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Violet (named after the flower violet) is used in two senses: first, referring to the color of light at the short-wavelength end of the visible spectrum, approximately 380–420 nanometres (this is a spectral color). Secondly, violet may refer to a bluish purple, that is, a mixture of red and blue (two of the primary colors of light), and not a spectral color: (See a discussion of the distinction between violet and purple). True spectral violet cannot be reproduced on a computer screen because it is outside the gamut of the RGB color model on the CIE chromaticity diagram. Species List of Viola species Violets (Viola) are a genus of flowering plants in the family Violaceae, with around 400-500 species throughout the world, mainly in the temperate Northern Hemisphere but also in Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes in South America. ... Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength. ... The wavelength is the distance between repeating units of a wave pattern. ... The visible spectrum is the portion of the optical spectrum (light or electromagnetic spectrum) that is visible to the human eye. ... A nanometre (American spelling: nanometer) is 1. ... A spectral color is a color that is part of the optical spectrum. ... The term Purple has always been used in a general sense in English by the average person to describe a wide variety of shades within a range of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... Primary Colors, a 1996 novel by Anonymous (later revealed by Donald Foster to be journalist Joe Klein), is a roman à clef about U.S. President Bill Clintons first presidential campaign in 1992. ... Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength. ... A spectral color is a color that is part of the optical spectrum. ... The term Purple has always been used in a general sense in English by the average person to describe a wide variety of shades within a range of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... In computer graphics, the gamut, or color gamut, is a certain complete subset of colors. ... The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. ... In the study of the perception of color, one of the first mathematically defined color spaces was the CIE XYZ color space (also known as CIE 1931 color space), created by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) in 1931. ...


The complement (opposite) color of violet is the web color Chartreuse. The color chartreuse is a shade of green with a slight yellow tint. ...

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The Color Violet--A Pure Chroma Hue @ 270 Degrees on the Color Wheel

Color Wheel Colors

Time-varied representation of the HSV color wheel.

Colors on the HSV color space color wheel: Image File history File links HSV_clr_wheel. ... Image File history File links HSV_clr_wheel. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... The color chartreuse is a shade of green with a slight yellow tint. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... Spring Green is a shade of green that resembles the spring. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Categories: Stub | Colors ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Rose is a color that is pink-ish red. ...


Shades of violet

Electric violet

Violet
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #8B00FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (139, 0, 255)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (50, 100, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color at right is lame, the closest approximation to spectrum violet that can be made on a computer screen, given the limitations of the color gamut within the CIE chromaticity diagram. This color would be approximately equivalent to a visual stimulus of 400 nanometers on the spectrum. Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. ... The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An image with the hue altered The hue of this Painted Bunting is adjusted over the spectrum. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chromaticity. ... Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to emit a given amount of light. ...


The color violet shown at right is also halfway between magenta and blue on the color wheel.
Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... In the arts of painting, and photography, color theory is a set of basic rules for mixing color to achieve a desired result. ...


Extreme violet

Extreme Violet
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #9900FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (153, 0, 255)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (50, 100, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color extreme violet, a color approximately equivalent to the violet at the extreme edge of human visual perception corresponding to a visual stimulus of 380 nanometes on the spectrum. Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. ... The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An image with the hue altered The hue of this Painted Bunting is adjusted over the spectrum. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chromaticity. ... Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to emit a given amount of light. ...




Bright violet

Bright Violet
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #8F00DD
RGBB (r, g, b) (143, 0, 221)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (50, 100, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color bright violet, a violet in brightness between electric violet and pigment violet. Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. ... The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An image with the hue altered The hue of this Painted Bunting is adjusted over the spectrum. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chromaticity. ... Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to emit a given amount of light. ...





Pigment violet (web color dark violet)

Pigment Violet
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #9400D3
RGBB (r, g, b) (148, 0, 211)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (, , , )
HSV (h, s, v) (°, %, %)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color box at right 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. Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. ... The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An image with the hue altered The hue of this Painted Bunting is adjusted over the spectrum. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chromaticity. ... Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to emit a given amount of light. ...


Compare the subtractive colors to the additive colors in the two primary color charts in the article on primary colors to see the distinction between electric colors as reproducible from light on a computer screen (additive colors) and the pigment colors reproducible with pigments (subtractive colors); the additive colors are a lot brighter because they are produced from light instead of pigment. Primary Colors, a 1996 novel by Anonymous (later revealed by Donald Foster to be journalist Joe Klein), is a roman à clef about U.S. President Bill Clintons first presidential campaign in 1992. ...


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.) A selection of coloured pencils. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The word psychedelic is a neologism coined from the Greek words for mind, ψυχη (psyche), and manifest, δηλειν (delein). ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... White is the colour of things that reflect light of all parts of the visible spectrum equally and are not dull (see Grey) The color (more accurately, it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color...


Shades of violet comparison chart

  • web color [pale grayish] Lavender - pale grayish violet (Hex: #BDBBD7) (RGB: 189, 187, 215)
  • web color Periwinkle - pale bluish violet (Hex: #CCCCFF) (RGB: 204, 204, 210)
  • Crayola color [pinkish] Lavender - pale pinkish purple [red-violet]/violet (Hex: #FBAED2) (RGB: 251, 174, 255)
  • Mauve - pale violet (Hex: #E0B0FF) (RGB: 224, 176, 255)
  • Lilac - pale light violet (Hex: #C8A2C8) (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
  • web color Wisteria - light medium violet (Hex: #C9A0DC (RGB: 201, 160, 220)
  • Crayola Wisteria- light violet (Hex: #C9A0DC) (RGB: 201, 160, 220)
  • Opera Mauve - dull medium violet (Hex: #B784A7) (RGB: 183, 182, 167)
  • web color [light] violet [medium Lavender] - medium violet (Hex: #EE82EE) (RGB: 238, 130, 238)
  • Heliotrope - vivid medium violet (Hex: #DF73FF) (RGB: 223, 115, 255)
  • Amethyst - medium grayish violet (Hex: #9966CC) (RGB: 153, 102, 204)
  • Floral Lavender - light medium violet (Hex: #A76BCF) (RGB: 170, 97, 204)
  • web color "Medium Purple" - deep medium violet ( Ube )(Hex: #9370DB) (RGB: 147, 112, 219)
  • light electric violet (Hex: #8357E8) (RGB: 131, 87, 232)
  • electric violet (Hex: #8B00FF) (RGB: 139, 0, 255)
  • bright violet (Hex: #8F00DD) (RGB: 143, 0, 221)
  • pigment violet (web color "dark violet") (Hex: #9400D3) (RGB: 148, 0, 211)
  • Pantone Color #258 Deep Lavender -- dark grayish violet (Hex: #734F96) (RGB: 115, 79, 50)
  • Generic Purple (Vulgar Purple) -- deep dark violet (Hex: #660099) (RGB: 102, 0, 153) (CMYK: 33,100,0,40)

Lavender is a color that is a light shade of violet. ... Categories: Colors | Pigments | Stub ... Mauve (French form of Malva, mallow) is a pale grayed pink-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples. ... Lilac is a color that is a pale shade of violet. ... Wisteria is a tint of red-purple that resembles the flowers of Wisteria. ... Heliotrope is another term for Bloodstone, a form of Chalcedony. ... For other meanings of the term, see Amethyst. ... Ube is also the Tagalog word for purple yam is also known as Dioscorea alata scientificaly. ...

Violet in culture

Food

  • Some varieties of eggplant have pigment violet colored skin.
  • The fruit known as blackberrys are actually closer in color to a dark pigment violet.
  • Okinawan "yams" (actually a variety of sweet potato) are colored bright lavender and in the Tagalog language of the Philippines are called "ube". They are ground up and cooked with sugar, yielding a bright violet colored jam called halaya ube which is sold in Filipino grocery stores. (To see a picture of an Okinawan yam, go to: [1])
  • In the European Union in is traditional to package chocolate in violet colored packaging because of the association of the color Royal Purple with luxury.

New Age Philosophy Binomial name Solanum esculentum Drege ex Dun. ... The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device introduced in 1999 which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and other wireless information services. ... Binomial name Ipomoea batatas Linnaeus The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet-tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable. ... Lavender is a color that is a light shade of violet. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Ube is also the Tagalog word for purple yam is also known as Dioscorea alata scientificaly. ... Magnification of typical sugar In non-scientific use, the term sugar means sucrose, also called table sugar or saccharose, a white crystalline solid disaccharide. ... Jam from berries Jam is a type of fruit preserve made by boiling fruit with sugar to make an unfiltered jelly. ... A shop that sells food, either a Supermarket or a much smaller place. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... The term Purple has always been used in a general sense in English by the average person to describe a wide variety of shades within a range of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... A luxury good is a good at the highest end of the market in terms of quality and price. ...

  • Violet is used to symbolically represent the seventh (Sahasrara) chakra.

Parapsychology In Hinduism and in some related Asian cultures, a chakra is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and/or biophysical energy residing in the human body. ...

  • Psychics who claim to be able to observe the aura with their third eye typically describe someone with a violet aura as being someone who is a practicing occultist (magickal thaumaturgist).

Religion A psychic is a person who claims or who is believed to possess extra-sensory abilities, including: Clairvoyance, Psychometry and Precognition. ... An aura is: in Science Aura (symptom), a symptom experienced before a migraine or seizure. ... 17th century representation of the third eye connection to the higher worlds by alchemist Robert Fludd. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Vexillology New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Count of St Germain by unknown artist The Count of St Germain (allegedly died February 27, 1784) was a courtier, adventurer, inventor, amateur scientist, violinist, amateur composer, and a mysterious gentleman; he also displayed some skills with the practice of alchemy. ...

One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... The tricolour flag of France A flag is a symbol, often displayed on a piece of cloth that can be flown from a pole or mast, and is generally used for signalling or identification. ... Flag of the Second Spanish Republic This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

  Shades of violet  
amethyst cerise eggplant fuchsia heliotrope indigo lavender lavender blush lilac magenta mauve mountbatten pink
                       
orchid persian blue purple red-violet sangria thistle violet violet-eggplant wisteria
                 
Shades of violet without swatches
iris palatinate purpure


Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. ... In ophthalmology, high energy visible light (HEV light) is high frequency light from 380 nm to 530 nm in the visible spectrum[1]. HEV light has been implicated as a cause of age-related macular degeneration[2][3]. Some sunglasses are now designed specifically to block HEV. References ↑ Dykas, Carol. ... Lavender is a color that is a light shade of violet. ... The following is a partial list of colors with associated articles. ... The term Purple has always been used in a general sense in English by the average person to describe a wide variety of shades within a range of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... For other meanings of the term, see Amethyst. ... Cerise (pronounced IPA: in English and IPA: in French) is a deep to vivid purplish red. ... Eggplant is a brownish-purple color that resembles eggplants and was introduced by Crayola in 1998. ... Fuchsia is a color named after the flower of the fuchsia plant that can either be an alternate name for magenta, or a somewhat redder and slightly less saturated hue also termed fuchsia that is used in womens fashion. ... Heliotrope is another term for Bloodstone, a form of Chalcedony. ... Indigo is the color of light between 440 to 420 nanometres in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet. ... Lavender is a color that is a light shade of violet. ... Lavender Blush is a tinted lavender color. ... Lilac is a color that is a pale shade of violet. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Mauve (French form of Malva, mallow) is a pale grayed pink-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples. ... Mountbatten Pink, also called Plymouth Pink, is a naval camouflage pigment invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy in autumn 1940 during World War II. Mountbatten was escorting a convoy and noted that one ship in the group vanished from view much earlier than the remainder, a Union... Categories: Colors | Pigments | Stub ... Persian blue is a kind of dark blue nearing purple. ... The term Purple has always been used in a general sense in English by the average person to describe a wide variety of shades within a range of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... Red-violet is a color made by mixing the hues red and violet, so it might be seen as either a darker red or a lighter violet. ... Sangria is a color that resembles Sangría wine. ... Thistle is a pale purple-ish color resembling the thistle plant. ... Violet-eggplant is a mix of the colors violet and eggplant. ... Wisteria is a tint of red-purple that resembles the flowers of Wisteria. ... Iris has three main meanings, unrelated except for their derivation from the Greek word for rainbow: Iris (mythology), a messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, identified with the rainbow Iris (anatomy), the sphincter around the pupil of the eye, named for the colors in human and animal eyes Iris... Palatinate is a shade of purple or lilac, coming from the colours of the palatine County Durham. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, Purpure is a tincture, more or less the equivalent of the colour purple. It is one of the five dark tinctures and portrayed in black and white by lines at a clockwise 45 degree angle. ...

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
(Sorted by wavelength, short to long)
Gamma ray | X-ray | Ultraviolet | Visible spectrum | Infrared | Terahertz radiation | Microwave | Radio waves
Visible (optical) spectrum: Violet | Blue | Green | Yellow | Orange | Red
Microwave spectrum: W band | V band | K band: Ka band, Ku band | X band | C band | S band | L band
Radio spectrum: EHF | SHF | UHF | VHF | HF | MF | LF | VLF | ULF | SLF | ELF
Wavelength designations: Microwave | Shortwave | Mediumwave | Longwave

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