Violet, Purple, Lilac, Lavender, Rose, and Pink

As the name of a color, violet is synonymous with a bluish purple, when the word “purple” is used in the common sense of any color between blue and red, not including either blue or red. Since Isaac Newton listed violet as his name for the color of the short-wavelength end of the visible spectrum (approximately380–450 nm),when both of the names purple and violet are used within the same system, violet represents colors nearer to blue, while purple is used for colors more nearly between violet and red on what is called in color theory the line of purples…

The color violet was named in the 14th century after the violet flower. In Chinese painting, the color violet represents the harmony of the universe because it is a combination of red and blue (Yin and Yang respectively).  It is said that people with violet auras are forward looking visionaries who may be in occupations such as performance artist, photographer, venture capitalist, astronaut, futurist, or quantum physicist. There is a small New Age political party in Germany with about 1,150 members called The Violet Party. The party believes in direct democracy, a guaranteed minimum income, and that politics should be based on spiritual values. “The Violet Party” was founded in Dortmund, Germany in 2001. In Hinduism, violet is used to symbolically represent the seventh, crown chakra (Sahasrara).In many western churches, violet is the liturgical color of Advent and Lent. There is a stained glass window created in the early 1920s in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles depicting God the Father wearing a violet robe…

One Response to “Violet, Purple, Lilac, Lavender, Rose, and Pink”
  1. Esther Blanche says:

    In this sunny cold morning in Berllin just bought wonderful violet roses- it fits wonderful with your
    photography today. Thank you.

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