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07-31-2002, 07:47 PM
What is the name of the pink-purple color?
I saw a top and it was called purple phlox.like this sortof

Joey P
07-31-2002, 07:53 PM

I have brown hair and I tried to tint it a little bit more red (amber) and it ended up coming out that color. That wasn't funny. Luckily it was semi-permanent and managed to wash alot of it out.

Lisa Ann
07-31-2002, 07:56 PM
Maybe that was a shade of color for the phlox flower?
Hallson Gardens (http://www.perennialnursery.com/plantinfo/phlox.html)

07-31-2002, 11:35 PM
Looks sort of Magenta to me.

08-01-2002, 02:38 AM
I'll second fuschia.

08-01-2002, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Lisa Ann
Maybe that was a shade of color for the phlox flower?
Hallson Gardens (http://www.perennialnursery.com/plantinfo/phlox.html) Nice flower pics. Instructive site. Thanks Lisa Ann. (And artful hijack, by the way.)

I can't believe that's butter!
08-01-2002, 05:20 AM

08-01-2002, 11:44 AM

08-01-2002, 11:52 AM
There's a color swatch page here (http://www.ora.com/catalog/wdnut/excerpt/color_names.html) ; interestingly, the specs for Fuchsia and Magenta are the same according to these folks.

This page (http://www.danbbs.dk/~erikoest/color2.htm#top) might be helpful as well.

Mmmm... Colors! :)

08-01-2002, 12:39 PM
chartreuse is a really bright yellow-green colour and puce is more of a dark mauve. (they weren't on 12hazel's site)

'nother vote for magenta or fushia, but the violet-red combinations provide another option.

Milton De La Warre
08-01-2002, 02:19 PM

Puce is more dark an purple. The background color on the SD logo at the top of the page is a touch too dark to be a purist's puce, but it'll do.

IIRC, the school colors of SFSU are officially "puce and gold", thought most people would ay "purple and yellow".

08-01-2002, 04:21 PM
On hazel's site, it was orchid.
I'd always thought it was called mauve, but guess not!
Its a combo of pink and purple in equal amounts.
So I'll just call it orchid.

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