Colour of the month: purple


Purple is warm and cool. Explore the meaning and symbolism of the color purple and colors that go with purple, light and dark shades from palest orchid to deep dark violet and indigo.

Shades of Purple are synonymous with purple or represent various shades of purple: amethyst, indigo, lavender, lilac, magenta (see fuchsia), mauve, mulberry, orchid, plum, pomegranate, puce, royal, thistle, violet, wine. Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.

Pantone selected the color Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943) as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: “Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.”

Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties.

A purple room can boost a child’s imagination or an artist’s creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.

I pin! Love photos in general and found Pinterest where I can store pictures no matter what setting. One of my albums are called “Color purple”. When pinning there are some small issues about where to store and how to explore the use of Pins. So I created albums based on color themes.

Info: About.com picts: Webstash album color purple, original source in album.