Talk:Lavender (color)

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Shades of...[edit]

See discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Color#Shades_of..._Subsections. PaleAqua 21:03, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Removed section as OR and waaay too self-referential[edit]

Dull deep lavender (Wikipedia link lavender)[edit]

Wikipedia lavenderHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9C87CD
sRGBB  (rgb) (158, 137, 193)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (47, 48, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (175°, 75%, 155%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

A good approximation to a common idea of lavender would be the color of a formerly blue Wikipedia link that has turned a shade of light violet because you have already been to that article. This color, Wikipedia lavender, which could be described as dull deep lavender or pale dull medium violet , is reproduced in the color box at right.

I'm not inclined to believe that any of the sources refer to this as "Wikipedia link lavender", considering Wikipedia didn't exist yet. Feel free to add it back if you can find a reference that does, though. - (), 19:59, 20 March 2007 (UTC)



I removed a source of for the info box, which in turn replaced a link to another Wikipedia. Wikipedia articles are never sources; if an article contains some information you should refer onwards to the original source. In any case, that was a picture. I want to emphasise my interpretation of Wikipedia's guidelines: that a photograph cannot be a source of a named color value, and if that is the only source, it must be removed. Notinasnaid 08:14, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Lavender Bandana / Chihuahas?[edit]

The section on Lavender bandana says the color is taken from the bandana at I see no bandana there, and I'm not clear why chihuahas would be canonical as color sources anyway. The link seems to have been there for a while, and I don't know how to search for when it was added/changed... Boojum 20:23, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Floral Lavender?[edit]

The introductory paragraph refers to a color "shown below as floral lavender" but there is no mention of floral lavender on the rest of the page. Josephmarty (talk) 19:06, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

It's listed as "Lavender (floral)". Keraunos (talk) 05:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Art Deco lavender?[edit]

Can anyone advise what shade of lavender was characteristic of Art Deco? Zoe Ocean 09:34, 31 July 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoe Buchanan (talkcontribs)