PRETTY IN PUR­PLE

Colour of roy­alty, magic and mys­tery

Noosa Life and Style - - HOME & LIFESTYLE -

Pur­ple — in its many shades and hues — is the new ‘it’ colour for win­ter 2019. Pur­ple’s rar­ity in na­ture and the ex­pense of cre­at­ing the colour has linked it to roy­alty and given it a su­per­nat­u­ral aura for cen­turies.

Legend has it that in Ro­man times rulers Julius Caesar and Au­gus­tus both de­creed that only the Em­peror could wear pur­ple.

When Nero be­came em­peror, the wear­ing of pur­ple and even the sale of pur­ple was pun­ish­able by death.

Tak­ing all aspects of pur­ple’s past and present into con­sid­er­a­tion, pur­ple sym­bol­ises magic, mys­tery, spir­i­tu­al­ity, the sub-con­scious, cre­ativ­ity, dig­nity, roy­alty — and it evokes all of th­ese mean­ings more so than any other colour.

Vari­a­tions of pur­ple con­vey dif­fer­ent mean­ings: Light pur­ples are light-hearted, flo­ral, and ro­man­tic.

The dark shades are more in­tel­lec­tual and dig­ni­fied. What shade do you pre­fer?

PHOTO: CREW

Pur­ple is the hot colour trend for win­ter 2019.

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