Creative Prompt #229: Magenta

Do people use the word magenta anymore? It doesn’t come up that often, but I really felt an Autumn-ish word was required. Since we are scraping the bottom of the barrel on words magenta was the closest I could get. Orange, Autumn and leaf have all been used. Even stem, branch and tree have been used. What’s a girl to do?

Definition: “Magenta (ma?gen?ta, /m??d??nt?/) is a purplish-red,[1] purplish-crimson,[2] or purplish-pink color.[3] It is a primary color in color printing which, combined with cyan, yellow and black in various combinations, can be used to create all other colors. The name comes from the dye magenta, originally called fuchsine, discovered in 1859, and renamed after the 1859 Battle of Magenta near Magenta, Italy where the French army defeated the Austrians and helped secure the unification of Italy.[4]” (Wikipedia)

The color magenta means universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. (Empower Yourself with Color Psychology.com)

Magenta -samples from Google
Magenta -samples from Google

Magenta – The leader in Pro AV signal switching, extension and distribution over category cable and fiber.

Magenta Labs

Magenta – character from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Magenta Theatre Company – Vancouver, Wash

skateboards

Magenta Boutique – Leavenworth’s newest fashion boutique specializing in the latest goodies for the fashionista at heart.

Hotel Magenta, Florence Italy

Magenta Agency is a social strategy and marketing agency based in Los Angeles California.

Magenta is Blue’s best friend from school who serves as a recurring character in Blue’s Clues.

 

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

2 thoughts on “Creative Prompt #229: Magenta”

  1. I love the word and the color magenta and did not realize it had so much meaning. Thank you as always for the great research on the word.

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