Never call it just “purple.”
Hermes colors are incredibly specific to the brand. The following are some of the many notable Hermes purple colors and how they appear on different leather types and textiles. This collection of purple shades from Hermes will continue to evolve as we introduce new purples from upcoming seasons. For starters, here’s a helpful, quick guide comparing Hermes colors and leathers. Ready to score the purple Hermes bag of your dreams?
Hermes Purple Colors
Hermes Lilac, a gentle pastel shade, has been around since 2001 and even earlier.
Hermes Raisin, also circa 2001 or older, is a deep dark reddish purple.
Hermes Cyclamen is lighter than Hermes Violet with a pink undertone from 2004,
Hermes Amethyst is a deep plum purple that comes in only alligator and crocodile and was introduced in 2008.
Hermes Prune came out in 2008 and is a reddish purple.
Hermes Quetsche is a wine color purple with red undertones similar to Hermes Prune, which also came out in 2008.
Hermes Iris is a saturated blueberry purple that was introduced in 2010.
Hermes Parme was introduced in 2011 and is a softer purple closely resembling lavender.
Hermes Cassis is from 2011 and is a deep purple similar to Amethyst. The Cassis color from Hermes is a returning color for Spring Summer 2022.
Hermes Crocus is a bright bluish purple introduced in 2012.
Hermes Violet came out before Ultraviolet in 2012 and is close to Hermes Cyclamen but with cooler undertones.
Hermes Ultraviolet came out after Violet in 2012 and is a more muted ashy purple.
Hermes Anemone is an eggplant purple that was introduced in 2014 and returned for the Spring Summer 2022 collection in Epsom.
Hermes Prunoir came out in 2015 and is a distinct Hermes purple with saturated gray undertones.
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Colors, like Hermes purples, are specific to Hermes, and they all look different depending on the leather type it is applied onto.