In my previous research post I left the colour choice of the lollipop undecided. Pink and red are both great for conveying the ideas I intend to portray, however I have decided on using red over pink as it is more universal. I was attracted to using pink for it’s ability to play on values of innocence and childlike qualities, while also conveying a sense of artificiality. This would be great for my image, however pink also carries strong feminine stereotype, which is not as ideal. I want my image to be applicable and relevant to anyone – young or old, male or female, as tooth decay is something that can affect anyone.
So instead of pink, I am going to go with the traditional colourful swirl of that is so widely recognised. Blues, greens, yellows, and most importantly red as it is such a vibrant colour conveying excitement and energy.