Violet

September 26, 2009 | 8 Comments |


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see violet?
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The color of royalty, violet is a color that was hard to find or manufacture and so rare. It’s been used for centuries in ceremony and rituals. Mythologically it is associated with the god Uranus’ (The Great Awakener) humanitarian idealism. Violet is considered the most spiritual color. Sometimes it is associated with intuition and psychic phenomena. Intelligent, farsighted, sensitive. Heightened instinctual and creative energy transporting viewers into mystery. At the same time it is known for it’s romantic opulent sensuality. Neither warm nor cool, it is more than transitional, it implies a fruitful union of opposites; it is both masculine and feminine, passion and intellect, dreams and reality. Violet is vision with experience.

Classic images

mountains
flowers
twilight
emperors
grapes
wine

Expressions

purple mountains majesty
shrinking violet
purple cow
purple haze

Words

amethyst, eggplant, lavender, lilac, mauve, magenta, mulberry, plum, pomegranite, violet, wine

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  • jahartford

    feminine, dainty, flower, lavender smell, warmth, tranquility

  • Pretty, heavenly, sophisticated, exotic, advanced, integral

  • trace

    the Violet Festival in southern France in April

    fragrant

    softness

    blue becomes…

    ultra

  • dusk
    flowers
    lavender – healing
    vibrational

  • Mr. Muskrat

    grape bubble gum
    violets (boring, I know)

  • Oddly I find this almost exactly the same as indigo:
    premium/luxury
    India
    wisdom
    spiritual

  • Julia

    northern california dust
    drowsy afternoon garden
    off-planet sky
    jellyfish stripes
    sheen on soap bubbles
    pinot grapes

  • regal
    heart
    mystical
    inside out
    spiritual

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