| Color coordinates
|sRGBB (r, g, b)
||(223, 115, 255)
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)
||(13, 55, 0, 0)
|HSV (h, s, v)
||(286°, 55%, 100%)
||Maerz and Paul
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Heliotrope is a pink-purple tint that is a representation of the color of the heliotrope flower.
The first recorded use of Heliotrope as a color name in English was in 1882.
Heliotrope in culture 
Academic dress 
- Heliotrope is used as the color for the academic hood of the Business Faculty of RMIT University in Australia.
- In the Pixar short film, Boundin', the jackalope uses heliotrope as a color.
- In Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, Act I, the play notes state that Mrs. Cheveley enters the Chilterns' party wearing "heliotrope, with diamonds".
- In James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake", "heliotrope" is the answer to the Maggies' riddle in the game of Colours (or Angels and Devils) played by the children in Part II, Chapter 1. Throughout the chapter, the word "heliotrope" is disguised a number of times, hidden either in anagrams, riddles, puns, or obscure allusions.
- In P. G. Wodehouse’s "Thank You Jeeves", Pauline Stoker escapes from her father's yacht and ends up in Bertie Wooster's heliotrope pajamas.
- In Sarah Mlynowski's "Parties & Potions", the Samsortas wear a gown that is heliotrope in color, as the color has "magical properties that enhance natural beauty".
- In "The Whalestoe Letters" addition to Danielewski's "House of Leaves", Pelafina lists heliotrope as a preferred color for her luggage.
- In Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow", the colored pencils on Tyrone Slothrop's Desk include the "Hard-to-get heliotrope"
- In J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", Mafalda Hopkirk's polyjuice potion turns "a pleasant heliotrope colour".
- In Mark Twain's "How to tell a story and other essays", Thompson refers to the scent of a corpse being shipped by train: "I've carried many a one of 'em, some of 'em considerable overdue, too, but lordy, he just lays over 'em all! And does it easy Cap., they was just heliotrope to HIM!"
- The periorbital purplish discoloration occurring in dermatomyositis is called the "Heliotrope rash" after the color.
- Heliotrope is among the handful of "half-mourning" colors worn by Victorians during the last stage of mourning.
School colors 
- Exmouth RFC (N2) play in a Heliotrope and white horizontal strip. The Exmouth RFC bar also serve a cocktail named Heliotrope.
See also 
- ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called heliotrope in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color heliotrope is displayed on page 131, Plate 54, Color Sample C10.
- ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample of Heliotrope: Page 131 Plate 54 Color Sample C10
- ^ Mourning Fashion: