Orchid (color): Wikis


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— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #DA70D6
RGBB (r, g, b) (218, 112, 214)
HSV (h, s, v) (302°, 49%, 85%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Orchid is a light purple color.

Other shades of orchid 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. [1]



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 which is may also be considered a violet tint.


The name Orchid derives from the Greek word orchos which means testes, because the inner part of the petals are shaped like testes.

Crayola markers

In the Crayola brand of markers, orchid is known as desert flower.

Orchid in human culture



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Meaning and Symbolism of the color Orchid:

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