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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Pale Lilac #DCD0FF 220 208 255 255° 100% 91% (Lilac (ISCC-NBS))
Light Lilac Bush #CFBAEC 207 186 236 265° 57% 83% (Lilac Bush Light (Xona.com color list))
Lilac #CBA2C8 200 162 200 304° 28% 72% (www.99colors.net)
Mystic Lilac #B695C0 182 149 192 286° 25% 67% (Plochere)
Lilac Luster #AE98AA 174 152 170 311° 12% 64% (Crayola Silver Swirls)
Bright Lilac #DB91EF 219 145 239 287° 75% 75% (Lilac (Crayola Magic Scents))
Rich Lilac #B666D2 284 51 82 284° 55% 61% (Bright French Lilac) (Lilac (Pourpre.com))
Lilac Bush #9874D3 152 116 211 263° 52% 64% (Xona.com color list)
Deep Lilac #9955BB 153 85 187 280° 43% 53% (German Lilac) (www.99colors.net)
French Lilac #86608E 134 96 142 290° 19% 47% (Mood Lilac) (ISCC-NBS)
Lilac Shadow #56365C 86 54 92 291° 26% 29% (Plochere)

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

See also red-violet

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Light Pale Red-Violet #F0B7CD 240 183 205 337° 66% 83% (Xona.com color list "Pale Violet-Red Light")
Light Red-Violet #E79EC5 231 94 197 328° 60% 76% (Xona.com color list "Violet-Red Medium Light")
Light Royal Heath #D987B9 217 135 185 323° 52% 69% (Royal Heath Light (Xona.com color list))
Pale Red-Violet #DB7093 219 112 147 340° 60% 65% (web color Pale Violet-Red)
Pale Persian Lilac #D597AE 213 15 174 338° 42% 71% (Ridgway)
Persian Lilac #C17E91 193 126 145 343° 35% 63% (ISCC-NBS)
English Lavender #B48395 180 131 149 338° 25% 61% (Pantone TPX 17-3617)
Light Cosmic BB8CAA 187 140 170 322° 26% 64% (Cosmic Light (Xona.com color list))
Light Disco C65EA0 198 94 160 322° 48% 57%
Royal Fuchsia #CA2C92 202 44 146 321° 64% 48% (PerBang.dk)
Bright Red-Violet #D02090 208 32 144 322° 73% 47% (Xona.com "Violet-Red")
Red-Violet #C71585 199 21 133 322° 81% 43% web color Medium Violet-Red)
Medium Red-Violet #BB3385 187 51 133 324° 57% 47% (Red-Violet (Crayola))
Royal Heath #AB3472 171 52 114 329° 53% 44% (Xona.com color list)
Deep Medium Red-Violet #A65E7E 166 94 126 333° 29% 51% (Red-Violet Pantone TPX 17-1818)



References[change | change source]

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

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