Pink is the color of a flower of the same name which is a pale shade of red. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most associated with charm, courtesy, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance. . A combination of pink and white is associated with chastity and innocence, while a combination of pink and black is associated with eroticism and seduction. In the 21st century, pink is considered a symbol of femininity, although this was not always the case: in the 1920s, pink was considered a color that reflected masculinity.