Fuchsia (/ˈfjuːʃə/, few-shə) is a vivid purplish red color, named after the flower of the fuchsia plant, which took its name from the 16th century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.
The color fuchsia was first introduced as the colour of a new aniline dye called fuchsine, patented in 1859 by the French chemist Francois-Emmanuel Verguin. The dye was named that same year as magenta, to celebrate a victory of the French army at the Battle of Magenta on June 4, 1859, near the Italian city of that name.
Thus, both fuchsia & magenta are essentially the same colour.
The colour HOT PINK is a variation of fuchsia. First introduced by fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1947, the bright & vibrant colour is created with a combination of red, white, and a little yellow and blue.
The main difference between fuchsia and hot pink is that hot pink leans more towards red, while fuchsia is said to have more purple or bluish tones.
Hot Pink works especially well with navy or gold, and pairing with classic blue & white—such as ginger jars—is always chic. But if you’re not quite ready to paint your walls HOT PINK just yet, perhaps painting an old dresser or chest of drawers the colour might lend just the right amount of drama to your space; or at the very least, a sofa in fuchsia or some wine glasses at the dinner table, or even a bright bouquet of peonies may be just the thing . . .