Thursday, 30 April 2015

Purple Prose

Purple is a combination of red and blue, energy and stability. It is the color best associated with royalty, power, ambition and wealth, which makes sense as you would like your leaders and those in power to be energetic enough to move you forward and stable enough not to collapse during the momentum of moving forward.
Purple is associated with independence, creativity, wealth, luxury and dignity.
Purple is a rare color in nature.  
It is a color that most pre-adolescent (age between 9 and 13) children prefer. Two of my three daughters went through a stage of liking purple, one went so far as to refuse to wear any other color! All three prefer purple to pink. 
Bright purple would therefore be a great color for promoting kids toys and products. I wonder if that is why Barney the dinosaur is purple?
Light purple on the other hand is perfect for promoting goods for women.

Light Purple is romantic and nostalgic
Dark Purple is gloomy and sad. I can also cause frustration.

There are three main shades of purple - Violet and Purple (which to me look the same) and Magenta.
 Violet is spirituality and introspection.

The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue.
Violet is more representative of the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions, and supports activities like meditation.
The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. 

Here are some purple creations in my shop Adiesdesigns on Etsy.

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