Iris (color)

Iris is an ambiguous color term, generally referring to shades ranging from violet-blue to purple. However, in some applications it has been applied to an even wider range of colors, including blue, mauve, pink, and even yellow (the color of the inner part of the iris flower). The name comes from the iris flower, which comes in a wide variety of colors. The first recorded use of the iris as a color name in English was in 1916.