Amethyst (color)

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This box shows the colour amethyst.
For other meanings of the word, see Amethyst (disambiguation).

The color amethyst is a moderate, transparent purple. It is also known as a deep shade of lavender . Its name is from the stone amethyst. This stone is a form of quartz but it is not always purple. It was a very prized stone before more of it was found.

In a RGB color space, hex #9966cc (also known as Amethyst) is composed of 60% red, 40% green and 80% blue. Whereas in a CMYK color space, it is composed of 25% cyan, 50% magenta, 0% yellow and 20% black. It has a hue angle of 270 degrees, a saturation of 50% and a lightness of 60%.

Color Codes[change | change source]

  • RGB Decimal: 153, 102, 204
  • RGB Percent: 60, 40, 80
  • Hex triplet: 9966cc
  • HSL: 270°, 50, 60