Amaranth (color)

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The flower of the amaranth plant

Amaranth is a rose-red color that is the color of the flower of the amaranth plant.

The first written use of amaranth as a color name in English was in 1690.[1]

Meaning[change | edit source]

Where the name comes from[change | edit source]

The name amaranth comes from the Greek a (not) + marainean (to waste away), i.e., a flower that never died that was believed to grow on Mount Olympus.

Tones of amaranth color comparison chart[change | edit source]

Amaranth flowers may come in many different colors:

Pale Amaranth Pink (Hex: #DDBEC3) (RGB: 221, 190, 195)
Amaranth Pink (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #F19CBB) (RGB: 241, 156, 187)
Bright Amaranth Pink (Crayola: Radical Red) (Hex: #FF355E) (RGB: 255, 53, 94)
AMARANTH (Hex: #E52B50) (RGB: 229, 43, 80)
Amaranth Magenta (Hex: #ED3CCA) (RGB: 237, 60, 202)
Amaranth Cerise (Hex: #CD2682) (RGB: 205, 38, 130)
Amaranth Purple (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #AB274F) (RGB: 171, 39, 79)
Amaranth Deep Purple (Maerz & Paul: Amaranth) (Hex: #9F2B68) (RGB: 159, 43, 104)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 189; Color Sample of Amaranth: Page 127 Plate 53 Color Sample L3 (Note: The color sample called Amaranth in A Dictionary of Color is not the Amaranth Red color shown above that is normally considered Amaranth today, but is the color shown in the color comparison chart above as Amaranth Deep Purple.)
  2. Plants That Mean Life:

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