Did you know?

Red and blue making purple depends on if you are referring to pigment or light. Commonly people think about pigment and in that case, the colour you get when mixing blue and red would be purple or violet. However, if you are referring to additive color (light), then the result of mixing red and blue light would be magenta.

Purple is a rare colour in nature and often seen as having sacred meaning. Lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often considered enchanted, sacred, and precious.

Purple was the colour of the first synthetic, organic, chemical dye made by man. It was called “Mauveine” and made from coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856. There is also Tyrian purple.

The colour purple or violet is seen as uniting the “wisdom” of blue and the “love” of red, symbolising justice and royalty.

Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases ten times when done in a purple light, as in the light of stained glass.

Violet is the colour associated with the Crown Chakra. This chakra is the main coordination center of the body and ensures connection to universal sources of energy. The saying “purple haze” refers to euphoria.

I use the colour Purple in three book titles for 'A Carpet of Purple Flowers' series because of it's symbolic meaning in magic and mystery.