The Color Purple
Purple is a color occurring between red and blue on the color wheel. It is created by mixing the primary colors red and blue in varying proportions. Purple has been associated with royalty and nobility. A mysterious color, purple is also associated with spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.
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. Deep or bright purples on painted walls suggests riches and nobility while lighter purples are more romantic and delicate. Use redder purples for a warmer color scheme or the bluer purples to cool scheme. A deep eggplant purple with neutral tans or beige are an earthy, conservative color combination with a touch of the mystery that purple provides.