  • The earliest episodes of Kids React has the wallpaper of the room changed accordingly to match the gender of the featured kid. The notable exemptions were (the original) Morgan and Marlhy, who both mainly appeared in the blue room during their earliest episodes before eventually "complying" with the theme.
  • Neopets: On user/pet lookups and user forum posts, the gender attribute display uses blue text for "Male" and pink text for "Female". (The "Other" gender option for users that was later added uses black text.)
  • In the Nightmare Time episode "Abstinence Camp," the titular abstinence camp has color-coded uniforms for both the campers and the counselors - pink shirts for girls, and blue shirts for boys. When Steph asks to wear a blue shirt instead of pink, she's laughed at and dismissed by the counselor.
  • Discussed in The Nostalgia Chick's analysis of the original The Transformers cartoon, referring to both Arcee and Elita One. Elita One was the Distaff Counterpart of Optimus Prime, and so (leader/girl) pink to his (leader) red and (boy) blue coloring. Elita One's Amazon Brigade otherwise had nothing with the trope, her soldiers appearing in all kinds of colours. Arcee, being the one girl starting the third season, was pink, and so was her (intended) love interest Hot Rod in a magenta shade ("aging" to red when he became Rodimus Prime). From there, the trope gets interesting in that pink is a noticeable colour choice among the Autobot females, but also among the Decepticon males (though not much in the cartoon because that ended long before the toyline did). Hun-Grrr, Misfire, the Seacons, Skullcruncher, Spinister, Fangry, Gaihawk, Barricade, Roller Force, and Horri-Bull, among others, all sport a good level of pink. Blue is more equally divided between the factions.
  • Meredith Gran, who does the webcomic Octopus Pie, also did a little animated cartoon about a boy and a girl up in the Arctic.
  • Take a close look at the icons used by Snopes sometime. For the categories involving urban legends centered on certain people, the males get an icon of a blue-haired boy while the females get an icon of a pink-haired girl.
  • SuperMarioLogan
    • In "Cody's Sister!", Cody is revealed to have a twin sister named Katy. Katy wears a pink shirt and hat while her brother wears a blue shirt and hat.
    • In "Jeffy's Sister!", Jeffy's imaginary sister, Feebee wears a pink shirt and helmet, while Jeffy wears a blue helmet and a yellow shirt.
  • In this vlog a young girl unboxes a pair of rabbit fur coats her parents bought her, one dyed pink and the other blue. The blue one is a size too small so they have to send it back. Her dad jokes they should just give it to her little brother.

    Real Life 
  • Luvs once marketed pink and blue diapers for girls and boys respectively. The color-coding was more for the parents' convenience; the diapers' design differed between the ones for boys and the ones for girls: there was more absorbent material either in front (for boys) or beneath (for girls) depending on which one they were intended for. They don't do this any more, possibly for the manufacturer's convenience.
    • Huggies Pullups and other absorbent training pants, on the other hand, continue to be colored in pink and blue, because toilet training tends to coincide with the time when children develop gender roles.
    • This seems to have been a general thing of the nineties: both Huggies and Pampers (the two biggest brands in the UK) had this through all their range, with only newborn and prem size nappies in unisex green and white. Both dropped it later for single forms packaged in green, yellow or orange (possibly because new materials meant that they no longer have big pads of cotton wadding in them- like ladies' pads, they all now have a gel core).
  • Older Than Radio in Real Life (and well before most other Real Life cited examples of this): The following comes from historian Tamara Plakins Thornton in a book on the history of handwriting instruction. Because eighteenth- and nineteenth-century etiquette recommended teaching different handwriting styles to people of different genders and social ranks (so that one could tell at a glance whether a letter came from a woman, from a member of the lower classes, or from someone socially important), at least one author of handwriting textbooks for the American upper/middle classes color-coded the books by gender. "In 1845[,] writing master James French issued two copybooks, a Gentlemen's Writing Book, bound in blue, and a Ladies ' Writing Book, bound in pink. In the former, French's male students practiced their mercantile running hand [a script style used by 18th- and 19th-century American and English businessmen] ... while their female counterparts rehearsed the ladies' epistolary [a more delicate and ornamented writing style, taught to women and girls of the era instead of the styles considered proper for males] ... " Source: Handwriting in America: A Cultural History by historian Tamara Plakins Thornton, 1998, p. 43. This early American example of Pink Girl Blue Boy is apparently also the sole pre-20th-century example.
  • In the Netherlands, it's traditional for parents and older siblings to serve rusk topped with muisjes — little sugar-covered aniseed sprinkles — to visitors, colleagues, and classmates to celebrate the birth of a newborn. While initially only available in a pink/white mix, a blue/white mix became available in the early 90's and is now generally used when a boy is born. Since 1938, an orange/white mix has been produced for the short period after a royal birth, and with the "birth" of the new pope in 2005, some Catholic institutions handed out rusks topped with a yellow/white mix, though these were not widely sold in supermarkets, if at all.
  • In the 1920s, pink was deemed more appropriate for boys due to its close associations with red. Blue was assigned to girls since it was more “delicate and dainty” and had close ties to the imagery of the Virgin Mary. This practice continued until the 1940s, when the gender colors were reversed and became the stereotypes that we are still familiar with today.
    • Before this, babies were usually seen in white or undyed clothes — possibly to symbolise innocence, also possibly because families in those days tended to be large and cloth was more expensive, so parents wanted clothes that would only be worn for a few months to be useful on all their children.
    • Just before this trope come into force, Jerome K. Jerome wrote an anguished (but very funny) article of how, now it was suddenly the social convention for babies to actually be brought out in polite company, it had given rise to the social minefield of randomly guessing what pronouns to use for 'baby', and the offence it caused if one got them wrong.
  • You can buy pink stocks and grips for a number of guns, including the AR-15 and AK-47.
  • Many restroom signs are pink for women and blue for men. This may even go as far as the restroom's wall color, and some bathrooms take it even further. Pink and blue toilets for their respective bathrooms, pink or blue sinks, pink or blue dryers/paper towel dispensers (although, thankfully, the paper inside is still white or brown), and yes, even pink or blue liquid soap.
    • In some regions of France, the colours never got switched, and pink is still male while light-blue is female. Another thing is that on municipal campsites the restrooms are sometimes only indicated by colour. Cue outsiders used to this trope accidentally walking into the wrong bathroom.
    • Sometimes, while the female restroom retains its pink color scheme, the male restroom could also be green.
  • The cere (the small patch of skin above the beak) of a male parakeet is blue. That of the female is brown.
  • Germany's outfits the 2012 Olympic Games Parade of Nations.
  • The Pink and Blue Project, an artwork in South Korea.
  • In Russian, "pink" is a slang term for lesbians, and "light blue" is a slang term for gay men.
  • When the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is in adult breeding plumage, the colour at the base of the lower mandible can be used as part of a series of visual cues to estimate the sex of the bird: the male usually has a bluish or bluish-grey base whereas the female usually has a pinkish base.
    • Similarly, in budgerigars the cere (featherless area around the nostrils) is pink for females and blue for males.
  • Some LGBT+ pride flags use pink and blue to represent femininity and masculinity:
    • There are several different lesbian pride flags, but most of them heavily feature pink, frequently in multiple shades which represent femininity, among other things.
    • Among the designs for the gay male pride flag (not to be confused with the "rainbow" gay pride flag, which is increasingly used to represent homosexuality regardless of gender, or sometimes the LGBT+ community as a whole), most of them use shades of blue.
    • The transgender pride flag has light blue stripes representing trans men and pink stripes representing trans women (as well as a white stripe representing non-binary people).
    • The pansexual pride flag has a magenta stripe representing attraction to women, and a cyan stripe representing attraction to men, sandwiching a yellow stripe representing attraction to people who identify as neither male nor female.
    • The polysexual flag, similarly to the pansexual flag, has a pink stripe representing attraction to women, a blue stripe representing attraction to men, and a green stripe representing attraction to non-binary people.
    • In some other pride flags, such as the bisexual, non-binary, and intersex flags, purple, which is a mix of blue and pink, is used to represent a mixture of masculinity and femininity. However, that's not always the case; for example, the purple in the asexual pride flag represents community and has nothing to do with gender.
  • In Roman Catholic art, it's not uncommon to invert this trope with Jesus and Mary, with the two being given red and blue clothing, respectively. Red is a color heavily associated with Christ, considering its symbolism with both blood and love.

"Well, it's a jungle out there
The year 2018, I didn't think
We'd still be sorting babies into blue and pink"
Grace Petrie, "Black Tie"

Alternative Title(s): Pinky And The Blue Boy, Blue Boy Pink Girl