By Maëlle Alquezar
The interpretation of purple - as with every colour – is really cultural and psychological
In Western countries, the colour purple is associated with dreams, music and spiritual fulfilment
. It represents the imagination and spirituality
It is also the colour of royalty
in several European countries: for instance it is used by the British Royal Family on special occasions. In the past purple was a colour associated with the very wealthy due to the rarity of purple dye.
On the other hand, purple can also represent mourning
. Back to Victorian times, black was worn by close relatives for the first year following a death and then purple or dark green were mixed with black. Purple is associated with the Christian holiday Lent
because of its connotations with both royalty and mourning.
In the Asian culture, purple can also have several meanings. For instance, it represents wealth and power in Japan
while purple is associated with spiritual awareness, spiritual and mental healing in China
. In Thailand,
widows in mourning
wear purple. In Tibet
, amethyst is considered as a sacred colour to Buddha
When designing a website, it is suggested to use purple as a secondary colour
so it can provide a calming effect
. Certain designers suggest mixing the colour along with black, brown and white.
Interested in other colours? We have also discussed red
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