[fyoo-shuh] Fuchsia and magenta are the same color and often used interchangeably, but there are a few tendencies to note. Fuchsia is frequently used to describe fashion items such as dresses, shoes, and accessories, and for food or wine. It is also the name of a flower, so to avoid confusion, use magenta to describe bright pink flowers that aren’t fuchsias.

[muh-jen-tuh] Magenta is prevalent in hair dyes and printing, where it is one of the four primary ink colors. Among major American and British newspapers, fuchsia is more common by 21%.