Lilac (colour)

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This box shows the colour lilac.
 

Lilac is a light violet colour. It is named after the colour of the lilac flower. The actual colour of the flowers of the plant may range from the colour of the lilac flowers shown at left to a richer or deeper colour. These colours, such as rich lilac and deep lilac, are shown in the colour chart below.

The first written use of lilac as a colour name in English was in 1775.[1]

This box shows the colour Persian lilac.
 
Sophie Gengembre Anderson: The Time Of The Lilacs.


Meaning of lilac[change | edit source]

  • Lilac is a soft dainty colour that is often associated with grandparents or grandchildren and used on greeting cards addressed to grandparents or grandchildren.

Tones of lilac and Persian lilac colour comparison charts[change | edit source]

Some lilac flowers are coloured tones of lilac and other lilac flowers are coloured tones of red-violet. Those lilac flowers that are coloured red-violet are said to be coloured Persian lilac. Therefore, two different colour comparison charts are provided.

Tones of lilac colour comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Pale Lilac (Lilac (ISCC-NBS)) (Hex: #DCD0FF) (RGB: 220, 208, 255)
  • Light Lilac Bush (Lilac Bush Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #CFBAEC) (RGB: 207, 186, 236)
  • LILAC (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #CBA2C8) (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
  • Mystic Lilac (Plochere) (Hex: #B695C0) (RGB: 182, 149, 192)
  • Lilac Luster (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Hex: #AE98AA) (RGB: 174, 152, 170)
  • Bright Lilac (Lilac (Crayola Magic Scents)) (Hex: #DB91EF) (RGB: 219, 145, 239)
  • Rich Lilac (Bright French Lilac) (Lilac (Pourpre.com)) (Hex: #B666D2) (RGB: 284, 51, 82)
  • Lilac Bush (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #9874D3) (RGB: 152, 116, 211)
  • Deep Lilac (German Lilac) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #9955BB) (RGB: 153, 85, 187)
  • French Lilac (Mood Lilac) (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #86608E) (RGB: 134, 96, 142)
  • Lilac Shadow (Plochere) (Hex: #56365C) (RGB: 86, 54, 92)

Tones of Persian lilac colour comparison chart[change | edit source]

See also red-violet

  • Light Pale Red-Violet (Xona.com color list "Pale Violet-Red Light") (Hex: #F0B7CD) (RGB: 240, 183, 205)
  • Light Red-Violet (Xona.com color list "Violet-Red Medium Light") (Hex: #E79EC5) (RGB: 231, 94, 197)
  • Light Royal Heath (Royal Heath Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #D987B9) (RGB: 217, 135, 185)
  • Pale Red-Violet (web color Pale Violet-Red) (Hex: #DB7093) (RGB: 219, 112, 147)
  • Pale Persian Lilac (Ridgway) (Hex: #D597AE) (RGB: 213, 151, 174)
  • PERSIAN LILAC (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #C17E91) (RGB: 193, 126, 145)
  • English Lavender (Pantone TPX 17-3617) (Hex: #B48395) (RGB: 180, 131, 149)
  • Light Cosmic (Cosmic Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex:BB8CAA) (RGB: 187, 140, 170)
  • Light Disco (Disco Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex:C65EA0) (RGB: 198, 94, 160)
  • Royal Fuchsia (PerBang.dk) (Hex: #CA2C92) (RGB: 202, 44, 146)
  • 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)
  • Royal Heath (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #AB3472) (RGB: 171, 52, 114)
  • Deep Medium Red-Violet (Red-Violet Pantone TPX 17-1818) (Hex: #A65E7E) (RGB: 166, 94, 126)



References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197

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