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Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist
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Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr users often find things to discuss and argue over. Yet sometimes, one user or another digs up something that other people don’t know and it starts a conversation where some express their disbelief while others try to shed some light on the subject to make it more understandable to the general public. Sometimes the users on the blue social media site band together to discuss survival bias and how it affects our lives, other times they try to explain how there is an ethical way to consume eggs and other produce.

This time Tumblr users gathered to discuss whether magenta is actually a color and if it exists. One user posted a strip of color asking for everybody’s opinion on “this shade of pink” and once another person responded by saying that it’s magenta and it’s not, in fact, a color, people truly lost their marbles.

One Tumblr user asked people what they think about magenta and it unleashed a wild discussion

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

According to Wikipedia, magenta is “is technically not a color, it has no wavelength of its own although it is classified as a color by many and it is easier to call it one.” And there is a lot of science behind it. Either way, pretty impressive what our brains come up with to explain things that don’t actually make sense or have no physical counterpart.

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

Tumblr Users Freak Out That Magenta Is Not A Real Color And That Impossible Colors Exist

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm colorblind. Magenta is blue. You're welcome.

Marky Mark
Community Member
2 years ago

If you're seeing magenta as blue then you likely have a lack of red receptors.

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BobbyMcD
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's another wild bit of vision information that can kind of mess with your mind, so proceed at your own risk: We see our own nose AT ALL TIMES. Our noses are never not in our line of sight, but our brains have learned to block it out through something called unconscious selective attention. That way it isn't constantly distracting us. Good luck on forgetting that soon and going back to not seeing your own nose. :)

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 years ago

I see (notice) my nose all the time. I guess my brain is broken.

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess Pantone has some work to do with #d0417e then. Next they’ll be telling me that Octarine isn’t a real color either. 🧙🏻‍♂️

Yan Chatel
Community Member
2 years ago

Pantone is an industry principle with the sillo requirement of printing ink on a surface with a consistent result. Pantone colors are only ink tha are pre mixed together based on mixing 10 different colors instead of of the four-color mix (CMYK) which is also an industry principle based on material color mixing(ink) as opposed to light color mixing(like a screen). RGB is used to describe the color emitted by a source of light.

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm colorblind. Magenta is blue. You're welcome.

Marky Mark
Community Member
2 years ago

If you're seeing magenta as blue then you likely have a lack of red receptors.

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BobbyMcD
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's another wild bit of vision information that can kind of mess with your mind, so proceed at your own risk: We see our own nose AT ALL TIMES. Our noses are never not in our line of sight, but our brains have learned to block it out through something called unconscious selective attention. That way it isn't constantly distracting us. Good luck on forgetting that soon and going back to not seeing your own nose. :)

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 years ago

I see (notice) my nose all the time. I guess my brain is broken.

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess Pantone has some work to do with #d0417e then. Next they’ll be telling me that Octarine isn’t a real color either. 🧙🏻‍♂️

Yan Chatel
Community Member
2 years ago

Pantone is an industry principle with the sillo requirement of printing ink on a surface with a consistent result. Pantone colors are only ink tha are pre mixed together based on mixing 10 different colors instead of of the four-color mix (CMYK) which is also an industry principle based on material color mixing(ink) as opposed to light color mixing(like a screen). RGB is used to describe the color emitted by a source of light.

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