Dear White People, you are not so white.
Low melanin does not mean snowy skin. Your color is not alabaster. You are pink or rose.
The RGB values of the actual color white are [255,255,255]. What are the colors in that skin image?
They vary from [245,223, 225] to [138,62,64]. At their lightest this person is off-white.
But even off-white is overstating the amount of whiteness in a White person. Here is a graph of the most common colors, sized by number of pixels (using http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/color-summarizer/):
Looking at the color data in detail (same order as above):
|% of image||color name||tags|
|32.48%||paper doll||pale blossom chestnut doll eunry flare grayish mamma mia paper pink|
|20.80%||rosy brown||careys oriental rosy rosybrown tuscany brown pink|
|20.48%||old rose||old rose|
|16.88%||cavern pink||as beauty bush candy cavern coral dust oyster storm sweet pink|
|9.36%||copper rust||copper quickstep rust|
|0%||white||not the actual color of white people|
Let’s look at those tags to see what they have in common from one swatch to the next. I’m looking…. Looking…. Um. The only words that reappear are rose and pink. Rose is in there twice, pink three times. So the choice is between rose and pink, and pink wins by a nose.
So, Dear Pink People,
You are not so white. I realize that pink is not as badass. Angels are white. Good guys’ cowboy hats are white. Pink is a girl color!
The truth is what it is. Own it.
In reply to Mr. Pink, the reason you are Mr. Pink is that you are pink.
A Pink Person