Amaranth (color) facts for kids

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Amaranthus tricolor0
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.


Meaning

Where the name comes from

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

Amaranth flowers may come in many different colors:

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Pale Amaranth Pink #DDBEC3 221 190 195 350° 31% 81%
Amaranth Pink #F19CBB 241 156 187 338° 75% 78% (Maerz & Paul)
Bright Amaranth Pink #FF355E 255 53 94 348° 100% 60% (Crayola: Radical Red)
Amaranth #E52B50 229 43 80 348° 78% 53%
Amaranth Magenta #ED3CCA 237 60 202 312° 83% 58%
Amaranth Cerise #CD2682 205 38 130 327° 69% 48%
Amaranth Purple #AB274F 171 39 79 342° 63% 41% (Maerz & Paul)
Amaranth Deep Purple #9F2B68 159 43 104 328° 57% 40% (Maerz & Paul: Amaranth)



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