The Color Purple, What It Means

Why are purple and blue the top 2 favorite colors of most people? Is the meaning of the color the reason for this? Let’s find out.

In a poll with 378,806 respondents, 16% chose blue while 15% chose purple as their favourite colors. http://desktoppub.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=http://desktoppub.about.com/od/choosingcolors/p/color_meanings.htm&poll_id=7979890264

Even in my hub on the color yellow: http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Favorite-Color-Whats-Yours, most of those who commented also answered that their favorite color is either blue or purple. I wonder why?

Shades and Tints of the Color Purple

Before we look at the meaning of the color purple however, let us first clarify the many nuances of the color purple.  

Purple is actually a shade of the color violet. While lavender, mauve and lilac are tints of the color violet. As I mentioned in my color yellow hub, tint is the lightness of a color while shade is the darkness of the color.

Purple is  produced by mixing red which is a warm and stimulating color, and blue which is a cool and calming color. Thus, the color purple embodies a duality: warmth and coolness as well as excitement and calmness.  The dominant effect depends on which color (blue or red) predominates.  Thus, if there is more red than blue as in the color magenta, then the effect is warmer while in the color lilac, the effect is cooler because there is more blue than red.      


In this hub, I am using the color purple as a term to include all shades and tints of violet.

The Color Purple, Its Meaning and History

 Roman emperors as well heads of the Christian church usually wear purple-colored ceremonial robes. It is not a surprise therefore that purple has come to be associated with wealth, royalty and authority.

Actually, in history, the purple dye or specifically Tyrian purple, is only obtained from certain species of sea snail belonging to the genus, Murex.  According to Wikipedia, "twelve thousand snails of Murex brandaris yield no more than 1.4 g of pure dye, enough to color only the trim of a single garment." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple. The dye is thus very expensive to produce. It is no wonder then that in olden times; only the royalty can afford to wear purple-colored robes.

Purple Vestments  photo from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/images/2007/02/07/vestments_high_mass_purple_470_470x353.jpg
Purple Vestments photo from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/images/2007/02/07/vestments_high_mass_purple_470_470x353.jpg

Fortunately, aniline dyes which are the sources of the color purple have been successfully extracted from other sources and are now obtained synthetically. Now, purple-colored clothes and other things are accessible to everybody and not just to the royalty.

Purple is also associated with spiritual as well as earthly powers.  This is the reason why higher spiritual development is illustrated as a purple-colored aura.  Purple thus represents purity of thought and  deep spiritual understanding. 

For those who are into chakras, purple is associated with the crown chakra. This chakra is located at the top of the head and it is connected with the nervous system.

On the downside however, purple is associated with mental disorders.

purple in tandem
purple in tandem
Tinky Winky photo from: http://www.bilerico.com/2007/05/tinky240.jpg
Tinky Winky photo from: http://www.bilerico.com/2007/05/tinky240.jpg

Some Trivia About the Color Purple

  • The color purple is well-liked by highly creative and eccentric people
  • Purple is the favourite of many teenage girls
  • The birthstone for those born in February is Amethyst which is a purple-colored gem
  • Other purple stones are: Ametrine, Iolite, Lavender Jade, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite, Selenite and Sugilite
  • Purple represents the planet Jupiter
  • Tinky Winky, the purple colored character of the television show “Teletubbies,” became the center of a controversy when Rev. Jerry Farwell, an American televangelist, claimed that Tinky Winky is homosexual. He based his claim on Tinky Winky’s purple color and triangular antenna, supposedly symbols of the Gay Pride movement.

Effects of the Color Purple

If you need the following:

  • Upliftment
  • Calmness of mind and nerves
  • Enhanced spirituality
  • Unlimited creativity, then incorporate the color purple as part of the things that surround you. You can start with purple colored flowers like lilac and lavender.

If you also want to create an air of luxury, mystery and magic, then wear something purple.  

purple hearts
purple hearts
purple smile
purple smile

The Purple Lotus

I am devoting a whole section to the purple lotus flower because this has a sacred meaning to many. Also, it is believed to symbolize all that man desires to achieve especially in terms of consciousness, spirituality and triumph over evil. Why? Well, it’s the way the lotus grows and flowers.

The lotus germinates and grows at the bottom of a muddy and filthy pond. When it starts to bloom, a bud slowly emerges and lifts its “head” above the filthy water and turns its “face” towards the light where it opens up in full bloom. Thus, this represents what man wants to achieve – to rise from the mud and face the world with beauty.

The Color Purple - Novel, Film, Musical

When I was doing my research on the color purple, I discovered that there is actually a novel titled, The Color Purple. This was written by American author, Alice Walker in 1982. It was later adapted into a film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg. Later, it was also made into a musical.

So the next videos come from the film and the musical.

Purple in Language

Purple in language has both good and bad connotations.

  • Purple cow means something remarkable, unusual, eye-catching
  • Purple prose has both good and bad meanings. The good side means the writing is highly imaginative. On the bad side, it can mean highly exaggerated or full of lies.
  • Purple speech also has a bad meaning. It means profanity or raunchy language
  • Purple haze of course indicates confusion or euphoria and may even mean a drug-induced state of euphoria

Odds and Ends and Summary

Light purple usually evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings. This probably explains why young girls love light purple.

Dark purple meanwhile evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration. Thus, according to Feng shui, purple should be used sparingly.

So to sum up, the color purple means: elegance, power, royalty, nobility, luxury, sophistication, spirituality, mystery, magic. Did I cover everything?


Dedication

This hub is dedicated to all you purple lovers and especially to my good friend Phebe who after reading my color yellow hub asked if I could do one on lilac which is her favorite color.

This is also for my hubber friends who said that their favorite color is purple - James Watkins, Tony0724, TattoGuy, Lady Libris. Did I miss anybody? If I did, I'm sorry, but this is of course for you too.

By the way, I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s wrote a purple related poem and linked with this hub. Here's the link.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-am-PuRpLe

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I know some people who are FANATICS about purple and then of course there is the Red Hat Society (whatever happened to them...they used to be everywhere?) and their second membership color is purple!

Nice hub Jill and I guess purple is the new pink!!!


Mimi 6 years ago

Very nice hub as usual.My youngest daughter,christine's favorite color is purple....everything was purple.To her it

was a color of imperial,regal rank.At summer time she always planted out flowers with purple colors for our yard to make it looked brilliant and effective.She saved your hub

as one of her collections about purple.....


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Ann,

Thanks for dropping by and being the first to comment. Yes, I heard about the Red Hat Society before but I did not bother researching about them. I did not know that their second membership color is purple.

Well, pink is a tint of purple so I guess you are right.

Thanks again Ann. Hope to see you again.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Mimi,

It's great to see you again!

Your garden must look so pretty with all the purple flowers. Do you have a picture? I'm happy that Christine included my hub to her purple collection. Please thank her for me.

God bless! See you again.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

You wrote this one for me huh Jill ? You are to sweet !!!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Yes Tony, it's for you! I hope you like it.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

As I mentioned in your previous hub on yellow it is one of my favorite colors. So I appreciate the thought.And the flowers as usual were well done ! Jill your photography is awesome !


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Tony. I enjoyed doing this for you purple lovers.


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

nice hub, very informative :)

interesting...


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks very much Blaise. It's good to see you here.


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

I have always been drawn to purple, considering I am an Aquarian and my birth stone is amethyst. But I didn't know it is one of the favorite colors of many people. I don't know many people who have it as their favorite, actually. More blue from those I know, and green is also very popular considering the movement, lol. Well, I love all the rainbow colors. For me it is more intensity than actual color. I think that is called saturation? Anyway, loved the hub. Thanks.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

This is such a great Hub. I never cared for purple...actually it was my least favorite color until about 4 years or so ago when I really got into yoga, and made a lot of transitions in my life. All of a sudden I really fell in love with the color. It was almost representative of positive change. It's so random that I just read this hub because my mom and I were talking about this other day. Such a well written hub and great pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Storytellersrus - It's great to see you again! Actually, I didn't also know until I started my research. I thought all along that the top choices are blue and green. Anyway, now we know, as several hubbers here have indicated purple as their favorite color. That's why I dedicated this hub to them. And of course that includes you now.

Thanks for the visit and comment!

All the best!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi theherbivorehippi - thank you for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment. Yours is a very nice story about how color affected your life. It at least shows that color can indeed produce some changes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hope to see you again!

All the best!


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Beautiful hub Jill and I love the videos and photos. It brings back memories. I was a lavender freak at 13. Everything had to be lavender! Now I know why :) I like the lotus story too.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

This Hub is so comprehensive - you covered so much - very nice.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Green Lotus - Thanks very much for your kind words.

Oh, that's very interesting. What made you change favorite colors? Was it just part of growing up or did something trigger it?

Yes, the lotus story is really inspiring, isn't it?


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello suziecat - It's nice to see you here. Thank you very much for the visit and inspiring words!


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Growing greener, i guess, but green and purple is still my favorite color combination :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Green Lotus - Oh, I see.

You are right, the combination of green and purple is great! My niece used it as her color motif during her wedding last year and it was very dramatic.

Thanks for coming back to answer my question. See you!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

" The color purple is well-liked by highly creative and eccentric people ", so that is why I am so eccentric and romantic because I like light purple more.

I had to read this right away because I really am a purple lover and muchness thankness for the mention at the end, great hub Jill, I loved it !


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello TattoGuy - how true, how true! Fits you perfectly!

Thanks for dropping by. I'm happy you love this hub. Thank you!


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LizzyBoo 6 years ago from Czech Republic

I need to say I hate purple colour. I cannot help myself, but this colour makes me feel cold. I have nothing at home purple for the simple fact that is the only colour I cannot stand.

I love blue coulour.

jill- the hub is great. Do not take personally my colour preferences. Lol- you hub drew me close thanks to a word purple. Have a great and amazing day! Lizzy


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Lizzy,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

No, I'm not taking your comment personally. Everyone has his/her color preference(s). You are actually the first one to say that you hate purple. I'm also sure that the other purple lovers will not mind your saying so.

As I said in my other hub, my favorite color is yellow. I wrote this hub especially for friends who like purple. I'm also planning to write future hubs on the other colors especially blue and green. They are the favorites of many people too.

All the best! Hope to see you again.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

lovely hub i am a purple lover, eccentric also, oops


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Brenda,

That's great! So this hub is for you then! The other purple lovers will surely bond with you!

Thanks very much for the visit and comment. Hope to see you again.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Wonderful, informative hub - maybe because I love the colour? And of course, your pictures are a joy to behold. Thanks, Jill!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Shalini - why am I not surprised that you love purple? Somehow it seems to fit you or at least my idea of you (since we have not meet in person).

It's nice to see you again!

Thank you very much for your beautiful words!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I enjoyed the hub even though purple is definitely not my color. Sometimes, I'll have a purple top to break the monotony but that's about it. You've included interesting uses of purple nuances in language and its symbolic meanings as a color. And as usual, stunning pictures!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi anglnwu,

It's nice to see you again!

I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub even if purple is not your favorite color. That's great!

Thank you very much for your kind words!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Jill of alltrades, I just read an interesting article about colors and what the choices of colors tell about the personality on yahoo. Thought you may be interested since you've covered a couple of hubs on colors:

www.deweycolorsystem.org

Check it out.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi anglnwu - Thank you very much! I appreciate it. You are very sweet. I'll check out the website after I post this. That will help me when I write about the other colors.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

A wonderful tribute to what seems to me, a color of mystery and majesty. Have you ever heard the song, "Start Wearing Purple?" The chorus goes 'Start wearing purple, wearing purple. Start wearing purple for me now. All your sanity, your wits, they will all vanish; I promise! It's just a matter of time.' Which I think is hilarious and says so much about the color purple.


Jenny 6 years ago

Good I link it!!!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Dolores - You are right, it's a color that denotes mystery and majesty. Hear that, purple lovers?

No, I have not heard of the song. The words do sound funny.

Thanks for visiting and sharing this tidbit.

All the best!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Jenny - Thanks very much. I really appreciate your linking it.


American Cam 6 years ago

purple is the most beautiful and romantic color among all colors.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi American Cam - So you are another purple lover! There are many of you here.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Of course there must be The Color Purple (movie)! Have you seen the movie The Purple Rose of Cairo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guLFLWYlQxU Cool and informative hub, I enjoyed reading :D

I think you missed violetsun - or are you doing a separate hub on the color violet?


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Cris - it's great to see you!

No I haven't seen the movie The Purple Rose of Cairo. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out after this.

You are right, I missed violet sun, oh well.... Unless I find more new materials about violet, I'm not inclined to write a separate hub on it, yet. I have to do the other colors first before I do another one on violet. Anyway, as I said, I'm using "purple" to include all the shades and tints of violet. Maybe you want to write about violet sun? Go go go....

All the best! Thanks again.


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

So happy to have found this hub! Please count me as one of the purple-loving hubbers. In fact, I'm wearing a purple shirt right now. My family teases me about my purple passion, but its simply who I am. Going to bookmark this one for sure!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi stephhicks - Nice to see you here!

Oh, so you are another purple lover! Then is hub is for you! I'm sure the other purple lovers here are happy to know that.

Thanks for the visit and the bookmark!

All the best! Hope to see you again!


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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Thanks Jill of alltrades, I've read a few of your hubs now, but really liked "my" pruple one!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi gramarye,

You are most welcome! So it means you are another purple lover? Great, there are several of you here!

Thanks very much for visiting and leaving a wonderful comment!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Jill of alltrades, Nice job! Wonderful and infotrmative! You have certainly made some really good points here! Purple is such a vivid and vivacious color! No wonder it has such a rich history! Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello DeBorrah - thank you very much! You always say the nicest things! As I told you before, you are an inspiring person.

I take it you are another purple lover then?

Thanks once again for the visit and wonderful comment.

God bless!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Jill, my kaibigan!

Great and interesting hub! I relate more purple with violet as they are close hues. For me it is deeply spiritual, and I don´t mean any relationship with clerical ranks....

Thumbs up!

Warmest regards and infinite blessings,

Al


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Mystique, kaibigan - Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a wonderful comment.

I am not surprised that you also identify with purple. Your name alone is an indication that you do like purple. Why? Because as I said above, purple represents mystery, spirituality, majesty.

God bless!


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Lovely hub and information on purple! Though, I do love the colour, I have found myself being ever more attracted to purple lately and it is wonderful for see more of what it represents here! You photograghy is stunning as per usual! :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s - it's so nice to see you here!

Hmmm - I think purple is just right for you. You embody the color's warmth and mystery!

Thank you very much for the wonderful comment!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i wonder if it was because Tinky Winky was a boy, and he was carrying a handbag that he was labelled gay.....


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Brenda,

Well, maybe the bag was another reason aside from the color. Oh well....

Nice to see you again!

God bless!


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...this caught my attention in a second, most of my friends are fanatic of this color, lately I began to appreciate this color as well...and I appreciate it more after reading your hub, nice pics perfectly blended with great information/trivia.. thank you very much for this purplish hub!^.^ ...beautiful!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello pinkhawk,

I'm happy that the color caught your attention. Well purple contains a tint of pink as in your pinkhawk. So it's understandable that you got attracted to the color.

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment.

God bless!


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

A most delightful and informative hub you shared! I do like many shades of purple - does that have to make me eccentric?? :-( :-)

If you don't mine I would like to link to my 'purple poem hub'. Your color trivia would link wonderfully! Thank you so much for sharing - I voted you 'awesome'!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi frogyfish,

It's nice to see you! It's been a while.

Well, purple does not only mean eccentric. It can also mean mysterious or spiritual among other things. So choose which one you want to be. Hahaha.

Yes please, I will be so honored if you link this with your purple poem hub. I will link back too!

Thanks for the awesome vote. I really appreciate it!

God bless you!


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

I like purple and I was born in Feb. Great hub. Thanks


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

That's great, Granny's House! So this hub is perfect for you!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!


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suny51 6 years ago

Hello Professor,

As this hub was on my feed page,I couldn't resist the temptation of reading it and I am really amazed to find some nice and sound analysis of colors,specially that of lotus and purple,that relates me to the only Lotus temple we have in India.Now I know that your photographs are always of the best quality those are found on the hub pages.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Suny,

Nice to see you again!

That's great to know!

Thank you very for always leaving heartwarming comments on my hubs! You are a good friend!

All the best!


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

You are very welcome!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Granny House!


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Allanknowhow 6 years ago from Singapore

Hi Jill,

A very impressive elaboration of Purple. I don really like the color purple, but i do appreciate it character and combination with nature. It really make the environment look beautiful sometime. Cheers!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Allan,

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!

Purple is not my favorite either but I really like it especially when combined with other colors like green.

Thanks for the visit. Hope to see you again!

God bless!


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fanciful 5 years ago

Enjoyed your description about purple and linking it with everything associated with the color. I love purple in flowers, in shop window displays, in natural foods, though I personally would not wear it, being too strong a color for me, but I could admire it if someone else wore it.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello fanciful,

It's nice to see you!

Thanks very much for your wonderful comment. I also can't wear some shades of purple but like you I also love looking at purple things. I even saw a purple car once and it looked really cool!

Thanks for dropping by!

God bless!


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

Wow what a great hub, and I love purple, now I've got to figure out if I'm creative or eccentric or a little of both. :) Did not know that purple represented Jupiter. Thanks for sharing such wonderful info about one of my favorite colors. :)


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Money Glitch,

Nice to see you!

Thanks very much for your wonderful comment!

Chances are you are a combination of creative and eccentric. Isn't that interesting?

I'm glad that this hub is just right for your color preference.

All the best!


ed77burns 5 years ago

Hackers favorite color is Purple.After reading your hub,I can very well understood what color purple means-calmness and excitement.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello ed,

Oh, I did not know that purple is the favorite color of hackers. However, it is not surprising because of the meaning of the color - excitement and mystery.

Thanks for sharing the info!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Jill-Your hub is so informative. I learned a lot. I voted it up. Lovely. I had to smile re: the bit about the lotus flower. I have a hub, Whispers of Truth, in which I posted a poem I had written about the Lotus and the Sunflower. Let me know if you check it out. Thanks for a great hub.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Denise,

Thanks very much for your lovely comment! Thanks too for the vote up.

I'll go over to your hub after I post this. Maybe we can link up?

Thank you too! It's my pleasure to share what I know and enjoy.

God bless!


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aria137 5 years ago from Singapore

OMG,I love purple.Well,blue and purple are my fav colors. But it depends on the shade. Sometimes when I go shopping,I get excited when I see something nice with these colors,you know like a notebook or something.usually for me,the color combination of blue,purple and pink(more magenta though than baby pink) just gets me excited. I love the lotus story and how you got the meaning of purple so accurately. I love mystery and magic.hahah.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Aria,

Oh, so you are also a purple lover. Great! This hub is for you then! I have so many purple-loving friends. My favorite color is yellow though, and I have a hub about it. Well purple and yellow are complementary colors. How about that!

I'm happy that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you very much!

God bless!


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dsmythe 5 years ago

Blue is my favorite color but I do own a couple purple work shirts, actually lavender but you get what I mean. Very informative hub. I learned something new today! Thanks for posting this.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello dysmythe,

Blue and purple are the favorite of many people. My favorite is really yellow (another hub), but I made this especially for my purple-loving friends/visitors.

Thanks very much! I'm happy that you learned something here.

Thanks for the visit!

God bless!


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skellie 5 years ago from Adelaide

I loved this hub. I am the ultimate purple lover, even painting my living room bright purple! Visitors always got a shock at first but after a while, quite liked it.

Very informative hub, thankyou.

Awesome and up

Cheers skellie


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Skellie,

Thanks very much! That's great to know that you join my friends who are also purple lovers. Oh, your living room must be something to behold!

Thanks for the visit and wonderful comment!

God bless!


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Vishaaa 5 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

I love purple anyway. The color of mystery.

Your hubs always inspire me to write something new. I can remember you advised me once about mobile camera photography. I have done some simple experiments with my mobile cam nokia 6300 and some simple clicks. I wish if you could view them and give your comments where I can improve my skills.

Thanks.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Vishaaa,

That's great! I am touched that my hubs can inspire you to write. I'll go check your hub after I post this.

Thanks for the visit and wonderful comment.

God bless!


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Vishaaa 5 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

Thanx for visiting my hubs.. I have posted the photos in my blog http://www.vivitheamethyst.blogspot.com

Please if those looks like child play. I'm just a beginner. Never handled any cam before. Those were taken by my mobile cam.....

Thanks in advance


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thefundu 5 years ago from India

Hope to see a hub for green color also....


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KNOWLEDGESEEKER79 5 years ago from APPOMATTOX V.A.

GREAT HUB!...I realy enjoyed reading this, the color lavender is my family color,since Lavender is my hubby's last name we have adopted that color to the point that almost everything he buys for me is purple or lavender...lol sometimes I have to remind him that there are other colors that exist..lol


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Vishaaa,

It's nice to see you again!

I actually visited your blog and found that your photos are good even if they are just coming from your mobile camera. You have the eye of an artist. Keep it up!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Fundu,

Thanks for dropping by. I actually already have a hub on green. Check this out http://hubpages.com/hub/I-Recommend-Going-Green-Wi...

In fact I have a hub on all colors of the rainbow too. Just check the links.

Thanks for your interest in my hubs.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Knowledgeseeker,

That's great. So this hub might have been written for you!

If you are interested in other colors, I have several color hubs actually. As a start, you can check out this http://hubpages.com/hub/First-Anniversary-in-Hubpa... Then you can check the other links from there.

Thanks again! I'm happy that you are enjoying my hubs.

God bless!


Vishaaa 5 years ago

Thank you Jill for visiting my blog. GBY. :)


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Vishaaa,

You are most welcome!

See you around!


kims3003 5 years ago

Beautifully done!You have a very nice writing style. Happy to find you!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Kim,

Thank you very much for your heartwarming comment!

Happy to find you too!

God bless!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Hello Jill. This is such an interesting hub. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job. Such beautiful pictures you have here. I hear your one of the best when it comes to photos! I look forward to meeting you. Best wishes.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello thelyricwriter,

Wow! Your comment is so beautiful, I feel so honored. Thank you so much!

I am happy that you found this interesting. I am also looking forward to more interactions with you!

God bless!


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purplefashion 5 years ago from uk

Great post!

purple fashion accessories is always available at purpleogist store


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello purplefashion,

Thanks very much! It looks like this hub is perfect for you!

God bless!


joekreydt 5 years ago

purple's awesome!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Purple lovers will surely agree! Thanks very much Joekreydt!

God bless!


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trusouldj 5 years ago from Indiana

Like Aria, I too enjoy Blue and Purple. Something about that Purple though that is extra special. Maybe I just watched too many PRINCE videos growing up.


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Maralexa 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Great Hub! I enjoyed it very much. Purple is definitely my favourite colour! And gorgeous photos. They must be yours! Thanks


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Trusouldj,

That's great! I thought at first that blue, green and red are the favorite of many people. Now I know that purple is also on top of the list. I discovered though that some people either love or hate purple, there is no middle ground for them.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment. Sorry for the late reply. I have not visited as often as I used to.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Maralexa,

I'm happy that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you very much! Well, your love for people puts you together with most people.

Yes, with the exception of two, all the photos are mine.

Thanks again for your visit and lovely comment!

God bless!


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Robin Anderson 4 years ago from United States

Great hub... there is also something I heard about the wavelength of colors and how that coresponds to the period table. I believe it was suggesting that we can be deficient in nutrients and thus drawn to colors on that level... don't quote me.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Robin,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment.

Hmmm, that's something I may have to explore. I don't really know anything about that aspect. Do you remember where you heard that? If you can, please tell me so it will make it easier for me to research on it.

Thanks again!

God bless!


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Very interesting. My 12 year old does wear a lighter range of purple...never new why. Up and beautiful.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Well, it really looks like so many have purple as a favorite color.

Thank you so much for your visit and wonderful comment natures47friend!

God bless!


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crookedcreekphoto 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Purple is one of my favorite colors not only because of it's beautiful color but because it's the color of my birthstone amethyst. The photographs of the flower illustrate beautifully the different shades of purple.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello crookedcreekphoto,

That's great! This hub is for you then!

Thanks very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment!


Duan 4 years ago

i like the colour purple and blue also haha


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Duan,

That's great! This hub is for you then!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

God bless!


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SAMIYA NOOR NOVA 4 years ago from BANGLADESH

THATS A NICE HUB JILL. PURPLE COLOR IS MY MOST FAVOURIT COLOR AS IT HAS A DEEP GRAVITY.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Samiya,

Thank you so much! I'm happy that you like this.

Oh, that's great, I have several friends who love purple. Yellow is my favorite color though. I have a hub about it in case you are interested.

God bless!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

:) But you forgot the One-eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater. He's not purple, but he does eat purple people - when he can find them. He goes hungry a lot.

He also plays (his own, built in) horn in a rock and roll band. Been rockin' since 1958, when there was a hit song about him.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello SidKemp,

Thanks for dropping by and telling us about the One-eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater.

I did not really forget about him because I did not know him at all. So thanks so much for adding him here. I just searched the net and found the song! It's fun!

It had lines that go:

"I said mr Purple People Eater what's your line

He said eating purple people and it sure is fine

But that's not the reason that I came to land

I wanna get a job in a rock 'n roll band

Well, bless my soul rock 'n roll flying' purple people eater

Pigeon-toed under-growed flyin' purple people eater

one-eyed one-horned it was a people eater

What a sight to see"

Hahaha! That's fun!!! :)

Thank you once again!

God bless!


Ellen Marie Leach 4 years ago

I first fell in love with orchid at age seven. We were having a house built, and my dad gave me a color chart and asked me to pick the color I wanted my room. Out of many many colors, the "Hawaiian Orchid" popped out at me, and it has to me ever since. I feel relaxed and happy when I am around all the shades of purple. I decorate with it, purchase clothing with it, and surround myself with it as often as I can. Here's my contribution to my favorite color.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Ellen Marie,

Thank you so much for dropping by and sharing with us your experience with purple.

My favorite color is actually yellow as I shared in another hub (the link is above). However, I have so many friends who are purple lovers. So this hub is for you too!

Thanks again!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Wow! I just visited this hub and can't believe it has generated 13,000 plus views as of today! Amazing!

Thank you very much to all of you who viewed this and especially to those who took time to leave inspiring comments!

God bless you all!


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jtrader 2 years ago

I always think of purple as a royal color. I think that when people are dressed in purple, it gives them a more formal appearance as well.

Voted up and interesting!


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello jtrader,

Thank you very much for reading and leaving a comment. Thanks most especially for your vote!

God bless!


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jbosh1972 2 years ago from Indianapolis, IN. USA

Splendid Hub. There are a lot of shades and tints of purple out there. Nothing to me is more striking then metallic purple or pearl purple paint. I voted up this hub!


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks so much for your up vote jbosh! Thanks especially for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment!

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