Plum (color)

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This box shows the color plum.
 
Ripe Plums on a plum tree

Plum is a color similar to purple. The name comes from the fruit called a plum.

The first written use of plum as a color name in English was in 1805. [1]



Meaning of plum[change | edit source]

  • In business, the color plum represents a business deal that is profitable--a plum contract. A plum job is a job that one is assigned to that has a high salary or the job may be a sinecure with good pay but not much work to do. Thus, the color plum represents prosperity.


Tones of plum color comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Light Pale Plum (Plum Light (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #F1D4F1) (RGB: 241, 212, 241)
  • Pale Plum (Plum (web color)) (Medium Lavender Magenta) (Hex: #DDA0DD) (RGB: 221, 160, 221)
  • Light Persian Plum (Persian Plum Light (Xona.com color list)) (Light Prune) (Hex: #B76969) (RGB: 183, 105, 105)
  • Purple Plum (Crayola Double-Sided Crayons) (Hex: #9C5186) (RGB: 156, 81, 182)
  • Vivid Plum (Plum Dark Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #9400A5) (RGB: 140, 0, 165)
  • Sugar Plum (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Hex: #914E75) (RGB: 145, 78, 117)
  • PLUM (Plum (traditional)) (Plum (Crayola)) (Hex: #8E4585) (RGB: 142, 69, 133)
  • Japanese Plum (Plum Purple (Japanese traditional colors)) (Hex: #8F4155) (RGB: 143, 65, 85)
  • French Plum (Plum (Pourpre.com)) (Hex: #811453) (RGB: 129, 20, 83)
  • Red Plum (Pantone TPX 19-2025) (Hex: #7E314D) (RGB: 126, 49, 77)
  • Persian Plum (Xona.com color list) (Prune) (Hex: #701C1C) (RGB: 112, 28, 28)
  • Victoria Plum (British Standards BS 4800 #02C39) (Hex: #704A59) (RGB: 112, 74, 89)
  • Plum Wine (Pantone TPX 18-1411) (Hex: #6D4C5A) (RGB: 109, 76, 90)
  • Dark Plum (Plum Dark (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #650086) (RGB: 101, 0, 134)
  • Catalonian Plum (Hex: #660066) (RGB: 102, 0, 102)
  • Black Plum (Pantone TPX 18-1706) (Hex: #6A5767) (RGB: 106, 87, 103)
  • Plum Purple (Pantone TPX 19-3218) (Hex: #513653) (RGB: 81, 54, 83)
  • Italian Plum (Pantone TPX 19-2524) (Hex: #51354A) (RGB: 81, 53, 74)



References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202; Color Sample of Plum: Page 117 Plate 47 Color Sample J9 Note: The color designated plum (color #8E4585) that is displayed in the large color swatch above at the top of the page matches the color identified as plum in the color sample in Maerz and Paul

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