Rose is the color halfway between red and magenta on the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel, on which it is at hue angle of 330 degrees.
Rose is one of the tertiary colors on the HSV (RGB) color wheel. The complementary color of rose is spring green. Sometimes rose is quoted instead as the web-safe color FF00CC, which is closer to magenta than to red, corresponding to a hue angle near 320 degrees, or the web-safe color FF0077, which is closer to red than magenta, corresponding to a hue angle of about 340 degrees.
Since the color rose is so well loved in Persia (Iran), some shades of rose are named after Persia, such as the light tone of rose at right that is called Persian pink. This color is very popular in women's fashion.
This translates loosely into English as candy rose or candy pink, or more specifically as bonbon rose or bonbon pink – presumably referring to bonbons that are coated with icing that is colored rose bonbon.
Rose bonbon is a tone of rose that is popular in France.
This color is also called Thulite pink; the first recorded use of Thulite pink as a color name in English was in 1912.
The term Thulian pink refers to the land of Thule.
Another name for this color is first lady. The first use of first lady as a color name in English was in 1948 when the Plochere Color System, (a color system that is widely used by interior designers) was inaugurated in 1948.
The hex code for Thulian pink is identical to that of China pink and Liseran purple.
The first recorded use of Persian rose as a color name in English was in 1921.
This color matches the color of the Persian rose color sample in A Dictionary of Color—a highly saturated color close to the outer surface of the color sphere, just below the equator of the color sphere, about halfway between rose and magenta. The color Persian rose may also be described as a color close to the purple boundary of the CIE chromaticity diagram about halfway between rose and magenta.