Purple is royalty.
A mysterious colour, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality.
The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing colour.
“Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.”
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 colour it has both warm and cool properties.
Purple was the favourite colour of Egypt’s Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank.
Deep or bright purples suggest riches while lighter purples are more romantic and delicate.
Use redder purples for a warmer colour scheme or the bluer purples to cool down.
A deep eggplant purple with neutral tans or beige is an earthy, conservative colour combination with a touch of the mystery that purple provides. Green and purple can be a striking combination in deep or bright jewel tones or use lighter shades for a cheerful, spring like feel. Pink and purple has feminine appeal.