red purple

The paint colour RED-PURPLE (MAGENTA, HOT PINK, FUSCIA) is one of the tertiary colours (red and purple are mixed together) This is a warm purple.


A Tint is a pink/mauve – add white

Value is plum – add black or shade

a tone is a dusty pink – add contrasting colour (yellow green)

purple/taupe grey - add more contrasting colour

Magenta is a secondary additive light colour.

When you add red and blue light beams together you make magenta light.

If white light goes through red and blue glass magenta light will emerge.

We think red purple relates to the energy of a red diagonal line and the relaxing rhythmic zig zag lines of purple

Meet Raul Red-purple!

Feel the warmth of red purple!

In 2023 Pantones colour of the year was Viva Magenta!

In 2016 rose quartz and serenity were pantones combined colours of the year

In 2014 pantones colour of the year was radiant orchid

Using a toned red-purple brings a subdued feel to this space.

Glenise intensifies the Chroma effectively in this piece. See more about Glenise by clicking on the image

Use pops of textured magenta against a neutral background for contrast

Leonie brings lots of red purples to this piece! See more about Leonie by clicking on the image

Add a pop of red purple to a neutral scheme

Jeanene's little flowers contrast in a neutral space

the hand dyed oranges from Moseley Park contrast against the magenta in this piece.

add a pop of magenta to brighten a grey day!

Think tank red purple

In 1947 Elsa Schiaparelli bought shocking pink to us, saying “Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the lights and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a colour of China and Peru but not of the West – a shocking colour, pure and undiluted.”

Traditionally magenta has been also used to represent progress.

so many red purples in this textured throw!

Some red purple colour names

Some more red purple colour names

red purple stones represent reconciliation and harmony.

a hot pink sunset inspires!

Some red purple mood boards to inspire!