color purple was the most difficult color to obtain centuries ago. For this
reason only the most affluent section of society was able to afford cloth of
this color. It became the color of royalty and in many countries, only kings
and the ruling class were allowed by law to wear garments of purple.
The color purple
continues to be worn in positions of wealth, influence and power. The rich hues
of purple still to this day evoke images of grandeur and wealth.
From the deep, regal, royal purple to the
softest violets, this color family has a wide range of decorating
Purple combines the stability of blue and the
energy of red. According to surveys,
almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors.
Light violet evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings. Deep dark purple
symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and
Purple is at the bottom of the color wheel. It is the darkest most intense
color of the spectrum. Because of this, it is also the color with the most
The color purple is not as difficult to
incorporate into your home as you might think. With so many tints and shades of
purple and violet, there are bound to be colors you might easily bring into
your color scheme.
Color therapist use shades of purple and tints
of violet to promote relaxation and clear thinking. This color also relieves
tension, nervous disorders and depression.
Considering the healthful properties of the
color purple, who wouldn't want a touch of this color in their surroundings?
is the way the brain rests, then the way it walks out of the misty fog, and
then looks around. It wanders, it wonders. (Are the two words related?) Wonders
create trails for our minds, - trails that never ever end. The continuum in
this blog was colors, and I wanted to describe the Ethiopian flag, three equal
bands of colors, green, yellow and red. The flag has changed sometimes, but it
is always three bands of colors, always green and yellow and red.
we wonder. … What other country flags are just these three colors, and how are
they differentiated from the Ethiopian flag?
And the trail of wonder leads to amazement. There are Seventeen countries whose flags are composed with just these three colors.
we continue on our trail of wonder. What are these flags like?
they are: Benin, Bolivia,
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guyana, Lithuania,
Mali, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Togo, Zimbabwe.
have to stop on my trail; But wonder goes on and on…