Eggplant is a dark purple or brownish-purple color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants.Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachuetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster Page 369 Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine (the French and British English word for eggplant).
The pinkish-purple-grayish color shown in the color box as eggplant was introduced by Crayola in 1998.
Different varieties of eggplant may range from indigo to white (The term eggplant originated as a description of white colored eggplants because they look like eggs). Chinese eggplant are a dark violet color. Thai eggplant are small, round, and colored forest green.