Magenta

Magenta (/məˈɛntə/) is a color that is variously defined as pinkish-purplish-red,[1] reddish-purplish-pink or mauvish-crimson.[2] On color wheels of the RGB (additive) and CMY (subtractive) color models, it is located exactly midway between red and blue. It is one of the four colors of ink used in color printing by an inkjet printer, along with yellow, black, and cyan, to make all other colors. The tone of magenta used in printing is called "printer's magenta". It is also a shade of purple.

Magenta
 
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FF00FF
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 0, 255)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k)(0, 100, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v)(300°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(60, 137, 308°)
SourceCSS Color Module Level 3
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Magenta took its name from an aniline dye made and patented in 1859 by the French chemist François-Emmanuel Verguin, who originally called it fuchsine. It was renamed to celebrate the Italian-French victory at the Battle of Magenta fought between the French and Austrians on 4 June 1859 near the Italian town of Magenta in Lombardy.[3][4] A virtually identical color, called roseine, was created in 1860 by two British chemists, Chambers Nicolson and George Maule.

The web color magenta is also called fuchsia.


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