A new micro deflection scheme has been proposed for pixel addressing in color field emission display devices. With a pair of in-plane micro deflectors, three color pixels in an image call can be illuminated by a single field emitter array instead of three field emitter arrays in the conventional pixel addressing scheme. The feasibility of micro deflection concept is confirmed by 3-D computer simulation using a charge density method. The new scheme offers four times higher display resolution than conventional pixel addressing scheme without losing image brightness. The fabrication of micro deflectors and driving circuitry are comparable to the conventional addressing scheme.