The color purple

10 Jan

Why purple?  A few people asked me how I came to select this as my primary wedding color when I don’t normally wear much purple, or even show much preference for purple over other colors in general.  I was thinking about what people do with their favorite color – paint their bedroom, decorate their home, buy a bedspread, wear clothes that color – and I really haven’t done that at all with purple.  (I have been wearing more purple ever since I picked it for the wedding though!)

I decided the reason I liked purple so much was that it was warmer than blue but not quite as girly as pink!   Plus, it helps that two of my best friends getting married before me in 2011 are doing blue, so I knew I didn’t want to be the 3rd blue wedding of the year! (;

Here are some fun facts about purple from the web:

  • In human color psychology, purple is associated with royalty and nobility
  • It was Color of the Year in 2008!  (Who knew??) Pantone has selected the color Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943) as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: “Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.”
  • Famous Purple lover –  Cleopatra
  • The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.
  • In Feng Shui the color purple is a very strong, high vibration color, the color of connection to the spiritual realms (7th chakra.) (
  • An international Purple Day was held on March 26, 2009 to raise awareness and educate people about epilepsy
  • The Purple Cow Poem: I never saw a purple cow
    I never hope to see one;
    But I can tell you, anyhow,
    I’d rather see than be one!
  • Purple Planet = Jupiter.
  • Purple month = February
  • Purple stone = February birthdays = Amethyst

Now you know more than you ever dreamed about Purple!

purple cow enjoying a lovely day in the grassy field

purple cow enjoying a lovely day in the grassy field


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