Aubergine (color)

For the plant, see Eggplant.
Eggplant
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #614051
sRGBB  (rgb) (97, 64, 81)
HSV       (h, s, v) (329°, 34%, 38%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)


Eggplant is a dark purple[1] or brownish-purple[2] color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants.[3] Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine[2] (the French and British English word for eggplant).

The first recorded use of eggplant as a color name in English was in 1915.[4]

The pinkish-purple-grayish color shown in the color box as eggplant was introduced by Crayola in 1998.[5]

Different varieties of eggplant may range from indigo to white (The term eggplant originated as a description of white colored eggplants because they look like eggs). Chinese eggplants are the same shape as a European eggplant, but are colored a dark violet color. Thai eggplants are small, round, and colored forest green.

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