Violet (colour)

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Color icon violet v2.svg
Spectral coordinates
Wavelength 380–450 nm
Frequency 800–715 THz
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #8F00FF
sRGBB    (r, g, b) (143, 0, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (44, 100, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (274°, 100%, 100%)
Soorce HTML Color Chart @274
B: Normalised tae [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalised tae [0–100] (hunder)
Violet as a tertiary colour

Violet is a skyre bluochie purpie colour that taks its name frae the violet flouer.[2] On the tradeetional colour wheel uised bi painters, it is locatit atween blue an purpie. Violet is at the heicher end o the veesible spectrum, wi a wavelenth atween thareby 380-450 nanometer.[3] Licht wi a shorter wavelength than violet but langer than X-rays an gamma rays is cried ultraviolet, an is nae veesible tae the human ee.

Accordin tae surveys in Europe an the Unitit States, violet is the colour maist commonly associated wi the lovitch, the individualist, swither, the heronious, an the airtificial.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. RGB approximations of RYB tertiary colors, using cubic interpolation.[1] The colors displayed here are substantially paler than the true colors a mixture of paints would produce.
  2. Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, The World Publishing Company, New York, 1964.
  3. J. W. G. Hunt (1980). Measuring Color. Ellis Horwood Ltd. ISBN 0-7458-0125-0. 
  4. Survey results reportit in Eva Heller (2000), Psychologie de la couleur: effets et symboliques (pp. 160–176)