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The Violet flower

Violet is the sixth color of the rainbow--it is the color on the inner edge of the rainbow. Violet is the color between blue and purple. The name of the color comes from the violet, which is a small flower grown in most parts of the world.

The first written use of violet as a color name in English was in 1370.[1]

Meaning of violetEdit

  • The color violet represents magic. [2]
  • Violet is a colour of royalty and extravagance, when paired with yellow, which used to represent abundance and wealth.

Comparison of blue, indigo, violet and purpleEdit

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Blue #0000FF 0 0 255 240° 100% 100%
Indigo (Electric Indigo) #6F00FF 111 0 255 266° 100% 100%
Violet (Color Wheel) (Near Violet) #7F00FF 127 0 255 270° 100% 100%
Violet (Electric Violet) (Middle Violet) (Blue Purple) #8F00FF 143 0 255 274° 100% 100%
Vivid Violet (Extreme Violet) #9F00FF 159 0 255 277° 100% 100%
Purple #800080 128 0 128 300° 100% 50%

Tones of violet color comparison chartEdit

  • Lavender Blush (web color) (Hex: #FFF0F5) (RGB: 255, 240, 245)
  • Lavender Mist (web color Lavender) (Hex: #E6E6FA) (RGB: 230, 230, 250)
  • Languid Lavender (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #D6CADD) (RGB: 214, 202, 221)
  • Lavender Blue-Grey (Hex: #BDBBD7) (RGB: 189, 187, 215)
  • Lavender Grey (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #C4C3D0) (RGB: 196, 195, 221)
  • Pale Lavender (Lavender (ISCC-NBS)) (Hex: #DCD0FF) (RGB: 220, 208, 255)
  • Lavender Blue (Periwinkle (www.99colors.net)) (Hex: #CCCCFF) (RGB: 204, 204, 255)
  • Pastel Lavender (Mauve (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul)) (Hex: #E0B0FF) (RGB: 224, 176, 255)
  • Pale Violet (Pale Blue Purple) (Pale Violet (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul)) (Hex: #CC99FF) (RGB: 204, 153, 255)
  • Medium Lavender Grey Lilac (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #C8A2C8) (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
  • Light Lavender (Wisteria (Crayola)) (Hex: #C9A0DC (RGB: 201, 160, 220)
  • Lavender Pink (Crayola "Lavender") (Hex: #FBAED2) (RGB: 251, 174, 210)
  • Lavender Rose (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FBA0E3) (RGB: 251, 160, 227)
  • Brilliant Lavender (Electric Lavender) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #F4BBFF (RGB: 249, 192, 255)
  • Lavender Magenta (web color "violet") (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #EE82EE) (RGB: 238, 130, 238)
  • Vivid Lavender (Psychedelic Lavender) (Heliotrope (www.99colors.net)) (Hex: #DF73FF) (RGB: 223, 115, 255)
  • Vivid Orchid (Orchid (Crayola colored pencils) (Hex: #CC00FF) (RGB: 204, 0, 255)
  • Light Blue-Violet (Blue-Violet Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #C77DF3) (RGB: 199, 125, 243)
  • Light Seance (Seance Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #B96CCA) (RGB: 185, 108, 202)
  • Steel Pink (Crayola Ultra colored pencils) (Hex: #CC33CC) (RGB: 204, 51, 204)
  • Fandango Pink (Pantone TPX 17-2033) (Hex: #DE5285) (RGB: 222, 82, 133)
  • Violet-Red (Crayola) (Hex: #F75394) (RGB: 247, 83, 148)
  • Heather Violet (RAL 4003) (Hex: #DE4C8A) (RGB: 222, 76, 138)
  • Bright Red-Violet (Xona.com "Violet-Red") (Hex: #D02090) (RGB: 208, 32, 144)
  • Red-Violet (web color Medium Violet-Red) (Hex: #C71585) (RGB: 199, 21, 133)
  • Medium Red-Violet (Red-Violet (Crayola)) (Hex: #BB3385) (RGB: 187, 51, 133)
  • Rose Violet (Pantone TPX 17-2624) (Hex: #C24C92) (RGB: 194, 76, 146)
  • Medium Lavender Pink (Sky Magenta) (Venus colored pencils) (Hex: #CF71AF) (RGB: 207, 113, 175)
  • Light Medium Violet (Violet Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #CAABD0) (RGB: 202, 171, 208)
  • Violet Tulle (Pantone TPX 16-3416) (Hex: #C693C7) (RGB: 198, 147, 199)
  • African Violet (Pantone TPX 16-3520) (Hex: #B284BE) (RGB: 178, 132, 190)
  • Dull Deep Lavender (Wikipedia Link Lavender) (Hex: #9C87CD) (RGB: 158, 137, 193)
  • Light Studio (Studio Light (Xona.com color list)) Hex: #B89BDD) (RGB: 184, 155, 221)
  • Medium Bright Lavender (Bright Ube (www.99colors.net)) (Hex: #D19FE8) (RGB: 209, 159, 232)
  • Bright Lavender (Light Floral Lavender) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #BF94E4) (RGB: 191, 148, 228)
  • Light Violet (Light Blue Purple) (Pantone Violet) (Pantone 0631 U) (Hex: #BA93DF) (RGB: 186, 147, 223)
  • Lavender (Floral Lavender) (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #B57EDC) (RGB: 181, 126, 220)
  • Rich Lavender (Deep Floral Lavender) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #A76BCF) (RGB: 170, 97, 204)
  • Deep Rich Lavender (Deep Lilac (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #9955BB) (RGB: 153, 85, 187)
  • Medium Deep Lavender (Amethyst (www.99colors.net)) (Hex: #9966CC) (RGB: 153, 102, 204)
  • Deep Rich Lavender Grey (Purple Yam) (Ube (www.99colors.net)) (Hex: #8878C3) (RGB: 136, 120, 195)
  • Deep Lavender (Medium Purple (web color)) (Hex: #9370DB) (RGB: 147, 112, 219)
  • Lavender Indigo (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #9457EB) (RGB: 148, 87, 235)
  • Near Violet (Color Wheel Violet) (Hex: #7F00FF) (RGB: 127, 0, 255)
  • Violet (Middle Violet) (Electric Violet) (Blue Purple) (Hex: #8F00FF) (RGB: 143, 0, 255)
  • Extreme Violet (Vivid Violet) (Hex: #9F00FF) (RGB: 159, 0, 255)
  • Dark Orchid (web color) (Hex: #9932CC) (RGB: 153, 50, 204)
  • Pigment Violet (web color Dark Violet) (Hex: #9400D3) (RGB: 148, 0, 211)
  • French Violet (Violet (pourpre.com) (Hex: #8806CE) (RGB: 136, 6, 206)
  • Deep Indigo (web color Blue-Violet) (Hex: #8A2BE2) (RGB: 138, 43, 226)
  • Internet Purple (color of "all purple website" www.purple.com) (Hex: #7D26CD) (RGB: 125, 38, 205)
  • Light Violent Violet (Violent Violet Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #7B4BAB) (RGB: 123, 75, 171)
  • Light Japanese Violet (Violet (contemporary Japanese traditional colors)) (Hex: #7058A3) (RGB: 112, 88, 163)
  • Royal Purple (Crayola) (Hex: #6B3FA0) (RGB: 107, 63, 160)
  • Grape (Crayola) (Hex: #6F2DA8) (RGB: 111, 45, 168)
  • Seance (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #731E8F) (RGB: 115, 30, 143)
  • Generic Purple (Hex: #660099) (RGB: 102, 0, 153) (CMYK: 33,100,0,40)
  • Violet-Blue (Crayola) (Hex: #324AB2) (RGB: 50, 74, 178)
  • Purple Heart (Crayola) (Hex: #652DC1) (RGB: 101, 45, 93)
  • Studio (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #714AB2) (RGB: 113, 74, 178)
  • Dark Lavender (Pantone Color #258) (Hex: #734F96) (RGB: 115, 79, 50)
  • Violet Purple (Crayola) (Hex: #8359A3) (RGB: 131, 89, 163)
  • Lavender Purple (Purple Mountain Majesty (Crayola)) (Hex: #9978B6) (RGB: 150, 120, 182)
  • Old Lavender (Dark Lavender Grey) (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #796878) (RGB: 121, 104, 120)
  • Pearl Violet (RAL 4011) (Violet Grey) (Hex: #8683A1) (RGB: 134, 131, 162)
  • Pastel Violet (RAL 4009) (Hex: #A47D90) (RGB: 164, 125, 144)
  • Chinese Violet (Pantone TPX 18-3418) (Hex: #856088) (RGB: 133, 96, 136)
  • Medium Violet (Violet (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #8F5E99) (RGB: 143, 94, 153)
  • Dark Vivid Violet (Vivid Violet (Crayola)) (Hex: #8F509D) (RGB: 143, 80, 157)
  • Quinacridone Violet (MIR Acrylics) (Hex: #990099) (RGB: 153, 0, 153)
  • Hyacinth Violet (Pantone TPX 16-3331) (Hex: #934D91) (RGB: 147, 77, 145)
  • Signal Violet (RAL 4008) (Hex: #924E7D) (RGB: 146, 78, 125)
  • Twilight Lavender (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Hex: #8A496B) (RGB: 138, 73, 107)
  • Claret Violet (RAL 4004) (Hex: #6E1C34) (RGB: 110, 28, 52)
  • Halaya Ube (Purple Yam Jam) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #663854) (RGB: 102, 56, 84)
  • Japanese Violet (Violet (Japanese traditional colors)) (Hex: #5B3256) (RGB: 91, 50, 86)
  • Imperial (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #602F6B) (RGB: 96, 47, 107)
  • English Violet (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #563C5C) (RGB: 86, 60, 92)
  • Clairvoyant (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #480656) (RGB: 72, 6, 86)
  • Dark Violet (Spanish Violet) (Dark Blue Purple) (Violet (Gallego & Sanz)) (Hex: #4C2882) (RGB: 76, 40, 130)
  • Vulgar Purple (Grape Jelly) (Hex: #3E2F84) (RGB: 62, 47, 132)
  • Violent Violet (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #290C5E) (RGB: 41, 12, 94)
  • Russian Violet (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #32174D) (RGB: 50, 23, 77)
  • Jagger (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #350E47) (RGB: 53, 14, 87)
  • Black Currant (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #32293A) (RGB: 50, 41, 58)

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 207
  2. Bonewits, P.E.I., Real Magic New York:1975 Berkley Medallion Books 1971 Page 141 Note: P.E.I. Bonewits in 1970 was the first person ever to graduate from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Magic.