Must have been a fun meeting where all the Alpha Quadrant races sat down to argue what colour the transporter and phasers would be for each species.
"I'm having red phasers!"
"No, I'm having red phasers! You can have a purple & yellow transporter beam with sparkles!"
The Cardassians must have turned up late that's why they originally ended up with Pink phasers!
That might actually make a fun episode - we´ve definitely seen worse