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Violet (color) Violet (named after the flower—see violet (plant)) refers to any of a group of reddish blue or bluish purple colors. In particular, it refers to the color of light at the short- wavelength end of the visible spectrum.
On a browser that supports visual formatting in
Cascading Style Sheets, the following box should appear as an approximation of a shade of violet:
True spectral violet cannot be reproduced on a computer screen. You can see the color by looking at the reflection of a fluorescent tube in a
Color coordinates (approximation only!)
The sensation of violet caused by short-wavelength light appears somewhat = #8B00FF
Hex triplet (r, g, b) = (139, 0, 255)
RGB (c, m, y, k) = (116, 255, 0, 0)
CMYK (h, s, v) = (273, 100, 100) HSV
purple, as if it contained long (red) wavelengths. The cause for this is that the long-wavelength ("red") receptors in the human retina are sensitive to the wavelengths in the violet region as well as the longer wavelengths in the red region of the spectrum. Violet is therefore perceived as a stimulus to both red and blue cones.
lavender - typically pale (RGB: 230, 230, 250)
lilac - typically pale (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
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