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What Color is Plum?

A fruity reddish-purple

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Named for the fruit, traditionally plum is an average of the purple and red colors of a plum.

 

Answer: On the red side of purple, the Web color plum is lighter than the traditional plum color derived from the plum fruit.

Plum is...

... a feminine color
... a romantic color
... a royal color
... a Springtime color
... an Easter color

Specifying Shades of Plum

  • Plum | Hex #8E4585 | RGB 143,0,255
  • Plum (Web color; next to violet) | Hex #DDA0DD | RGB 221,160,221
  • Plum 1 (Web; a pale pink) | Hex #FFBBFF | RGB 255,187,255
  • Plum 2 (Web) | Hex #EEAEEE | RGB 238,174,238
  • Plum 3 (Web) | Hex #CD96CD | RGB 205,150,205
  • Plum 4 (Web; dark plum) | Hex #8B668B | RGB 139,102,139

Using Plum

 

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