The colour purple is interesting because the scientifically correct name is magenta, it is the result of two spectral colours red and blue.  Wikipedia definition of a spectral colour is a colour that is evoked in a normal human by a single wavelength of light in the visible spectrum, or by a relatively narrow band of wavelengths, also known as monochromatic light. Traditional colours in English include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.  

Purple is a great colour to wear, also it can have a calming effect on the mind and nerves, as a result, it can be uplifting. The colour purple means royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition, wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery and independence. But it can also mean magic, who doesn’t like magic?


Some positive emotions associated with this colour are spiritual, power, dignity, magic, wisdom and quality. However, there are some negative things associated with it as well such as suppression, snobbery and gloominess and inferiority.

Interesting facts about the colour Purple

  • Christian: it’s the colour of pride
  • Charka: Is the crown Chakra; it governess the mind, the nervous system, and brain
  • It is the hardest colour for the human eye to distinguish.
  • Does not have its own wavelength of light on the spectrum.
  • Symbolizes the gay community in the Western cultures.

I love to wear this colour, it’s fun.  Try wearing it with gray, blue and mustard yellow.  It will look great. Lastly, there are many different shades so experiment to see which one works for you. Being a dark-skinned woman many shades looks great on my skin tone from light and bright to royal purple to plum and eggplant, I’ve worn them all.  

The movie the colour purple stood for independence and liberation of one’s mind and feelings, Cecile played by Whoopi Goldberg puts on a purple dress to show all those characteristics.

Have fun with Magenta! or whatever its called:)


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