Hex colour reference: #9d81ba
A colourful note: the Purple Mountain’s Majesty crayon was named by 89 year old Mildred Samson from Minneapolis, as part of Crayola’s 1993 naming competition. It was run as part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebrations, and the age limit for competitors was set at 90 too. So Mildred was lucky that she was one birthday away from that restriction.
The poetic crayon name comes from the lyrics of a patriotic American song, America the Beautiful.
“O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!”
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 March 2016