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The color violet is named for the violet flower.

Violet is a color derived from the flower of the same name.

violet flower

HEX: #7F00FF
HSV: (270°, 100%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(127, 0, 255)

Electric Violet

The color, electric violet, is the closest approximation to middle spectrum violet that can be made on a computer screen, given the limitations of the sRGB color gamut. It is an approximation of the color violet at about 400 nanometers as plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram, in the middle of the violet range of from 380 nanometers to 420 nanometers, assuming indigo as a separate spectrum color from 420 to 450 nanometers. Other names for this color are middle violet or simply violet.

electric violet

HEX: #8F00FF
HSV: (274°, 100%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(143, 0, 255)

Vivid Violet

The color vivid violet, a color approximately equivalent to the violet seen at the extreme edge of human visual perception. When plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram, it can be seen that this is a hue corresponding to that of a visual stimulus of approximately 380 nm on the spectrum. Thus another name for this color is extreme violet.

vivid violet

HEX: #9F00FF
HSV: (277°, 100%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(159, 0, 255)

Dark Violet

The color box displays the web color dark violet which is equivalent to pigment violet, i.e., the color violet as it would typically be reproduced by artist's paints, colored pencils, or crayons as opposed to the brighter "electric" violet above that it is possible to reproduce on a computer screen.

Pigment violet (web color dark violet) represents the way the color violet was always reproduced in pigments, paints, or colored pencils in the 1950s. By the 1970s, because of the advent of psychedelic art, artists became used to brighter pigments, and pigments called "Violet" that are the pigment equivalent of the electric violet reproduced in the section above became available in artists pigments and colored pencils. (When approximating electric violet in artists pigments, a bit of white pigment is added to pigment violet.

dark violet

HEX: #9400D3
HSV: (282°, 100%, 83%)
RGB: rgb(148, 0, 211)


Mauve (from the French form of Malva "mallow") is a color that is named after the mallow flower. Another name for the color is mallow[11] with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611.

Since the color mauve has a hue code of 276, it may be regarded as a pale tone of violet.


HSV: (276°, 31%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(224, 176, 255)


This color may also be called lavender (floral) or floral lavender to distinguish it from the web color lavender. It is the color of the central part of the lavender flower.

The first recorded use of the word lavender as a color term in English was in 1705.


HSV: (275°, 43%, 86%)
RGB: rgb(181, 126, 220)


It represents the color of wisteria blooms. A crayon of this color and name was formulated by Crayola in 1993.


HSV: (281°, 27%, 86%)
RGB: rgb(201, 160, 220)

French Violet

The color French violet, which is the tone of violet that is called violet in the color list, a color list widely popular in France.

french violet

HEX: #8806CE
HSV: (279°, 97%, 81%)
RGB: (136, 6, 206)

Ultra Violet

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #18-3838 TPX—Ultra Violet.

Ultra Violet was named as Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018.

ultra violet

HEX: #645394
HSV: (256°, 44%, 58%)
RGB: rgb(100, 83, 148)


Grape is a color that is a representation of the color of grapes.

In 1994, "grape" was formulated as one of the Crayola Magic Scent crayon colors.


HEX: #6F2DA8
HSV: (272°, 73%, 65%)
RGB: rgb(111, 45, 168)

Violet (G&S)

Spanish violet is the color that is called Violeta (the Spanish word for "violet") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

spanish violet(G&S)

HEX: #4C2882
HSV: (264°, 69%, 51%)
RGB: rgb(76, 40, 130)

Russian Violet

Described as a Deep violet.

The first recorded use of Russian violet as a color name in English was in 1926.

russian violet

HEX: #32174D
HSV: (270°, 70%, 30%)
RGB: rgb(50, 23, 77)

African Violet

Described as a Light purple.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #16-3250 TPX—African Violet.

african violet

HEX: #B284BE
HSV: (288°, 31%, 75%)
RGB: rgb(178, 132, 190)

English Violet

Described as a Dark purple.

The first recorded use of English violet as a color name in English was in 1928.

english violet

HEX: #563C5C
HSV: (289°, 35%, 36%)
RGB: rgb(27, 27, 27)

Chinese Violet

The first recorded use of Chinese violet as a color name in English was in 1912.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #18-3418 TPX—Chinese Violet.

chinese violet

HEX: #856088
HSV: (296°, 29%, 53%)
RGB: rgb(133, 96, 136)

Violet (JTC)

This is the color called "violet" in the traditional Japanese colors group, a group of colors in use since beginning in 660 CE in the form of various dyes that are used in designing kimono.

The name of this color in Japanese is sumire-iro, meaning "violet color".

japanese violet(JTC)

HEX: #5B3256
HSV: (307°, 45%, 36%)
RGB: rgb(91, 50, 86)