The meaning behind magenta

Create bright designs with the mysterious and captivating magenta.

About the color

Magenta is a pretty unique color. Not only because it is not found in the visible spectrum of light (we don't see it, our brain creates it by mixing violet and red). But because we know the exact year and day magenta got its name.

In 1859, French chemist Emmanuel Verguin invented a synthetic purplish-red aniline dye. He sold the production process of "fuchsine" (named after a Fuchsia plant with red flowers) to silk dyers Francisque and Joseph Renard. At that time, the brothers provided uniforms for many European armies. On June 4, 1859, after the famous Franco-Austrian battle of Magenta (near Milan), the color won its official name.

Type Value
HEX #ff00ff
RGB 255, 0, 255
CMYK 0, 1, 0, 0

Application in design

Magenta is a very inspirational color that is associated with harmony, balance, cheerfulness, and love.

It also stands for creativity, practicality, and is used in branding by many tech companies like LG, T Mobile, and Flickr.

The bright and unique magenta is a great choice when it comes to creating striking, memorable designs. The color combines well with all primary colors – blue, green, and yellow.

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