Friday, March 30, 2007


I've been attracted to purple lately. Not sure exactly why, but it is currently my reality.

>My profile on myspace is done up in black and purple!
>My newly remodeled half-bath is purple & black (my computer room is green, purple & black).
>My nails are currently painted a light lavender.
>The cards I am making for an event in April are 'Almost Amethyst' and 'Vintage Violet' (Stampin' Up).

So, I decided to do a bit of research on purple.

Did you know that porphyrophobia means an irrational fear of the color purple?

From about website:
Royalty and Spirituality: 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.

Nature of Purple: 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.

Culture of Purple: The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. 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.

Using Purple: Deep or bright purples suggest riches while lighter purples are more romantic and delicate. Use redder purples for a warmer color scheme or the bluer purples to cool down.


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