Color Your World: Fushia and Magenta

Fuchsia and Magenta: Crayola, not RGB

Hanging basket of fushia

Hanging basket of fuchsia

Strangely, it turns out that in the RGB color model and in web colors (but not in Crayola), fuchsia and magenta are exactly the same color, made by mixing blue and red light at full and equal intensity. The fuchsia plant more closely shows Crayola’s colors of fuchsia and magenta.

Jennifer’s Color Your World Challenge: Fuchsia and Magenta

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