Decorating with Purple

The 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.

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From the deep, regal, royal purple to the softest violets, this color family has a wide range of decorating possibilities.

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 extravagance.

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 tints.

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?

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