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All About Violet

Updated on December 19, 2011
Various Tones of Violet Pigment
Various Tones of Violet Pigment
RGB Color wheel
RGB Color wheel

Color is very important in our lives, it is not just about what color of outfit we want to wear but it is about our mood and emotion. We express those feelings through colors especially in our environment, activities, or whatever gathering we have. Sometimes we were judged based on the color we choose for the occasion. Just like in the world of business of buying and selling the color of the packaging have the great effects. And what if I am to choose color violet to paint for my new house what should I need to know about this color.

VIOLET is a color primarily used to describe purple which is the combination of blue and red. But violet is the color near blue in RGB color wheel while purple is near red. But sometimes it is so confusing to determine which one is which when you see them in the real world.

VIOLET or purple believed to have some positive and negative meaning. Those beliefs were experience by different countries through their cultures from generation to generation. Sometimes people just don’t know if they will believe in it, when it is already habitual they will come to accept and respect it.

VIOLET is positively associated with the scope of the churches in the aspect of spiritualism and faith, wizardly world of magic and mysticism, tribe’s observance to ceremony and ritual, dreamer’s unconscious and subconscious mind, artist’s creativity and inspiration, perception of our imagination and awareness to our fantasy, outburst of passion and sensitivity to our desire, nature’s calm and contemplative view, spirit of bravery and courage, nation’s wealth and opulence, living with luxury and nobility, highness of aristocracy and royalty. And indeed, negatively associated with the pride of conceit and pomposity, mortal’s death and mourning, power’s cruelty and arrogance, life’s instability and indulgence, behavior’s eccentricity and immaturity, claim of self-involvement and entitlement.


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Cover of The Birthday Massacre Album
The Violet Short Film Musical
The Violet Short Film Musical
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Elizabeth Taylor
New York University Team: Violets
New York University Team: Violets
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Casino Poker Chip
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Easter Purple Egg
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Crown Chakra /Sahasrara
Amethyst Crystal
Amethyst Crystal
Violets Flower
Violets Flower

Existence of Violet


Art

  • In Chinese painting, the color violet represents the harmony of the universe because it is a combination of red and blue (Yin and yang respectively).

Food & Drinks

  • In the United Kingdom it is traditional to package chocolate in violet colored packaging because of the association of the color royal purple with luxury.
  • Bottles of Crown Royal are wrapped in purple velvet bags.
  • Filipino Food like sapin sapin and puto bumbong looks delicious when colored violet.

Literature

  • Violet is the name of a 75-foot (23 m) diameter spherical starship that was an enlarged version of the Skylark Two in the 1948 E.E. Smith science fiction novel Skylark Three (originally published in Amazing Stories in 1930), the second book of the Skylark tetralogy.
  • According to the Austin Museum of Art, the Greek lyric poet Pindar wrote "City of light, with thy violet crown, beloved of the poets, thou art the bulwark of Greece." In Geoffrey Trease's novel The Crown of Violet, the name is explained as referring to the mauve-tinted marble of the Acropolis hill.
  • The City of Austin, Texas is known as The City of the Violet Crown. According to the City of Austin's History Center, the phrase was first used in O. Henry's story "Tictocq: The Great French Detective, In Austin", published in his locally published newspaper The Rolling Stone on October 27, 1894.

Sports & Entertainment

  • Violetis the title of the second studio album by The Birthday Massacre. The colour is used on all of their album covers.
  • Violet is a song by the Pop, Adult Contemporary Singer Seal released on February 1992 in the format of CD Single. It was released as the fifth and final single from his debut album Seal.
  • Violet is a song by an Australian pop rock duo Savage Garden released on the year 1997 and they received major international success between 1997 and 2001.
  • Violet is the seventh single by the American alternative rock band Hole, released in January 1995 in the format of CD single, 12”, and cassette by Geffen. It was the third single to be released from their second album, Live Through This, following "Doll Parts" and "Miss World."
  • The signature color of the movie star Elizabeth Taylor is purple and she is known for her violet eyes.
  • The signature color of the pop star Prince is purple and he is best known for his album and movie Purple Rain.
  • A highly popular movie was "The Color Purple" with Oprah Winfrey.
  • New York University's sports teams are called the Violets, the colors being the trademarked hue "NYU Violet", and white.
  • The color of a $ 500 Poker Chip is purple.
  • Violet (the computer game) is a work of interactive fiction by Jeremy Freese. It is a one-room puzzle game. It took first place in the 2008 Interactive Fiction Competition with an average score of 8.53. That score is the highest of any Interactive Fiction Competition entry from 1999 through 2008. Violet was selected as the best interactive fiction game for 2008 by both the Jay Is Games staff and audience. Violet took 35.1% of the vote in the Jay Is Games audience award, compared to 18.7% for the second place winner, Lost Pig. Violet won four awards in the 2008 XYZZY Awards: Best game, writing, individual puzzle ("Disconnecting the Internet in Violet/Getting rid of the key in Violet"), and individual NPC (Violet, the eponymous character).
  • Violet is a 1981 short film in the country of Canada with an English Language directed by Shelley Levinson. It won an Academy Award in 1982 for Best Short Subject.

New Age

  • The "New Age Prophetess", Alice Bailey, in her system called the Seven Rays which classifies humans into seven different metaphysical psychological types, the "seventh ray" of "Ceremonial Order" is represented by the color violet. People who have this metaphysical psychological type are said to be "on the Violet Ray".

Parapsychology

  • Psychics who claim to be able to observe the aura with their third eye report that those who are practicing occultists (magical thaumaturgists) often have a violet aura. It is said that people with violet auras are forward looking visionaries who may be in occupations such as performance artist, photographer, venture capitalist, astronaut, futurist, or quantum physicist.
  • Violet is the color associated with the Astrological sign of Libra.
  • The purple amethyst is the birthstone for those born in February.

Politics

  • There is a small New Age political party in Germany with about 1,150 members called The Violet Party. The party believes in direct democracy, a guaranteed minimum income, and that politics should be based on spiritual values. "The Violet Party" was founded in Dortmund, Germany in 2001.

Religion

  • In Hinduism, violet is used to symbolically represent the seventh, crown chakra (Sahasrara).
  • In many western churches, violet is the liturgical color of Advent and Lent, which respectively celebrate the expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus whereas Lent is the time for Penance and/or Mourning.
  • There is a stained glass window created in the early 1920s in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles depicting God the Father wearing a violet robe.
  • In the Ascended Master Teachings, a group of religions based on Theosophy, the color violet is used to represent the Ascended Master St. Germain.
  • The Invocation of the Violet Flame is a system of meditation practice used in the "I AM" Activity and by the Church Universal and Triumphant (both Ascended Master Teaching religions). It is believed to be invoked from Saint Germain and practicing it is part of these religions' devotion to Saint Germain. The violet flame is believed to originate from a deity named Omri-Tas, Ruler of the Violet Planet.
  • In Tibet amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha.

Vexillology

  • The only nation ever to use the color violet in its flag was the second Spanish republic.

Beliefs

  • In North America pale purple along with yellow are considered Easter colors.
  • In some Native American tribes, purple represents wisdom, healing or gratitude.
  • In the Ukrainian tradition of egg dyeing, purple dye signifies faith, patience and trust.
  • In Iran purple is an omen of the future depending on the color of the sun during an eclipse.
  • In Thailand widows wear purple to mourn their husband's death.
  • In Egypt purple represents virtue and faith.
  • In the English speaking world, Violet is often used as a girl's name.
  • In Japan Violet signifies wealth and power.
  • Purple is considered the color of Gay Pride.

English Phrases

  • Being "Purple with Rage" is commonly used to describe people who are uncontrollably angry.
  • "Purple Speech" refers to profanity and raunchy language.
  • "Purple Haze", refers to a state of drug-induced confusion or euphoria. It is also a type of marijuana.
  • An elaborately written poem or paragraph is called "Purple Prose".
  • In the United States a "Purple Heart" is a military award for bravery.
  • In the United States a "Purple State" refers to an equal distribution of Republicans and Democrats.
  • Someone born into a noble or royal family is referred to as "born to the purple".
  • Jupiter is sometimes called the Purple Planet."

Royalty / Aristrocacy

  • In Ancient Rome, the Roman Emperors Julius and Augustus Caesar were referred to as "The Purple" and were the only ones allowed to wear purple Imperial robes.
  • Later in ancient Rome, Magistrates were also allowed to wear togas with purple ribbons. Any other use of Purple was punishable by death.
  • During the Byzantine Empire the Emperor signed edicts in Violet ink.
  • Violet was the royal color during Cleopatra's reign.
  • During the reign of King Henry VIII in Tudor England purple represented mourning and religious fervor.
  • In Eastern philosophy Violet is associated with the Crown Chakra at the top of the head which rules the brain and higher consciousness.

Coding

  • (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) OSHA Coding in Purple signals hazardous nuclear energy material.

Nature

  • vegetables like eggplants, beets, purple cabbage, purple beans
  • fruit such as purple grapes, plums, blackberries, mulberries, prunes
  • flowers like violets, orchids, iris, lavender, wisteria, lilac,
  • gems like amethyst, quartz
  • root crops like purple yam, onions,
  • juice like grape juice
  • wine

Therapy

  • Violet is considered an aid to concentration and contemplation. It is also used to develop imagination and creativity. Violet is sometimes used to relieve migraine headaches and suppress appetite.

Reference:

http://www.color-wheel-artist.com/meanings-of-violet.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)

If there's a way that you could
be everything you want to be
Would you complain that it came too easy?
Just like the games with you and me
A resolution hard to see
But that's OK 'cause I don't
see things that are plain to see

I've got a dream to take you over
Exploding like a supernova
I'm gonna crash into your world
And that's no lie

You want to give ecstasy delivered
with certainty
But you're afraid that the pleasure
won't be needed
In a way, we're the same two people
looking out to sea
For a wave that would carry all our fantasies

If there's a way to infiltrate you
Sway your mind and complicate you
I'm gonna crash into your world
And that's no lie

Let your body move into the doorway
To the disco inside your head (Violet)
Wear a color that you want to cling to
The color inside your head (Violet)

Contemplate jealousy intermixed
with urgency
A million things take a damned
good shot at you and me

If there's a way to infiltrate you
Sway your mind and complicate you
I'm gonna crash into your world
And that's no lie

Let your body move into the doorway
To the disco inside your head (Violet)
Wear a color that you want to cling to
The color inside your head (Violet)

I'm gonna take you
I'll do my best to break you
I'm gonna take you higher
And that's no lie

Common sense is a game many
people don't like to play
But give it in and the moment takes
you either way

I've got a dream to take you over
Exploding like a supernova
I'm gonna crash into your world
And that's no lie

Let your body move into the doorway
To the disco inside your head (Violet)
Wear a color that you want to cling to
The color inside your head (Violet)

If there's a way that you could
be everything you want to be,
Would you complain that it came too easy?
In a way, we're the same two people
looking out to sea
For a wave that would carry all our fantasies 

Violet by Hole

And the sky was made of amethyst 
And all the stars were just like little fish 
You should learn when to go 
You should learn how to say no 
Might last a day, yeah 
Mine is forever 
Might last a day, yeah 
Mine is forever 
Well they get what they want, and they never want it again 
Well they get what they want, and they never want it again 
Go on, take everything, take everything, I want you to 
Go on, take everything, take everything, I want you to 
And the sky was all violet 
I want to give the violent more violets 
And I'm the one with no soul 
One above and one below 
Might last a day, yeah 
Mine is forever 
Might last a day, yeah 
Mine is forever 
When they get what they want, and they never want it again 
And they get what they want, and they never want it again 
Go on, take everything, take everything, I want you to 
Go on, take everything, take everything, I dare you to 
I told you from the start just how this would end 
When I get what I want, then I never want it again 
Go on take everything, take everything, I want you to 
Go on take everything, take everything.... 

Violet by Seal

Don,t worry, come closer.
Don,t cry.
Ahh don,t cry.
Ahh don,t cry.
Ahh...

Get moving or i,ll kick your ass...(background)

Ba-da ba-da ba ba-da,
Ba-da ba da...
(seal,s jewelery jingles)

Ooohh...i watch you comb your hair in different light.
You change the chair and seem to think that,s alright.
I understand,
You need a change.
When you make that change,
Don,t look to see...
I,m alright.

(background voices)

Now that i look at you in different light...

Change the chair...
A violet unicorn to me that,s alright

I understand,
You need a change...

The world will elevate you.... world.. will elevate you....
And when you make that change the world will elevate you...

And if i told you then that i could cry,
Would you take my tears and wash the sun rise? (l)
A man afraid... has no shame...

So when you take those tears don,t look to see i,m alright
Look to see i,m alright

(birds chirping)

When you take those tears don,t look to see i,m alright
Look to see i,m alright...

(seal,s jewlery)

How can i tell you?
How can i explain?

I... i...
I want your love, i need a change...

In me.

(l)
Ba-da ba-da ba, ba-da
Ba-da ba da...

(background voices)
Why should they come?
They were supposed to die back there.
But i didn,t, for the second time.
Don,t worry they,ll come,
They know.
Do what?
That i,m not like anyone else?

(seal)
Suddenly, (l)
You and i will wait...
In your dreams.

(background voices)

Suddenly, (l)
You and i will wait...
In your dreams
Tonight... night...
We,ll finally change
You and i will wait... (l)
[ Violet lyrics from 
http://www.musiclyricsnow.net/s/seal/violet/ ]
And maybe time will tell...

All over...
All over... (l)
All over... (l)
All over...
All over... (l)

You and i will need a...
you and i...

You and i will need a...
you and i...

You and i will need a better place....
To start all over... again...

Oh babe,
Maybe tommorow
maybe tomorrow

Will be their brighter day?
Be their brighter day-hey...day-hey...

All over...
All over...
All over...
We,ll finally change... (l)
With a lesson...
With a lesson... (l)
Oh and....ohh no.

(background voices)
Why do they do that?
Hahahaha...
Why do you want to do that? no-one else ever has.

Because... no one else ever has.

You,ve got no fear of communists when they,re finished(?)
They have only killed him for questioning.
Don,t be too fond of christians.
Never

Come out.
No, i want in.
I,ll speak to her, leave her.

I,ve got to go to the hospital.
The guy has taken me in.
Give it to me...
Please... let me quit...
Oh go on...
Just don,t leave me here.

Ahh whether he thinks this might be helpful.
Can you go back when he was evaluated?
Charlie was evaluated in july
His heart valve was causing him a problem.
I know, that,s why i don,t understand it
Well, if one of them thinks that it says symbiosis.
(very faint news reporter)


(seal)
Loving chile there,s,
Always something new...
Always something new...
Always something new...
Always something...
Always something...

Darling... ...yeah...there,s something
Always something...always something...

(background voices)
Soaking wet

Yeah

Violet by The Birthday Massacre

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    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I'm glad you like it NormalisCrazy. I thank you for stopping by.

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      NormalisCrazy 

      7 years ago from USA

      Very Detailed, I Like it.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      You're welcome Brinafr3sh, actually Amethyst is considered as one of the most valuable gemstone together with diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald until the discovery of abundant deposits in some place of Brazil that somehow lost its value. It's nice to know you like my hub. Hope you'll come to discover more of my hubs. Nice meeting you and it's my pleasure to follow you.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hi erviana, there is something in violet that mostly women like. I am also fascinated to this color that i made this hub about it.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hi ErinElise, yes Violet is a beautiful name as it is so popular as of 1990 according to US census Violet is a very popular first name for women (#289 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19372 out of 88799). Until the year 2010 Violet is still popular baby girls' name.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      This hub goes out to all passionate women who loves the color violet as it is associated also to purple that represents deep femininity. Thank you Denizee for being a new fan. I believed i am your follower too.

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      Brinafr3sh 

      7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks Minesgm, violet is a pretty color to look at. My sister's birthday in on February 14th and she has a beautiful violet-purple ring, as her birthstone. I like seeing violet colors on cars also. (voted up)

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      erviana 

      7 years ago

      i like colour violet...

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      Erin 

      7 years ago from Near Sacramento, California

      Great hub. I love the color violet and its one of my daughters names.

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      Denizee 

      8 years ago

      Exceptional Hub - I really enjoyed this. The poem is full of imagery, passion and pulls the reader in with anticipation as to what will be read next. Like geegee77, my fav color has always been purple too! I'm your newest fan.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Lady_E, you are very welcome. Thanks for the support.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading this - particularly the English phrases. Very unique Hub. Thanks.

    • minesgm profile imageAUTHOR

      minesgm 

      8 years ago from Texas

      That's good to hear we are in the same sky of amethyst. Thanks Ge.

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      geegee77 

      8 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Great and interesting hub, my favorite color has always been purple and violet. loved it:) ge

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