Violet

Violet
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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8 Comments

  • jahartford

    26.09.2009 at 08:27 Reply

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

  • bamyva

    26.09.2009 at 12:58 Reply

    Pretty, heavenly, sophisticated, exotic, advanced, integral

  • trace

    26.09.2009 at 14:39 Reply

    the Violet Festival in southern France in April
    fragrant
    softness
    blue becomes…
    ultra

  • Kathy Beal

    27.09.2009 at 12:00 Reply

    dusk
    flowers
    lavender – healing
    vibrational

  • Mr. Muskrat

    28.09.2009 at 10:45 Reply

    grape bubble gum
    violets (boring, I know)

  • olaf

    28.09.2009 at 11:01 Reply

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

  • Julia

    28.09.2009 at 11:59 Reply

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

  • Margie Willensky

    29.09.2009 at 21:33 Reply

    regal
    heart
    mystical
    inside out
    spiritual

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