What if it was purple? This is the question that has been on everyone’s minds lately. It seems as though there are more and more instances of purple popping up, from our clothes to our food. What does this mean for us? Well, we’re not sure what it means yet. But we do know that these occurrences have started happening in a pattern so we might be able to figure out what they mean soon!
In the last few years, we have seen more and more instances of purple popping up in our lives. This includes everything from clothes to food! What does this mean for us? Well, there might be some sort of pattern happening so that means soon enough we will know what these occurrences are all about! But until then, what do you think it could mean? Let’s discuss below on how you feel about the importance of purple.
Purple is a color found between red and blue along the spectrum: It can range in value from dark violet or deep lilac (a mix of magenta with lavender) to light lavender or pale lilac (the hue traditionally called “lilac”). The most familiar tints are the bright, vivid colors of purple flowers.
Purple is often used to represent royalty or nobility because historically it was difficult to produce and so only the wealthy could afford violet dyes. It has also traditionally been associated with wisdom, dignity, creativity, spirituality, justice and regeneration (the last two are still linked in modern times).
For those who have synesthesia: Purple’s color code is 663399. Its symbol on Windows computers is a pair of parallel lines sloping upwards from left to right; its HTML hexadecimal number representation might be either 66CC00 or 99AAFF (66) followed by CC3333 (99), depending on how bold one wants their text rendered. The word “purple” derives from the Old English word “purpel,” which means dark red.
Purple was a color that signified wealth and power in ancient Rome, where it was called “Tyrian Purple” after Tyre, an ancient city on what is now Lebanon’s coastline. It became so popular with aristocratic Romans that they would wash their clothing this bright hue to demonstrate their status (and any new clothes had to be dyed before wearing). The Emperor Nero even declared purple dye among his many other luxuries subject to taxation. However, when the supplies of Tyrian Purple were interrupted by trade disruptions during wars or natural disasters, people went years without seeing its noble shade – until 1289 AD when two Venetian merchants returned with a dark red dye called “Turkey Red” from the Middle East. Purple became popular again and was then used to denote royalty, first in England and later in France, where it is now known as “royal blue” or simply “blue.”
Purple has been considered a symbol of power since ancient times because of its rarity – only high-ranking nobles could afford purple dyes for their clothing thanks to their exclusive access to Tyrian Purple at the time. The color was also associated with wealth when it came back into fashion after 1289 AD thanks to new trade routes that brought Turkey Red (a similar shade) over from Tunisia or Syria; this supply would be interrupted by war during various periods throughout history, so its use faded in and out of style.
Throughout the centuries, purple has also been associated with various other meanings: It was considered a symbol for faithfulness because it does not fade when exposed to sunlight (unlike many other colors), and more recently it’s come to represent extravagance or excess thanks to artists like Prince who have used it as a trademark color. And now we’ve seen it everywhere – from outerwear labels such as Barbour’s “Purple Raincoat” collection this fall, all the way up into fashion-forward designer collections at Conde showrooms during New York Fashion Week earlier this month .
Purple is here to stay, and we can’t wait to see what this color means next.
Purple has been associated with various meanings throughout the centuries. Today, it is often seen as a symbol of extravagance or excess thanks to artists like Prince who have used this color in their work. It’s also come back into style – from outerwear labels such as Barbour’s “Purple Raincoat” collection this fall and all the way up into fashion-forward designer collections at Conde showrooms during New York Fashion Week earlier this month . And we can’t wait to see what meaning(s) purple holds next!