Last Updated on April 14, 2020
Regarded as vibrant, royal, and rare, purple is one of the most sought-after colors in the world. Often mistaken for violet, it is in fact, a secondary color achieved after combining red and blue. If you look at the color wheel, its complementary hue is yellow.
If you look closely, purple has more red than blue, while violet is closer to blue. Purple is also NOT a spectral color – meaning, it does not occupy any place in the spectrum of light. But even if this is so, this shade is still a world favorite because of its deep richness that is often synonymous with royalty, piety, and luxury.
One of the earliest associations was during the 15th century, when medieval cities Sidon and Tyre were dyeing fabrics using pigments from a sea snail. This amazing color is known to this day as Tyrian purple. As this process was long, tricky, and expensive, fabrics dyed in this hue were only used by nobles, like kings, magistrates, or priests.
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