|This box shows the color amaranth.|
Amaranth is a rose-red color that is the color of the flower of the amaranth plant.
The first written use of amaranth as a color name in English was in 1690.
Meaning[change | change source]
- The color amaranth represents immortality in Western civilization because the name is derived from the name in Greek mythology of a flower that was believed to never die that grew in the abode of the Greek gods on Mount Olympus. Something that is perceived as everlasting may be described by the adjective amaranthine. (The color peach represents immortality in Chinese civilization.)
Where the name comes from[change | change source]
The name amaranth comes from the Greek a (not) + marainean (to waste away). A flower that never died that was believed to grow on Mount Olympus.
Tones of amaranth color comparison chart[change | change source]
Amaranth flowers come in many different colors:
|Pale Amaranth Pink||#DDBEC3||221||190||195||350°||31%||81%|
|Amaranth Pink||#F19CBB||241||156||187||338°||75%||78%||(Maerz & Paul)|
|Bright Amaranth Pink||#FF355E||255||53||94||348°||100%||60%||(Crayola: Radical Red)|
|Amaranth Purple||#AB274F||171||39||79||342°||63%||41%||(Maerz & Paul)|
|Amaranth Deep Purple||#9F2B68||159||43||104||328°||57%||40%||(Maerz & Paul: Amaranth)|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 189; Color Sample of Amaranth: Page 127 Plate 53 Color Sample L3 (Note: The color sample called Amaranth in A Dictionary of Color is not the Amaranth Red color shown above that is normally considered Amaranth today, but is the color shown in the color comparison chart above as Amaranth Deep Purple.)
- ↑ Plants That Mean Life: