It’s a tricky color. We’ve used it on business cards and such and it can be a hard color to find. The reason is that many companies classify it as “Safety Red” instead of “Safety Orange”. If you put Safety Red and Safety Orange next to each other, there’s just a little more red in it than yellow and yet, they’re mostly interchangeable.
It’s also one of those colors that can’t be reproduced on a computer properly. One of my favorite colors is “Ultramarine Blue” which also can’t be reproduced on a computer or TV set.
Ah – I see it better here with the contrast. Yes, I once had a color printer that used magenta as one of the colors.
Ok – so the above palette is:
1 = pink
2 = magenta
4 = violet
– good thank you — that section of the palette always gave me naming problems.
Found this definition. Yes – It’s getting clearer in my head and now I can see the red + blue simultaneously in the magenta. I’d see the red and blue flashing in purple but I couldn’t ‘see it’ in magenta before but now I can see it.
“Magenta is a primary color, and it represents equal reflectance of Red, and Blue light, while it absorbs Green. “
I’m not sure. I found a website where people obsessed with colors were talking about the differences and this guy said this:
Re: Difference between Violet, Magenta, and Purple?
Usually, violet and purple are synonyms, but here is how I define them:
Magenta is the primary color that mixes equally well with blues to make purples and yellows to make reds. It is a unique hue on its own, and a primary in CYMK. Originally represented by fuschine, the most lightfast and best representative today, IMHO, is Quinacridone Magenta (PR 122, blue shade).
Purple is a violet color in which there’s more blue than magenta. An example of such color is Dioxazine Purple (PV 23).
Violet is a violet color in which there’s more red than magenta. An example of such color is Quinacridone Violet (PV 19-beta).
nteresting find: Apparently color blind people find this color combination painful to look at.
It’s awkward but not painful to me. But I’m weird: I like the “shocking combinations” of color sometimes, especially that combination of red and blue where it looks like the red is hovering over the blue.