Magenta: The Color That Doesn’t Exist And Why

Amelia Settembre
Feb 27, 2020 · 5 min read

I’m sure you recognize magenta — it’s that color that’s a mix between purple and red. It’s sort of pinkish-purple, and looks something like this:

This would be well and good, except there’s a little problem with the statement above: on the spectrum of light, the color(s) between purple and red are as follows: yellow, green, blue, orange… etc. Instead, magenta manifests itself on the…