Violet (named after the flower violet) 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. Its wavelength range is approximately 420-380 nanometres.
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 compact disc.
Lavender - typically pale (RGB: 230, 230, 250)
Lilac - typically pale (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
Last updated: 05-13-2005 07:56:04