Looking at one of my favorite colors today - Shades of Purple.
Very Peri, a light and pretty shade of purple, is Pantone's color of the year and, following the theme, there's already a vast amount of purple products in the stores for both fashion and interior decor. No-one appears to follow the same color chart (!) so it means that there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Although Very Peri is supposed to be a brand new color it bears an uncanny resemblance to beautiful periwinkle, not only is it Summer's magic color but you'll also find it as part of the Universal colors.
But I'm going to look at ALL the shades of PURPLE!
Although we tend to think that PURPLE is an equal mix of red and blue, that honor goes to VIOLET, one of the 7 colors of the rainbow.
The PURPLE we recognize sits between Violet and Blue but that's not a problem as we have Warm and Cool shades of Purple in abundance! Warm Purples will be more pink as they include more red and Cool Purples lean towards blue.
Kettlewell Colours are kind enough to share their photos with us and their range of PURPLES is staggering.
You don't have to belong to one of the Seasons to enjoy these colors, but if you're Warm choose shades of purple from Spring or Autumn to look your best.
If you're cool then you'll look your best in Summer or Winter colors.
Let's make it easy! The Warm swatch includes a mix of PURPLES from both the Spring and Autumn color palette; and the Cool swatch includes some PURPLES from both the Summer and Winter palettes.
Use your Color Swatch as a 'blending tool' on fabric or garment and see whether the colors 'sit' happily together.
If you don't know your natural coloring check it to discover whether you're Warm or Cool. Or a one-to-one consultation try Online Color Analysis.
The color PURPLE rarely occurs in nature and, as a result, has become rather mystical. The purple Lotus flower is considered sacred to Buddhists and the sweet little violet was favored by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of Athens and the goddess Aphrodite.
For many centuries purple was considered a royal color worn only by the King and his family. As the dye was extremely expensive it was beyond the means of most people and it became associated with the trappings of majesty and ceremony.
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