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Fuschia / Magenta shades

Shades of Fuchsia / Magenta. Bottom: Background left & text: fuchsia; background right: deep fuchsia; dots (left): hot pink | deep pink; dots (right): dark magenta | neon | fashion | antique fuchsia. © Jacci Howard Bear; licensed to About.com

| Cool, Calming Colors | Warm, Exciting Colors | Mixed Cool/Warm Colors | Unifying Neutral Colors Subtractive Primaries

Cyan, magenta, and yellow are the subtractive primaries used in process color printing.

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Question: What Color is Fuchsia?


Designers familiar with four-color process printing or desktop printer users who frequently have to refill ink cartridges, will recognize fuchsia as the M in CMYK or the pinkish ink cartridge that is sometimes referred to as the red ink — magenta, a pinkish-red color.


Answer: On the purple side of pink, fuchsia is another name for magenta, the pinkish-red ink used in CMYK color printing made of equal parts of red and blue. Named for the pink-purple flower of the fuchsia plant, it is sometimes described as hot pink, reddish-purple, vivid pink, light purple, etc. Antique fuchsia is a more lavender-leaning shade of fuchsia.

Common misspelling: fuschia

Some of the faces of fuchsia and magenta:

  • Fuchsia (Web color) | Hex #FF00FF | RGB 255,0,255
  • Hot Pink (Web color) | Hex #FF69B4 | RGB 255,105,180
  • Deep Pink | Hex #FF1493 | RGB 255,20,147
  • Dark Magenta (Web color) | Hex #8B008B | RGB 139,0,139
  • Neon Fuchsia | Hex #FE59C2 | RGB 254,89,194
  • Fashion Fuchsia | Hex #F400A1 | RGB 244,0,161
  • Deep Fuchsia (Crayola: Fuchsia) | Hex #C154C1 | RGB 193,84,193
  • Antique Fuchsia | Hex #915C83 | RGB 145,92,131

The SVG color keywords fuchsia and magenta are both for the Web color #FF00FF. The CSS color keyword for #FF00FF is fuchsia. #FF00FF is also one of the browser safe color. The keywords hotpink and darkmagenta are for #FF69B4 and #8B008B respectively.

  • Fuchsia / Magenta is a mixed warm/cool color.
  • Although fuchsia, like pink, is often consider a feminine color, it's not soft or genteel. It's a playful color that can be sophisticated when paired with cool, dark colors. Too much fuchsia can be overwhelming.


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