Plum (color)

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For other uses, see Plum (disambiguation).
Ripe Plums on a plum tree
PlumHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #8E4585
sRGBB  (rgb) (142, 69, 133)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 51, 6, 44)
HSV       (h, s, v) (347°, 51,4%, 55,7[1]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Plum as an RYB quaternary color
  russet
  plum[2]
  slate

Plum is a deep purple color, such as that shown at right (color #8E4585), which is a close representation of the average color of the plum fruit.

As a quaternary color on the RYB color wheel, plum is an equal mix of the tertiary colors russet and slate (also known as olive).[3][4]

The first recorded use of plum as a color name in English was in 1805.[5]

Variations of plum[edit]

Pale plum[edit]

Plum (web)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DDA0DD
sRGBB  (rgb) (221, 160, 221)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 28, 0, 13)
HSV       (h, s, v) (300°, 28%, 87[6]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color pale plum, which is the pale tone of plum that is the web color called plum.

This color is paler than the color at the head of this article (color #8E4585)—paler than the color of an actual plum.

Persian plum (prune)[edit]

Persian PlumHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #701C1C
sRGBB  (rgb) (112, 28, 28)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 75, 75, 56)
HSV       (h, s, v) (0°, 75%, 44[7]%)
Source Xona.com Color List
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color Persian plum from the Xona.com Color List.

This is the color traditionally called prune because it is a representation of the average color of prunes. Prune is the French word for "plum", but in English the name "prune" is applied to dried plums. This color is a representation of the color of cooked dried plums (prunes).

The first recorded use of prune as a color name in English was in 1789.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ |web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #8E4585 (Plum):
  2. ^ RGB approximations of RYB tertiary colors, using cubic interpolation.[1] The colors displayed here are substantially paler than the true color a mixture of paints would produce.
  3. ^ William J. Miskella, 1928, Practical Color Simplified: A Handbook on Lacquering, Enameling, Coloring And Painting, pp
  4. ^ John Lemos, 1920, "Color Charts for the School Room", in School Arts, vol. 19, pp 580–584
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202; Color Sample of Plum4: Page 117 Plate 47 Color Sample J9 Note: The color designated plum (color #8E4585) that is displayed above matches the color identified as plum in the color sample in Maerz and Paul
  6. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #DDA0DD (Pale Plum):
  7. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #701C1C (Persian Plum) (Prune):
  8. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202; Color Sample of Prune: Page 117 Plate 47 Color Sample J8

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