Our colorful Purple Eggplant Gradient cursor pack features a dark purple color that resembles the outer skin of a standard eggplant from your garden. Another name for this shade of purple is aubergine. But don't think that all eggplants have only this color. This vegetable has different shades of purple depending on factors such as ripeness. There are also two primary varieties of eggplant known as European and Chinese eggplants, with the latter being a slightly lighter purple that is also less brownish.