Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. A mysterious
color, purple is associated with nobility and spirituality. The opposites
of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.
It symbolizes power, luxury, and most of all, ambition. Purple is
associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and
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.
Culture of Purple: The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple
was the favorite color of Egypt’s Cleopatra. Purple robes were worn by
royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S.
Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.
Language of Purple: The use of purple in familiar phrases can help us see
how the color might be perceived by others, both the positive and negative
Purple cow – something remarkable, eye-catching, unusual
Purple prose – exaggeration, highly imaginative writing (also has negative
connotations) Bad purple
Purple speech – profanity, raunchy language
Purple prose – exaggeration, colorful lies
Purple haze – state of confusion or euphoria, possibly drug-induced, type
Purple Words: These words are synonymous with the color purple: Violet,
plum, lavender, lilac, puce, thistle, orchid, mauve, magenta, royal,
amethyst, wine, pomegranate, eggplant, mulberry.