Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the Color Purple has deep significance.
is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics,
religion, gender, science, art and mythology.
A comprehensive guide to the color Purple. Discover facts and information about
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What is the meaning of the different shades of the color purple?
Color Purple - Meaning
The color purple has always signified royalty and religion. The
expression "he was born to the purple" refers to a person of noble
birth. In the past, purple was an expensive color to produce, the
ingredients for the dye were expensive resulting in the rich being the
only ones who could afford purple garments. Roman emperors wore purple
robes to signify imperial dignity, they also symbolised authority and
were an emblem of their rank.
"Mauve? Mauve is just
pink trying to be purple"
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903)
Facts about the
Symbols Fact 1:
The most common color of the gemstone Amethyst is purple
Symbols Fact 2: In Thailand, the color purple is worn by widows in mourning
Symbols Fact 3: The shade Han purple, an artificial pigment which was found in
China between 500BC and 220AD was used to decorate the
Symbols Fact 4: The first US military medal created by George Washington in 1782
was a heart shaped medal on a purple cloth
Symbols Fact 5: The color purple is a secondary color, it is made by mixing the
primary colors red and blue together
Symbols Fact 6: In China, purple is the color of the North Star and symbolises
the "Purple Palace" which is the home of the emperor and the
centre of heaven
Symbols Fact 7: The color purple is sacred to the Buddhists
Symbols Fact 8: Since 1932, the purple heart medal has been awarded to US
servicemen and women either killed or wounded on duty
Symbols Fact 9: Like the colors orange and silver, purple has no common word
that rhymes with it
Symbols Fact 10: Purple is believed to symbolise justice
Symbols Fact 11: Purple needlegrass is the state grass of California
Symbols Fact 12: On the Thai solar calendar, Saturday is associated with the
color purple. A child born on a Saturday can adopt purple as
their color and anyone can wear purple on a Saturday
Symbols Fact 13: Porphyrophobia is the official term given to people with a fear
or phobia of the color purple
"Arraying with reflected purple and gold
The clouds that on his western throne attend"
Symbols - HTML Color is
displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText
Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web
pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal
notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display.
The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0
(HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources
is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit
numbers, starting with a # sign.
For example, the HTML for one of the shades of purple is Hex
(#800080) and RGB(128,0,128). The hex color code #800080 is just
one variation of purple; many other shades are possible. In fact the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more
than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256). Some examples of
shades are shown below:
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Color Purple - Dreams The study and
interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from
the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that
dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told
as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to
the dreamer. The following interpretation of the meaning of the
Color Purple in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams"
interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:
The color purple is always associated with royalty, indeed its
symbolic meaning is for penitence and
Shades of the the Color Purple
The following are some
examples of the different shades of the Color Purple:
Color Purple - Symbols Color has
been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since
ancient times and many colors
have mystical properties associated with them.
One of the the easiest ways to identify something
immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is
an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the
language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might
not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors
to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors
are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to
portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a
black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.
"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
– Confucius (551–479 BC)
Symbols - Purple
the Color Purple
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