Talk:Fuchsia (color)

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Old stuff[edit]

So which is it, #FF00FF or #F400A1? The #F400A1 seems to have come from some guy's guesstimate in Talk:Magenta; is that really anything to go on? --Darksasami 08:06, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Just about everyone knows FF00FF is magenta, as indicated by the M in CMYK. Is CMYK ever called CFYK?? Do a Google search on CFYK and what will Google favor?? Georgia guy 18:59, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Weird, the color on the template at the bottom and the color in the image are not the same o.O Flammifer 18:48, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Exactly my case. Very confusing. --Oop 13:33, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Okay... so... my idea here is that fuchsia is FF00FF. Outside of printing and science, magenta is a dark pink, whereas fuchsia is always the pure light purple color. F400A1 seems to me to be more like what magenta actually is in real life (then again, magenta is a MUCH broader term than fuchsia).

Whether or not "fuchsia" is the term used in printing is 100% irrelevant. That's ike saying that light blue isn't 00FFFF, becuase it's not LBMYK. Just because there's another word for it doesn't mean that it's not a proper color.

That may not have made altogether too much sense. Apologies. Matt Yeager 23:40, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Moreover, this article is categorized under Shades of red and magenta under shades of violet. If the colors are equal, doesn't it make sense for them to go under the same category?? 23:57, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Returning to a right color[edit]

As this page was originally set up with Fuchsia as #F400A1 instead of the #FF00FF. Let me explain the reasoning. Fuchsia is a flower/fashion color. Magenta is a toner/processing color. Some computer guy messed up when they called FF00FF "Fuchsia". Just because there is a web color called "Fuchsia" that is not what this article is about. It is about approximating the actual color from fashion and from the flower.

If anyone has anything to talk on this, we can possibly add an explaination. Right now the Magenta color page and the Fuchsia color page are showing the exact same colors, when clearly they are NOT the same visible color. Feel free to comment on this. --WillDarlock 21:08, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

See Talk:Magenta. Matt Yeager 02:04, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
Great work on the compromises for setting up these multiple color boxes. I think it is helpful to explain these differences. --WillDarlock 15:42, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Fuschia = Magenta[edit]

The colors shown in this article are exactly the same colors shown in the article on magenta, so shouldn't this article be combined with the article on magenta and then if you type fuchsia in the search box it would just take you to magenta. Keraunos 11:14, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Hmm... never thought about that... interesting idea... hmmm... *thinks*... Matt Yeager

I've changed my mind. I realized I made an error. I think its better to keep the two articles separate because the second color in the fuchsia article is actually different than the second color in the magenta article. ````

 (Talk?) 01:30, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Encyclopedia worthy? I think not.[edit]

The Human culture section does not belong here, and it assumes a species-wide culture. The bit about signifying being "into spanking" hardly seems like it belongs in an encyclopedia. I'm renaming the subdivision and removing the sexual symbolism nonsense. --Demonesque 04:24, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


I'm not qualified to get involved in the fuchsia-magenta war, but it's very confusing to read three full paragraphs in the Fuchsia article on the history of a crayon color that (according to the article) is not called fuchsia, has never been called fuchsia, and is not, in fact, fuchsia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eostrom (talkcontribs) 04:09, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

I too am wondering why this article kind of reads like a brief history of the crayola company. (talk) 07:37, 12 December 2010 (UTC)


Is fuschia an alternate spelling? Google doesn't think it's wrong. (talk) 22:46, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I've not been able to find that spelling in any dictionaries I've checked. The only online dictionary I found that included it is WordNet, which doesn't claim to be a strict dictionary. A quick Google search does reveal, however, that the spelling "fuschia" is very frequently used in error (which is most likely the simple reason why Google doesn't think it's wrong).

DingoJunior (talk) 09:26, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Is the very frequent mispelling of this word frequent enough to deserve mention on the main page? It's almost certainly the most misspelled color in English. And the Fuchsia (the Plant) page does have a section on it. Durron597 (talk) 13:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Should this article have a guide to pronunciation, or could it link to the relevant part of main fuschia article: ? Oliverbeatson (talk) 15:42, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

How did the pronunciation get mangled into "fooshia"? The color and flower were supposedly derived from the surname of Leonhart Fuchs, and that name is pronounced "fooks" (meaning "fox" in German). Germans pronounce fuchsia as "fookseeah". Logical, no? — QuicksilverT @ 20:32, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Deep fuchsia deeper/darker because it has more green? No![edit]

The "Deep fuchsia" section includes the following comment:

This color has equal proportions of red and blue like the web color fuchsia, but has some green also and therefore is a deeper (darker) color.

Adding green to a color doesn't make it deeper or darker. In fact, it will make it lighter and, in this case, less saturated. The color is darker because it has less red and blue.

DingoJunior (talk) 09:11, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Randall Munroe[edit]

Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd, conducted a color survey recently and posted the results at and I suggest that this article uses the color #ed0dd9, which the survey found to be the RGB color that was identified as fuchsia with the highest frequency. --Humanist Geek (talk) 21:22, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

That is indeed an impressive survey, with credible good looking results. But this is probably not the place to bring it up. Maybe WP:WikiProject Color. Dicklyon (talk) 00:12, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Clean up the section on culture[edit]

I respectfully don't see the value of having every mention of fuchsia included in the cultural section. The item on the sexual symbolism of a fuchsia hanky points to a commercial site selling fuchsia hankies, and the fact that a computer game has named something fuchsia tells us nothing at all about the color. I think this section should point to items that tell us something about the cultural symbolism of the color, and why it was chosen, rather than listing every use of the word. Otherwise this section is going to become more and more cluttered with trivia and less and less useful. SiefkinDR (talk) 17:54, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2014[edit] (talk) 02:11, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 02:16, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Fuchsia (color)/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

The color is FUSCHIA, not fuchsia!

Last edited at 00:49, 1 April 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 15:41, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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