Purple is defined as a deep, rich shade between crimson and violet, or, more broadly, as a range of hues of color between blue and red, or as a dark color that is a blend of red and blue. According to surveys In Europe and the U.S., purple is the color most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety.

Lavender is a pale tint of purple.

Magenta is variously defined as a purplish-red, reddish-purple, or a mauvish-crimson color. On computer screens, it is made by mixing equal amounts of blue and red. On color wheels of the RGB (additive) and CMYK (subtractive) color models, it is located midway between red and blue.

Violet and purple look very similar; but violet is a true color, with its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, while purple is a composite color, made by combining blue and red.  In history, violet and purple have long been associated with royalty and majesty. The emperors of Rome wore purple togas, as did the Byzantine emperors. During the Middle Ages violet was worn by bishops and university professors and was often used in art as the color of the robes of the Virgin Mary.  Violet is the color of amethyst, lavender and beautyberries. It takes its name from the violet flower.  On the visible spectrum of light, violet light is at the end, with the lowest wavelength of 380-450 nanometers

rown is a composite color; in printing or painting, it is made by combining red, black and yellow, or red, yellow and blue.  In the RGB color model used to make colors on television screens and computer monitors, it is made by combining red and green, in specific proportions.



Burgundy is a dark red associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France which in turn is named after the ancient Burgundians, a Germanic tribe. The color burgundy is similar to other shades of dark red such as maroon, cordovan, and oxblood, but differs from each of these in subtle ways. For example, cordovan with its origin in equine leather used for shoes has a slightly fairer, lighter brown color whilst oxblood, typically used in description of clothing, in particular leather, has both a much richer red and a little more blue.