|Posted on January 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM|
Violet or Purple
Color cycles per second Wavelength
Violet 789.473.684.210.500 3800 Angstroms
As the name of a color, violet is synonymous with a bluish purple,when the word "purple" is used in the common English language sense of any color between blue and red, not including either blue or red.
Since Isaac Newton listed violet as his name for thecolor of the short-wavelength end of the visiblespectrum (approximately 380–450 nm), when both of the names purple and violetare used within the same system, violet represents colors nearer toblue, while purple is used for colors more nearly between violet and redon what is called in color theory the lineof purples.
Objects reflecting only light wavelengths in theaforementioned “violet range” would appear very dark, because human vision isrelatively insensitive to those wavelengths, but the color of a monochromaticlight source emitting only those wavelengths can be roughly approximated by thecolor shown below as electric violet. A pale tint of violet is lavender.
Purple is a general term for the range of shades of color occurring betweenred and blue. In color theory, a 'purple' is defined as any non-spectral colorbetween violet and red. The spectral color violet is not a purple.
In art, purple is the color on the color wheel between magenta and violet andits tints and shades. This color, electric purple, is shown below.
Violet is a spectral color (approximately 380–420 nm), of a shorterwavelength than blue, while purple is a combination of red and blue or violetlight. The purples are colors that are not spectral colors – purples areextra-spectral colors. In fact, purple was not present on Newton's color wheel(which went directly from violet to red), though it is on modern ones, betweenred and violet. There is no such thing as the "wavelength of purplelight"; it only exists as a combination.
Pure violet cannot be reproduced by a Red-Green-Blue (RGB) color system, butit can be approximated by mixing blue and red. The resulting color has the samehue but a lower saturation than pure violet.
One interesting psychophysical feature of the two colors that can be used toseparate them is their appearance with increase of light intensity. Violet, aslight intensity increases, appears to take on a far more blue hue as a resultof what is known as the Bezold-Brücke shift. The same increase in blueness isnot noted in purples.
Purple or violet is associated with regality, and nobility(stemming from its use in heraldry to denote gentry). Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth.
Purple also represents wisdom and spirituality.
Purple does not often occur innature, it can sometimes appear exotic or artificial.
Physiological Effect: Violet has shown to alleviate conditions suchas sunburn due to its purifying and antiseptic effect. This color alsosuppresses hunger and balances the body's metabolism. Indigo, a lighter purple,has been used by doctors in Texas as an anesthesia in minor operations becauseits narcotic "A soothing or numbing agent."qualities
Psychological Effect: Purples have been used in the care of mental ofnervous disorders because they have shown to help balance the mind andtransform obsessions and fears. Indigo is often associated with the right sideof the brain; stimulating intuition and imagination. Violet is associated withbringing peace and combating shock and fear. Violet has a cleansing effect withemotional disturbances. Also, this color is related to sensitivity to beauty,high ideals and stimulates creativity, spirituality and compassion. Psychicpower and protection has also been associated with violet.
In metaphysics purple connectswith the crown chakra. Observing the aura with their thirdeye report that those who are practicing energetic healing often have aviolet aura. It is said that people with violet auras are forward looking particularpeople who may be in occupations such as performanceartist, photographer, astronaut,futurist, or quantum physicist and researcher.
In healing purple is good for emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy,reducing pain, deep tissue work, bones.
The Violet Flame is supposedly charged with the light of divine freedom. Itis used to burn off karma from other lifetimes on all levels.
VIOLET/PURPLE relates to the CROWN chakra which is at the top of the headThe related organ to this chakra is the brain and the endocrine gland is thepineal gland.
Violet relates to self knowledge/ spiritual awareness. It is the union withyour higher self, with spirituality, and your higher consciousness.
Violet is the highest colour in the visible spectrum. This colour is knownas one of the "cool" colours. It has a very calming effect on us andis, therefore, very helpful for those people experiencing sleep difficulties orstress. However, it can be contra-indicated for those suffering from depressivedisorders.
Some of the associated problems relating to the crown chakra are Depression,Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Senile dementia, Alzheimer's ,many mental disorders, confusion, dizziness, and even just feeling as if onehas a muzzy head.
SomePositive and negative aspects of the colour
Violet positive aspects of this colour
Reverence for all life
Outstanding in their chosen job
Great mental powers
negative aspects of this colour
Feelings of superiority
Morbid interest in black magic or Spiritual awareness mysticism
No concern for others
Lack of contact with reality
Using Violet in Therapy Violet, being the colour relating to our spiritual connection, can be veryhelpful for meditation and any spiritual matters.(Violet is used a great dealwithin religions across the world).
Indigo can also be helpful for meditation as it is the colour relating toour intuition.
In your feng shui color applications, color purple should be used withmoderation. It is a very strong, high vibration color, the color of connectionto the spiritual realms (7th chakra.)
Feng shui-wise, it is not recommended as a wall color for a home. Many fengshui masters believe that color purple on the wall (or an overwhelming amountof it in any feng shui decor applications) may trigger blood disease. True ornot, color purple is a very high vibration color and the feng shui advice is touse it sparingly.
The only feng shui spaces purple color can be used freely are a healing room ora meditation space.
Use in moderation throughout your home or go for much lighter color tones, likelavender. Limit the purple color in the feng shui bagua areas of East andSoutheast areas, as well as the West.
An excellent way to bring the royal purple in your environment is with Amethyst,one of the most