What color is this?

posted 2 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

The new one is a plum/eggplant. Though I found for my wedding that it was called everything from amethyst, to plum, to eggplant and other weird things I don’t remember. cypresstree85 :  

Post # 33
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

cypresstree85 :  Well I told you what color it was lol, the 2nd dress is a purple dress.  

Post # 34
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

cypresstree85 :  Oh ok. I was worried it might have appeared like I was just dumping a colour chart and being rude lol. 

Yes frustrating you can’t just tell them the exact colour you want!

Post # 35
1356 posts
Bumble bee

Looks like a royal purple to me.

Post # 36
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

First dress: royal purple/violet

Second dress: plum/eggplant

Both read as purple to me.

Post # 37
53 posts
Worker bee

First: Cool purple

Second: Warm purple

Post # 38
8323 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yes, this.And l say again, manufacturers labels are so annoying, often completely misleading  Marine blue for eg ! 

marlamallow :  

Post # 39
5566 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

cypresstree85 :   I know what the colors are called, I’m just trying to find out what color people see when they look at these dresses.

That isn’t what you will find out when people answer though, who is to say you see the same indigo that some of the bees see when they reply?

They are a huge number of shades within colours and there is no set answer as most colour names are different between stores, fabrics or items. 

In simple terms they are both purple dresses with the first one being more blue toned and the second one being more red toned. 

The struggle is real. Most people say it’s purple/blue (but which one?!)

This is too simplistic, it dosen’t need to be one or the other. 

Are you wanting to know just from curiosity or so your bridesmaids can match this colour from different places?  What does the store label it? 

Post # 41
272 posts
Helper bee

Both are clearly purple to me- the first is just blue based and the 2nd is red based.  Purple is a secondary color- meaning it 2 primary colors were blended to create it.  Even a “purple purple” will pull one way or the other, even if it is just slight.  Get the color you love, and don’t worry what color your guests may interpret it as!

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