Plum (color)

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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 | change 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 | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Light Pale Plum #F1D4F1 241 212 241 300° 51% 89% (Plum Light (Xona.com color list)
Pale Plum #DDA0DD 221 160 221 300° 47% 75% (Plum (web color)) (Medium Lavender Magenta)
Light Persian Plum #B76969 183 105 105 35% 56% (Persian Plum Light (Xona.com color list)) (Light Prune)
Purple Plum #9C5186 156 81 182 318° 32% 46% (Crayola Double-Sided Crayons)
Vivid Plum #9400A5 140 0 165 294° 100% 32% (Plum Dark Light (Xona.com color list))
Sugar Plum #914E75 145 78 117 325° 30% 44% (Crayola Silver Swirls)
Plum #8E4585 142 69 133 307° 35% 41% Plum (traditional)) (Plum (Crayola))
Japanese Plum #8F4155 143 65 85 345° 38% 41% (Plum Purple (Japanese traditional colors))
French Plum #811453 129 20 83 325° 73% 29% (Plum (Pourpre.com))
Red Plum #7E314D 126 49 77 338° 44% 34% (Pantone TPX 19-2025)
Persian Plum #701C1C 112 28 28 60% 27% (Xona.com color list) (Prune)
Victoria Plum #704A59 112 74 89 336° 20% 36% (British Standards BS 4800 #02C39)
Plum Wine #6D4C5A 109 76 90 335° 18% 36% (Pantone TPX 18-1411)
Dark Plum #650086 101 0 134 285° 100% 26% (Plum Dark (Xona.com color list))
Catalonian Plum #660066 102 0 102 300° 100% 20%
Black Plum #6A5767 106 87 103 309° 10% 38% (Pantone TPX 18-1706)
Plum Purple #513653 81 54 83 296° 21% 27% (Pantone TPX 19-3218)
Italian Plum #51354A 81 53 74 315° 21% 26% (Pantone TPX 19-2524)



References[change | change 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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