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What Color is Violet?

A rainbow color with a hint of mystery

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Question: What Color is Violet?

 

One of the colors of the rainbow, violet is a medium purple color named for the violet flower.

 

Answer: Violet appears after blue and indigo in a rainbow. It's a slightly bluish purple although the named Web color violet has a bit more of a pinkish (red) tone. On the color wheel, violet is halfway between blue and magenta.

Violet is...

... a feminine color
... a romantic color
... a slightly mysterious color
... a Springtime color
... an Easter color

Specifying Shades of Violet

  • Violet (Spectral approximation; aka electric violet) | Hex #8F00FF | RGB 143,0,255
  • Violet (Web color) | Hex #EE82EE RGB: 238,130,238
  • Violet (Color wheel) | Hex #7F00FF RGB: 127,0,255
  • Pale Violet Red (Web color palevioletred) | Hex #DB7093 | RGB 219,112,147
  • Pale Violet Red 1 | Hex #FF82AB | RGB 255,130,171
  • Pale Violet Red 2 | Hex #EE799F | RGB 238,121,159
  • Pale Violet Red 3 | Hex #CD6889 | RGB 205,104,137
  • Pale Violet Red 4 | Hex #8B475D | RGB 139,71,93
  • Violet Red (Web color violetred) | Hex #D02090 | RGB 208,32,144
  • Violet Red 1 | Hex #FF3E96 | RGB 255,62,150
  • Violet Red 2 | Hex #EE3A8C | RGB 238,58,140
  • Violet Red 3 | Hex #CD3278 | RGB 205,50,120
  • Violet Red 4 | Hex #8B2252 | RGB 139,34,82
  • Medium Violet Red (Web color mediumvioletred) | Hex #C71585 | RGB 199,21,133
  • Dark Violet (Web color darkviolet) | Hex #9400D3 | RGB 148,0,211
  • Blue Violet Web color blueviolet) | Hex #8A2BE2 | RGB 138,43,226

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