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Lilac is a color that is a pale shade of violet. It might also be described as light purple. The actual color of the flower of some Lilac flowers is a much deeper color, equivalent to the color shown below as deep lilac.

Lilac (#C8A2C8)

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Lilac

Lilac
Color icon lilac.svg
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C8A2C8
RGBB (r, g, b) (200, 162, 200)
HSV (h, s, v) (300°, 19%, 78%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color lilac.

The first recorded use of lilac as a color name in English was in 1775.[1]

Sophie Gengembre Anderson: The Time Of The Lilacs.


Deep Lilac

Deep Lilac
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #9955BB
RGBB (r, g, b) (153, 85, 187)
HSV (h, s, v) (270°, 68%, 67%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color deep lilac is displayed at right.

This deeper shade of lilac is the color usually described as lilac in Europe, as opposed to the paler color lilac shown above.


Lilac in human culture

Academic dress

Geography

  • Spokane, Washington, is known as the "Lilac City", and also holds an annual lilac festival and lilac parade.
  • Lombard, Illinois is called the "Lilac Village" and has an annual lilac festival and parade in May.

Greeting Cards

Vexillology

References

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197

See also


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