Does pink pacify prisoners? The criminal allure of Baker-Miller Pink

Tom Bishop
7 min readApr 16, 2021

If you get yourself thrown into prison in the US or Switzerland, you may find that your cell walls have been painted pink.

This is because a particular shade of pink has been reported to calm us down and reduce aggression.

But does it work? And if so, how?

Tom Bishop

Hackney, east London; has written for BBC News website, Gay Times, Diva & Attitude.