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Ripe plums on a plum tree

Plum is a purple color with a brownish-gray tinge, like that shown on the right, which is a close representation of the average color of the plum fruit.

Plum
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C2938D
sRGBB  (rgb) (194, 147, 141)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 24, 27, 24)
HSV       (h, s, v) (6.8°, 27.3%, 76.1[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

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

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

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Variations of plumEdit

Pale plumEdit

Plum (web)
 
      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 and paler than the color of an actual plum.

Persian plum (prune)Edit

Persian Plum
 
      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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ |/color.asp?RGB=%238E4585 web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #8E4585 (Plum):
  2. ^ RGB approximations of RYB tertiary colors, using cubic interpolation."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2012-12-29.  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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