Fuchsia pink is a vivid violet red named for the beautiful hanging flowers of the fuchsia plant. This flowering shrub is native to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The word fuchsia was first used to describe this vibrant magenta hue in 1859, when a French chemist used the word for a newly patented dye. The name was first used in the English language in 1892. Although fuchsia and magenta are sometimes used interchangeably, magenta tends to have redder undertones while fuchsia is cooler and more purple. Neon brights have been a runway mainstay for several seasons now, and fuchsia pink is no exception. This saturated shade looks amazing when confined to one signature piece. Try a statement trench coat, a strappy pair of pumps or a structured backpack to look on-trend but not too precious. If you left pink cosmetics behind in junior high, consider making an exception for this punched-up shade. Fuchsia pink is popping up in almost every brand’s lipstick lines as a modern take on the iconic red lip. This hue looks especially flattering if you have a cool complexion because of its blue undertones. Those who have fallen for fuchsia can even use this shade for home decor. Brilliant pops of purplish pink look cool and modern with classic black and white.