Fuchsia is a bright pink color composed of red tinged with blue. This is based on the color of one of the first artificial dyes introduced in 1859 that was initially marketed as fuchsine. The same dye was latter marketed as magenta. As such, magenta and fuchsia are essentially the same color. Being one of the first artificial dyes, fuchsia was perceived as an unbelievably bright color in the 19th century and was popular in the fashions of the day alongside other early synthetics such as mauve. The following are common types of fuchsia.
NotesFuchsia is often defined as purple+red. However, purple itself is red+blue. As such, it is more direct to say that fuchsia is composed of red with a tinge of blue. Mixes of red+blue are perceived as purple where they are close to blue. Where they are close to red they are perceived as pink. Fuchsia is perceived as pink and is close to other bright pinks such as hot pink.
This is the complete list of articles we have written about color palettes.
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
© 2010-2023 Simplicable. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of materials found on this site, in any form, without explicit permission is prohibited.
View credits & copyrights or citation information for this page.