I am looking to describe a flower such as the one in the following picture for a game:
After showing the game to a number of beta testers, I noted that about half of them were fine with "violet" while the other half seemed confused by the term and insisted it was "purple".
After doing some research, it turns out that the definitions for these terms are (roughly):
- Purple: "A color between red and blue"
- Violet: "Light with a wavelength between 380nm and 450nm"
Those definitions overlap. It seems to me (subjectively) that Australians and British are in favor of the term "Purple", while US Americans prefer "Violet". However, I was unable to find any statistical proof or study on the subject.
Question: What is an adequate word to describe the flower above to the majority of native English speakers?