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Lavender (floral)) (#B57EDC)

Lavender (web color) (#E6E6FA)

Lavender (web color)
Single lavendar flower02.jpg
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Hex triplet #E6E6FA
RGBB (r, g, b) (230, 230, 250)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 8%, 98[1]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Lavender is a pale tint of violet. It applies particularly to the color of the flower of the same name. The web color called lavender is displayed at right—it matches the color of the very palest part of the lavender flower; however, the more saturated color shown below as floral lavender more closely matches the average color of the lavender flower as shown in the picture and is the shade of lavender historically and traditionally considered lavender by the average person as opposed to those who are web site designers.[3] The color lavender might be described as a medium violet or a light pinkish purple. The complementary color of lavender is olive.

The term lavender may also be used in general to apply to a wide range of pale, light, medium, or grayish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors. In paints, the color lavender is made by mixing violet and white paint.

The first recorded use of the word lavender as a color term in English was in 1705.[4]

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Historical development of the concept of the color lavender

Originally, the name lavender only applied to flowers. By 1930, the book A Dictionary of Color[5] identified three major shades of lavender—[floral] lavender, lavender gray, and lavender blue, and in addition a fourth shade of lavender called old lavender (a dark lavender gray) (all four of these shades of lavender are shown below). By 1955, the publication of the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps), now on the Internet,[6] listed dozens of different shades of lavender. Today, although the color floral lavender (the color of the flower of the lavender plant) remains the standard for lavender, just as there are many shades of pink (light red, light rose, and light magenta colors), there are many shades of lavender (some light magenta, some light purple, [mostly] light violet [as well as some grayish violet], and some light indigo colors).

Variations of Lavender

Lavender blush

Lavender blush
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Hex triplet #FFF0F5
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 240, 245)
HSV (h, s, v) (340°, 6%, 100[7]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color lavender blush.

Lavender mist (web color Lavender)

Lavender mist
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Hex triplet #E6E6FA
RGBB (r, g, b) (230, 230, 250)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 8%, 98[8]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color designated as the web color lavender is a very pale tint of lavender that in other (artistic) contexts may be described as lavender mist.

Languid lavender

Languid lavender
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Hex triplet #D6CADD
RGBB (r, g, b) (214, 202, 221)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 17%, 82%)
Source Plochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color languid lavender.

The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers. [9]


Lavender gray

Lavender gray
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Hex triplet #C4C3D0
RGBB (r, g, b) (196, 195, 208)
HSV (h, s, v) (245°, 6%, 82[10]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The historical name for this color is lavender gray. It is listed in A Dictionary of Color as one of the three major variations of lavender in 1930 along with lavender blue (shown below) and [floral] lavender (also shown below).[11] (This book also designates a fourth shade of lavender, called old lavender, also shown below). This color matches Prismacolor colored pencil PC 1026, Greyed Lavender.

Sample of lavender gray: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)—Color sample of lavender gray (color sample #213):

Pale lavender (light mauve)

Light mauve
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Hex triplet #DCD0FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (220, 208, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (264°, 14%, 100%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color light mauve, a color also known as pale lavender. The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)—Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See sample of the color Lavender (R) #209 displayed on indicated page (along with several other shades of lavender):[12]

Lavender blue (periwinkle)

Periwinkle
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Hex triplet #CCCCFF
RGBB (r, g, b) (204, 204, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 20%, 100[13]%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A periwinkle flower

At right is displayed the color lavender blue (periwinkle), a bluish lavender.

Lavender blue is listed in A Dictionary of Color as one of the three major variations of lavender in 1930 along with lavender gray (shown above) and [floral] lavender (shown below). It is identified as being the same color as periwinkle. The first use of the term lavender blue as a color term was in 1926.[14]

Pastel lavender (mauve)

Mauve
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Hex triplet #E0B0FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (224, 176, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (276°, 31%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color mauve, displayed at right, may be regarded as equivalent to pastel lavender.

Mauve was very popular in the 1890s and that decade is referred to as the mauve decade.

Light lavender (wisteria)

Wisteria
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Hex triplet #C9A0DC
RGBB (r, g, b) (201, 160, 220)
HSV (h, s, v) (281°, 27%, 86%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Chinese wisteria

The color wisteria is displayed at right. Wisteria, a light medium violet color is equivalent to light lavender.

The Prismacolor colored pencil PC 956, which used to be called light violet and is now called lilac (the actual color of the colored pencil is equivalent to wisteria rather than lilac) is this color.

Wisteria in this exact shade is one of the Crayola crayon colors on the List of Crayola crayon colors.

Lavender pink

Lavender pink
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Hex triplet #FBAED2
RGBB (r, g, b) (251, 174, 210)
HSV (h, s, v) (332°, 31%, 98[15]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

After the introduction of the Munsell color system, in which purple, described as equivalent to red-violet is described as one of the five psychological primary colors along with red, yellow, green, and blue, some people began to think of lavender as being somewhat more pinkish color. This color can be described as lavender pink or pale pinkish-purple when purple is defined as equivalent to red-violet as artists do.

This shade of lavender, displayed at right, is the color designated as lavender (color #74) in the list of Crayola crayon colors.

Before 1958, the color shown below as medium lavender gray and now called purple mountain majesty by Crayola was called lavender in Crayola crayons.

Lavender rose

Lavender rose
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Hex triplet #FBA0E3
RGBB (r, g, b) (251, 160, 227)
HSV (h, s, v) (316°, 36%, 98[16]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color lavender rose--the color of a lavender rose. [4]


Brilliant lavender (electric lavender)

Brilliant lavender
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Hex triplet #F4BBFF
RGBB (r, g, b) (249, 192, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (290°, 27%, 100[17]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Lightning cloud-to-sea over Miramare di Rimini, Italy.

The color brilliant lavender is displayed at right.

Although lightning usually appears to be electric blue, under some meteorological conditions, it may appear to be brilliant lavender, and thus another name for this color is electric lavender.


Rich brilliant lavender

Rich brilliant lavender
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Hex triplet #F1A7FE
RGBB (r, g, b) (241, 167, 254)
HSV (h, s, v) (291°, 34%, 100[18]%)
Source Vexillological
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color rich brilliant lavender is displayed at right.

This is the tint of lavender used in the Intersexual Pride Flag, a flag used by the intersexual community.

Lavender magenta (web color [light] "violet")

Lavender magenta
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Hex triplet #EE82EE
RGBB (r, g, b) (238, 130, 238)
HSV (h, s, v) (300°, 45%, 93[19]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Some perceive lavender as being a light violet color somewhere between the web colors heliotrope and the web color wisteria. This color is reproduced at right: it is equivalent to the web color mistakenly called "Violet" which is actually a light violet, i.e., a lavender of medium saturation (see the colors displayed in the article on violet for a comparison of the so-called web color "violet" with the actual color violet, which is color #8B00FF: actual color violet). Although the web color "violet" may be called light violet it is technically actually a light magenta, since the red and blue values of the color are equal (which signifies for computer display that this color is a shade of magenta), and therefore another name for this color is lavender magenta, analogous to the colors lavender gray, lavender indigo, lavender blue, lavender rose, and lavender pink.

This is the shade of lavender that is designated as "lavender" in the Berol Eagle Prismacolor colored pencil that is called by that name (Prismacolor colored pencil number PC 934). Another name for this shade of lavender could be artist's lavender since this color is what is often designated as lavender in art materials.


Medium lavender magenta (web color plum)

Plum (web color)
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Hex triplet #DDA0DD
RGBB (r, g, b) (221, 160, 221)
HSV (h, s, v) (300°, 28%, 87[20]%)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color medium lavender magenta which is equivalent to the web color version of Plum.

This color may be regarded both as a tone of lavender since it is a light color between red and blue and as a light medium tone of magenta because its red and blue values are equal (the color signature of a tone of magenta for computer display).

Vivid lavender (heliotrope) (psychedelic lavender)

Heliotrope
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Hex triplet #DF73FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (223, 115, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (286°, 55%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color heliotrope, which may be described as a vivid lavender.

Another name for this color is psychedelic lavender because this color was a popular color often used in the hippie psychedelic poster art of the late 1960s for the Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco that were and are sold in the head shops of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. These posters were drawn and produced by such artists as Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, and Victor Moscoso. Images of psychedelic posters: [21]


Bright Úbe

Bright úbe
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Hex triplet #D19FE8
RGBB (r, g, b) (209, 159, 232)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 72%, 64%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A piece of cake flavoured with ube

Displayed at right is the color bright úbe (The word ube is pronounced OObeh). This color may be called a medium bright lavender. The color takes its name from purple yams, notably from the appearance of pastries or ice cream where said tuber is an ingredient or the overall flavor. Outside the Philippines, such products are available in Filipino grocery or speciality stores.


Bright lavender (light floral lavender) (lavender bandana)

Bright lavender
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Hex triplet #BF94E4
RGBB (r, g, b) (191, 148, 228)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 68%, 60%)
Source [22] Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color of a lavender bandana. This color may be called bright lavender or lavender bandana. It is a pale brilliant medium violet. The source of this color is the following web link:[23] (The sample was taken from lavender bandana pictured in the picture from the website [5].)

This color may also be called light floral lavender as it is the color of the lighter outer part of the actual flower of the lavender plant.


Lavender (floral)

Lavender
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Hex triplet #B57EDC
RGBB (r, g, b) (181, 126, 220)
HSV (h, s, v) (275°, 43%, 86[24]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A lavender flower

The color in the color box at right indicated as lavender may be regarded as true lavender since the sample from the Colour Lovers website [6] was compared to the color sampled directly from the picture of an actual lavender flower in the Wikipedia article on the lavender plant, and it matched. Although different parts of the lavender flower are various shades of lavender, the color displayed at right matches a pixel that from the sample that is a medium shade (not extremely dark or extremely light) of all the pixels in the photograph of the lavender flower in the Wikipedia article on the lavender plant. This color also matches the color shown as "lavender" (viewed under a full-spectrum fluorescent lamp) in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color (reference below), the world standard for color names before the introduction of computers. This color may also be called floral lavender. It is a medium violet.

This shade of lavender would be the color you would get if you mix together 50% violet paint and 50% white paint.

This shade may be regarded as actual lavender and the other shades displayed in this article can be regarded as all variations on this shade.[25]

This lavender also closely matches the color given as lavender in a basic purple color chart.

Rich Lavender (deep floral lavender)

Rich lavender
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Hex triplet #A76BCF
RGBB (r, g, b) (170, 97, 204)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 78%, 47%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color rich lavender, the deep lavender color of the inner part of the flower of the lavender plant.

This is a deep floral lavender.


Amethyst

Amethyst
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Hex triplet #9966CC
RGBB (r, g, b) (153, 102, 204)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 50%, 80%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A polished amethyst gem stone.

The color amethyst is a moderate, transparent violet. Its name is derived from the stone amethyst, a form of quartz. Though the color of natural amethyst varies from purple to yellow, the amethyst color referred to here is the moderate purple color most commonly associated with amethyst stones. There is disagreement as to the cause of the purple color of the amethyst stone. Some believe that the color is due to the presence of manganese, while others have suggested that the amethyst color could be from ferric thiocyanate or sulfur found in amethyst stones.

This color may also be called medium deep lavender. It is a deep rich medium violet.

Úbe

Úbe
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Hex triplet #8878C3
RGBB (r, g, b) (136, 120, 195)
HSV (h, s, v) (253°, 39%, 77 [26]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color ube, a medium lavender-gray was sampled from a picture of the interior flesh of an Okinawan yam, a variety of sweet potato which is called the purple yam, known in Filipino as úbe (pronounced "OObeh").(photo[27])

Lavender indigo

Lavender indigo
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Hex triplet #9457EB
RGBB (r, g, b) (148, 87, 235)
HSV (h, s, v) (265°, 63%, 92[28]%)
Source Colour Lovers
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color lavender indigo is displayed at right.

Lavender indigo is a shade of lavender that is similar to the color blue-violet, a shade of indigo.


Deep lavender (web color medium purple)

Medium purple
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Hex triplet #9370DB
RGBB (r, g, b) (147, 112, 219)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 68%, 72%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color medium purple which is equivalent to deep medium violet or deep lavender.


Lavender purple (purple mountain majesty)

Purple mountain majesty
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Hex triplet #9678B6
RGBB (r, g, b) (150, 120, 182)
HSV (h, s, v) (260°, 34%, 71[29]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color purple mountain majesty, a Crayola color since 1993. This color may be regarded as a medium lavender gray.

This color was the color called lavender in Crayola crayons before 1958, when Crayola switched to calling the color shown above as lavender pink as being lavender. (See the website "Lost Crayola Crayon Colors":[30] ) Because of that, another name for this color is lavender purple.

This color is a representation of the way mountains look when they are far away.

Twilight lavender

Twilight lavender
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Hex triplet #8A496B
RGBB (r, g, b) (138, 73, 107)
HSV (h, s, v) (297°, 48%, 96[31]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color twilight lavender is displayed at right.

Twilight lavender is a color formulated by Crayola in 1990 as one of the colors in its Silver Swirls specialty box of metallic colors.


Dark lavender

Dark lavender
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Hex triplet #734F96
RGBB (r, g, b) (115, 79, 150)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 47%, 59[32]%)
Source Vexillological
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Bisexual pride flag

Displayed at right is the color dark lavender, a representation of the exact shade of lavender that is used in the central band of the bisexual pride flag (Pantone color #258--"Deep Lavender"). On the bisexual pride flag, this color is shown as being the combination of a deep shade of magenta similar to shocking pink, the color representing women, and a dark azure, the color representing men. For the color shades of the top and bottom color bands, see the image of the flag in the bisexual pride flag article.

Halaya ube

Halaya ube
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Hex triplet #663854
RGBB (r, g, b) (102, 56, 84)
HSV (h, s, v) (278°, 12%, 37%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Ube jam is called Halaya ube in Tagalog

Displayed at right is the rich dark lavender purple color halaya ube, the color of the purple yam jam (halaya ube) sold in Filipino grocery stores.

The source of this color is the following website offering Filipino foods for sale (see under Halaya Ube): [33]


Old lavender

Old lavender
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Hex triplet #796878
RGBB (r, g, b) (121, 104, 120)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 3%, 22%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The dark lavender gray color displayed at right is called old lavender. It is a dark grayish violet.

The first recorded use of old lavender as a color name in English was in the year 1924.[34]

The source of this color is color sample #228 at the following website:[35] —The ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names (1955), a website for stamp collectors to evaluate the colors of their stamps.

Lavender in human culture

Consumer Products

  • In the summer of 2006, the Procter and Gamble Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio made available for the first time Ivory Soap colored and scented lavender. The shade of lavender chosen for this new product is the pastel lavender (pale violet) color called mauve described above.[citation needed]
  • In 2007, Walgreen's introduced a product line of lavender-scented baby oil in addition to its regular baby oil.

Culture

  • The color described above as [true] lavender or floral lavender or the color described above as lavender magenta may both be used to symbolize decadence, in the sense of a lifestyle devoted to sensual enjoyment of sex, drugs, and rock and roll music (according to taste, some may prefer opera or classical music), sumptuous art with rich colors and complex Byzantine-like designs, rich gourmet food, and fine wine. The 1980 book Decadence: The Strange Life of an Epithet by Richard Gilman has a book jacket colored floral lavender and the interior paper of the inside front and back covers of the book is colored floral lavender. The tops of the pages are tipped in the color floral lavender.[36] The 1972 book Dreamers of Decadence by Philippe Jullian (about the decadent movement in art in the late 1800s in Europe) has the spine of the book jacket colored the color described above as lavender magenta.[37][38]

Film

Food

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Lavender, along with maroon, is one of the official colors of Sigma Kappa.[42]
  • Lavender, along with white, are the two officials colors of Sigma Pi. The Fraternity's flower is the Lavender Orchid.

Literature

  • Lavender and Old Lace is a novel by Myrtle Reed published in 1902.[43]
  • The Lavender Dragon is the name of a 1923 Fantasy novel by Eden Phillpotts which is an "Ironic mock-medieval romance in which a benevolent dragon steals lonely humans to populate his utopian community, in spite of the attempts of knights errant to keep them in a world ruled by intolerance and injustice. A delightful exercise in inverted perspective."[44]
  • Lavender Brown is a character in the popular Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.

Music

New Age Metaphysics

  • According to the theosophical metaphysical system of the New Age Prophetess Alice A. Bailey, the violet devas are in charge of maintaining the etheric forms that are the etheric matter duplicates of the objects on the physical plane. Each of the four types of violet devas that are said by Bailey to function on the four etheric subplanes of the seven subplanes of the physical plane are supposed to be colored a different shade of violet. The devas that function on the highest subplane of the physical plane, the first etheric plane (also called the atomic subplane), are said to be colored lavender. [45]

Politics

Religion

  • Since lavender is simply a light shade of violet, and violet is the color used to represent the New Age deity the Cosmic Master St. Germain, sometimes lavender is used in association with violet to represent St. Germain. For example, lavender objects such as chunks of amethyst or lavender flowers such as cattleya orchids or the lavender flower itself may be placed on an altar to St. Germain. Lavender incense may be burned on the altar to St. Germain. Lavender colored foods such as Okinawan ("purple") yams or Halaya Ube (purple yam jam) may be placed on his altar as an offering. Lavender and violet clothing may be worn (in combination with wearing amethyst jewelry) when worshipping or meditating on St. Germain. It is believed by the deity's devotees that channeling information from St. Germain may be effected by scrying an amethyst crystal ball while meditating.[48]
  • Lavender and yellow symbolizes the holy day of Easter in the Christian religion because the season of Spring, when Easter occurs, is when the crocus flower, which is lavender and yellow, blooms in Europe.[49]
  • The Lavender Mafia is a term used to refer to gay Catholic priests.
  • In Buddhism, Buddha's aura is said to be colored prabashvara, a tone of lavender.

Romantic Love

  • Lavender roses are sometimes given by LGBTs to each other on Valentine's Day or may be given to those entering into a same-sex marriage . Images of lavender roses:[50]
  • Lavender roses are symbolic of "love at first sight".[citation needed]
  • A Lavender marriage is a marriage between a man and a woman in which one, or both, parties are, or are assumed to be, homosexual. Usually, but not always, both parties are assumed to be complicit in a public deception to hide their homosexuality.

Sexuality

  • Just as in the 1890s mauve symbolized homosexuality, the shade of lavender described above as [true] lavender or floral lavender became the symbol of homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s. The first usage was in the 1920s to indicate an effeminate style. Sean Casey wrote in 1928, "I am very sorry..that I have hurt the refined sentimentalities of C. W. Allen by neglecting to use the lavender...language of the 18th and 19th centuries." Cole Porter's 1929 song "I'm a Gigolo," went: "I'm a famous gigolo, And of lavender, my nature's got just a dash in it." A 1935 dictionary of slang reported "streak of lavender," meant an effeminate man or a sissy, a term used in 1926 by Carl Sandburg to describe young Abraham Lincoln.[51] In the 1960s, homophiles were sometimes referred to as the lavender boys (this term is still used by some people [both gay and non-gay] to refer to gays). A lavender convention is a convention of homosexuals. A heterosexual who has some homosexual tendencies is described as someone with a dash of lavender.[52] In the 1970s pink became more often associated with homosexuality because of the use of the pink triangle as a symbol of gay liberation. However, gays of the baby boom generation still think of lavender as the gayest color. Apparently, the reason lavender symbolizes homosexuality is because it is the color that is obtained when you mix pink (the color symbolizing girls) with light blue (the color symbolizing boys).[53][54]
  • Often the color lavender is, when worn by men, associated with those men being in the homosexual scene.[citation needed]
  • Lavender is the name of a LGBT magazine in Minnesota.
  • The Lavender Dragon Society was a club for gay Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[55]
  • There was a gay bookstore called the Lavender Dragon in Menlo Park, California in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Similarly in 1982 Lavender Menace (from 1987, West and Wilde) opened as Scotland's first LGBT book shop.
  • In the bandana code of the gay leather subculture, wearing a lavender bandana symbolizes that one has a fetish for dressing in drag.
  • The color lavender shown above as dark lavender represents bisexuality since it is one of the three colors in the Bisexual pride flag, invented in 1998. This shade of dark lavender is a combination of a deep blue (representing men) and a deep magenta similar to shocking pink (representing women). (To see the exact colors in the Bisexual Pride Flag, go to the Wikipedia article link shown above).[56]
  • The existence of the homintern was a conspiracy theory widely believed in the 1960s; it was sometimes called the lavender conspiracy.

Video Games

See also

References

  1. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #E6E6FA (Lavender (web color)):
  2. ^ a b 4.3. SVG color keywords--X11 colors including gray/grey variants:. (May 2003). Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill See discussion of color lavender, Page 163; See color Sample of Lavender—Page 109 Plate 43 Color Sample C5 (Note that the color sample of lavender shown in the book A Dictionary of Color (the world standard for color matching before the introduction of computers) matches the shade of lavender displayed above under the heading "Lavender (floral)" )
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 19[[30 McGraw-Hill Page 197
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill
  6. ^ ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)—Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See various shades of the color Lavender displayed on indicated page: [1]
  7. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #FFF0F5 (Lavender Blush):
  8. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #E6E6FA (Lavender Mist):
  9. ^ Plochere Color System:
  10. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #C4C3D0 (Lavender Gray):
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  15. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #FBAED2 (Lavender Pink):
  16. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #FBA0E3 (Lavender Rose):
  17. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #F4BBFF (Brilliant Lavender (Electric Lavender)):
  18. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #F1A7FE (Rich Brilliant Lavender):
  19. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #EE82EE (Lavender Magenta):
  20. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #DDA0DD (Medium Lavender Magenta):
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Simple English

This box shows the color lavender.
 
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Lavender is a light tone of violet.

The name comes from the flower of the lavender plant. Originally, the name lavender only meant the color of this flower. The color of the flower is still the standard for lavender but there are many other tones of light or medium violet now called lavender also.

The color of the flower can also be called floral lavender. Other shades of lavender can range in hue from pinkish purple through violet to blueish-indigo. They can also range from light and pale to medium and greyish shades.

By 1930, the book A Dictionary of Color[1] identified three major shades of lavender--[floral] lavender, lavender gray, and lavender blue, and in addition a fourth shade of lavender called old lavender (a dark lavender gray) (all four of these shades of lavender are shown below). By 1955, the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names[2] listed dozens of different shades of lavender.

The first recorded use of the word lavender as a color term in English was in 1705.[3]


Contents

Meaning of lavender

Tones of Lavender color comparison chart

  • Lavender Blush Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #FFF9FB) (RGB: 255, 245, 251)
  • Lavender Mist Light (Xona.com Color List "Lavender Light
    Light") (Hex: #F5F5FD) (RGB: 245, 245, 253)
  • Lavender Blush (web color) (Hex: #FFF0F5) (RGB: 255, 240, 245)
  • Lavender Mist (web color Lavender) (Hex: #E6E6FA) (RGB: 230, 230, 250)
  • Prelude Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #EBE4F4) (RGB: 235, 228, 244)
  • Languid Lavender (Hex: #D6CADD) (RGB: 214, 202, 221)
  • Amethyst Smoke Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #D5CFDE) (RGB: 213, 207, 222)
  • Lavender Blue-Gray (Hex: #BDBBD7) (RGB: 189, 187, 215)
  • Lavender Gray (Hex: #C4C3D0) (RGB: 196, 195, 221)
  • Prelude (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #D0C0E5) (RGB: 208, 192, 229)
  • Pale Light French Lavender (Xona.com Color List "Lavender Light") (Hex: #D8D0F5) (RGB: 216, 208, 245)
  • Pale Lavender (Light Mauve) (Hex: #DCD0FF) (RGB: 220, 208, 255)
  • Lavender Blue (Periwinkle) (Hex: #CCCCFF) (RGB: 204, 204, 255)
  • Pastel Lavender (Mauve) (Hex: #E0B0FF) (RGB: 224, 176, 255)
  • Blue-Violet Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #C77DF3) (RGB: 199, 125, 243)
  • Medium Purple Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #CDB7F0) (RGB: 205, 183, 240)
  • Light Lavender (Wisteria (Crayola)) (Hex: #C9A0DC (RGB: 201, 160, 220)
  • Medium Lavender Grey (Lilac) (Hex: #C8A2C8) (RGB: 200, 162, 200)
  • Light Lavender Magenta (Xona.com Color List "Violet Light Light") (Hex: #F8C3F*) (RGB: 248, 195, 248)
  • Lavender Pink (Crayola "Lavender [Pink]") (Hex: #FBAED2) (RGB: 251, 174, 210)
  • Lavender Rose (Hex: #FBA0E3) (RGB: 251, 160, 227)
  • Brilliant Lavender (Electric Lavender) (Hex: #F4BBFF (RGB: 249, 192, 255)
  • Rich Brilliant Lavender (Hex: #F1A7FE) (RGB: 241, 167, 254)
  • Lavender Magenta (web color "violet") (Hex: #EE82EE) (RGB: 238, 130, 238)
  • Vivid Lavender (Psychedelic Lavender) (Heliotrope) (Hex: #DF73FF) (RGB: 223, 115, 255)
  • Light Veronica (Xona.com Color List "[X11] Purple Light") (Hex:D46FF9) (RGB: 212,111, 249)
  • Medium Lavender Pink (Sky Magenta) (Hex: #CF71AF) (RGB: 207, 113, 175)
  • Affair Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #B898CD) (RGB: 184, 152, 205)
  • Medium Bright Lavender (Bright Ube) (Hex: #D19FE8) (RGB: 209, 159, 232)
  • Bright Lavender (Light Floral Lavender) (Hex: #BF94E4) (RGB: 191, 148, 228)
  • LAVENDER (Floral Lavender) (Hex: #B57EDC) (RGB: 181, 126, 220)
  • Rich Lavender (Deep Floral Lavender) (Hex: #A76BCF) (RGB: 170, 97, 204)
  • Deep Rich Lavender (Deep Lilac) (Hex: #9955BB) (RGB: 153, 85, 187)
  • Lavender Indigo (Hex: #9457EB) (RGB: 148, 87, 235)
  • Vanda (Floral Vanda) (Hex: #9842E3) (RGB: 152, 66, 227)
  • Amethyst (web color) (Medium Deep Lavender) (Hex: #9966CC) (RGB: 153, 102, 204)
  • Dull Deep Lavender (Wikipedia Link Lavender) (Hex: #9C87CD) (RGB: 158, 137, 193)
  • DADT Repeal Lavender (color of Obama's tie when signing) (Hex: #9D9FE9) (RGB: 157, 159, 233)
  • Light French Lavender (Xona.com Color List "Lavender") (Hex: #A899E6) (RGB: 168, 153, 230)
  • French Lavender (Hex: #9683EC) (RGB: 150, 131, 236)
  • Deep Rich Lavender Grey (Purple Yam) (Ube) (Hex: #8878C3) (RGB: 136, 120, 195)
  • Deep Lavender (Medium Purple (web color)) (Hex: #9370DB) (RGB: 147, 112, 219)
  • Lavender Purple (Purple Mountain Majesty (Crayola)) (Hex: #9978B6) (RGB: 150, 120, 182)
  • Amethyst Smoke (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #A397B4) (RGB: 163, 151, 180)
  • Lavender Brown (Medium Vanda) (Plochere "Vanda") (Hex: #AA8A9E) (RGB: 170, 138, 158)
  • Twilight Lavender (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Hex: #8A496B) (RGB: 138, 73, 107)
  • Ube (Purple Yam Jam) (Hex: #663854) (RGB: 102, 56, 84)
  • Old Lavender (Dark Lavender Grey) (Hex: #796878) (RGB: 121, 104, 120)
  • Dark Lavender (Pantone color #258) (Hex: #734F96) (RGB: 115, 79, 150)
  • Affair (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #714693) (RGB: 113, 70, 147)
ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill
  2. ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See various shades of the color Lavender displayed on indicated page: [1]
  3. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197

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