Mauve i// (rhymes with "grove"; from the French form of Malva "mallow") is a pale lavender-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples. Mauve is named after the mallow flower. Another name for the color is mallow with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611.
Mauve is more grey and more blue than a pale tint of magenta
would be. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are actually mauve.
Sometimes mauve can be considered a purplish pink or a pale purple.
Mauve can also be described as pale violet.