Orchid (color)

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For other uses, see Orchid (disambiguation).
OrchidHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DA70D6
sRGBB  (rgb) (218, 112, 214)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 49, 2, 15)
HSV       (h, s, v) (302°, 49%, 86[1]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Orchid is a bright rich purple color that is a representation of the color of the orchidaceae flower.

Various tones of orchid may range from grayish purple to purplish-pink to strong reddish purple.

The first recorded use of orchid as a color name in English was in 1915.[2]

In 1987, orchid was included as one of the X11 colors. After the invention of the world wide web in 1991, these became known as the X11 web colors.

Derivation[edit]

The name originates from the flowers of some species of the vast orchid family (Orchidaceae), such as Laelia furfuracea and Ascocentrum pusillum, which have petals of this color.

The word Orchid derives from the Greek word orchis which means testicle, after the appearance of the roots of plants of the genus Orchis.[3]

Variations of orchid[edit]

Orchid pink[edit]

Orchid PinkHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F2BDCD
sRGBB  (rgb) (242, 189, 205)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 22, 15, 5)
HSV       (h, s, v) (322°, 22%, 95[4]%)
Source Pantone TPX[5]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color orchid pink.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #13-2010 TPX—Orchid Pink.[6]


Wild orchid[edit]

Wild OrchidHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D470A2
sRGBB  (rgb) (215, 112, 162)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 48, 25, 16)
HSV       (h, s, v) (331°, 48%, 84[7]%)
Source Pantone TPX[8]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color wild orchid.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #16-2120 TPX—Wild Orchid.[9]


Dark orchid[edit]

Dark OrchidHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9932CC
sRGBB  (rgb) (153, 50, 204)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (25, 76, 0, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v) (280°, 76%, 80[10]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the web color dark orchid.

Orchid in human culture[edit]

Art
  • In the Crayola brand of markers, desert flower is a color equivalent to orchid.
Medicine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #DA70D6 (Orchid):
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample of Orchid: Page 105 Plate 41 Color Sample F5
  3. ^ "Orchis". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FDBDCD (Orchid Pink):
  5. ^ Type the words "Orchid Pink" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  6. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Orchid Pink" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #D770A2 (Wild Orchid):
  8. ^ Type the words "Wild Orchid" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  9. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Wild Orchid" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  10. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #9932CC (Dark Orchid):
  11. ^ "About Orchid". Orchard charity website. Retrieved 2009-08-31.