My favourite colour is purple! I like it cause it’s just cool. It doesn’t reflect light and it helps calm the eyes. There are a lot of stuffs that I like about the colour but this post isn’t all about me, it’s about PURPLE.
For all lovers of purple out there and for those who don’t like purple, we hope to convince you to joining the purple lovers! Here are 10 facts about the colour.
- The colour purple originally came from a dye made from mucus glands of a tropical sea snail. Eww!
- Purple is the colour for epilepsy awareness because of the association with lavender, which is a traditional herbal treatment for the disease.
- Because purple dye was so difficult to obtain and expensive to produce, the colour became the royal colour in many parts of the world and is traditionally associated with royalty and power.
- Carrots used to be purple – as well as red, white, yellow and of coarse orange.
- Dominica is the only nation on Earth to use the colour purple in its flag.
- The once Emperors of Rome, Augustus and Julius Caesar declared only the Emperor would be allowed to wear purple.
- Purple is a non-spectral color. It is not one of the colors on the visible spectrum and does not have its own wavelength of light.
- Today, science has revealed much more about purple than our ancestors ever realized: Purple is the most powerful visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy. It’s just a few steps away from x-rays and gamma rays. Perhaps this explains why purple is associated with supernatural energy and the cosmos than with the physical world as we know it.
- Taking all aspects of purple’s past and present into consideration, purple symbolizes magic, mystery, spirituality, the sub-conscious, creativity, dignity, royalty – and it evokes all of these meanings more so than any other color.
- The negative meanings of purple are decadence, conceit, and pomposity. Purple is also a color of mourning.
There you have it…..Strange colour eh?