Purpie is a range o hues o colour occurrin atween reid an blue.[1][2] The Oxford Inglis Dictionary describes it as a deep, rich shade atween crimson an violet.[3]

    Colour coordinates
Hex triplet#6A0DAD
sRGBB  (rgb)(106, 13, 173)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(39, 92, 0, 32)
HSV       (h, s, v)(275°, 92%, 68%)
B: Normalised tae [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalised tae [0–100] (hunder)

Purpie wis the colour worn bi Roman Emperors an magistrates, an later bi Roman Catholic bishops. Syne that time, purpie haes been commonly associated wi ryalty an piety.[4]


  1. Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1984--Merriam-Webster Page 957
  2. Webster's New World Dictionary of American English (Third College Edition) defines it as: A dark color that is a blend of red and blue." The Random House College Dictionary defines it as "any color intermediate between red and blue."
  3. Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th Edition, 2003.
  4. Eva Heller, Psychologie de la couleur: effets et symboliques