Byzantium (color)

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Not to be confused with Tyrian purple, the color historically used by Roman and Byzantine emperors. For other uses, see Byzantium (disambiguation).
ByzantiumHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #702963
sRGBB  (rgb) (112, 41, 99)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 63, 12, 56)
HSV       (h, s, v) (311°, 63%, 44[1]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color byzantium, a dark tone of purple, is displayed at right. This particular tone of purple originates in modern times, and, despite its name, should by no means be confused with Tyrian purple (hue rendering), the color historically used by Roman and Byzantine emperors. The latter, often also referred to as "Tyrian red", is more reddish in hue, and is in fact often depicted as closer to crimson than purple. The first recorded use of byzantium as a color name in English was in 1926.[2]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Byzantium (color sample #238):.

Variations of byzantium[edit]

Byzantine[edit]

ByzantineHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BD33A4
sRGBB  (rgb) (189, 51, 164)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 73, 13, 26)
HSV       (h, s, v) (311°, 73%, 74[3]%)
Source [1]/Maerz and Paul[4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color byzantine is displayed at right.

The color byzantine is a rich tone of medium purple toned toward magenta.

The first recorded use of byzantine as a color name in English was in 1924.[5]

Dark byzantium[edit]

Byzantium (ISCC-NBS #242)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #5D3954
sRGBB  (rgb) (93, 57, 84)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 39, 10, 64)
HSV       (h, s, v) (315°, 39%, 36%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color dark byzantium is displayed at right.

This color is identical to the following dark tone of the color byzantium displayed on the ISCC-NBS color list: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Byzantium (color sample #242):.

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #702963 (Byzantium):
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Byzantium: Page 111 Plate 44 Color Sample K7
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #BD33A4 (Byzantine):
  4. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called Byzantine in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color Byzantine is displayed on page 125, Plate 51, Color Sample K8.
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Byzantine: Page 125 Plate 51 Color Sample K8 Note: This color sample matches the color shown above as "byzantine".

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