Shades of Purple

This week we are looking at different hues and shades of color. Today, we are going to take a look at some Purple Shades. Purple Shades occur between red and blue. On the traditional color wheel, Purple is closer to red and Violet is closer to blue.
Purple is a combination of the two colors; red and blue. Purple does not have a wavelength, it only exists as a combination.
Violet has its own wavelength and own place on the spectrum of light. Violet was first discovered by Isaac Newton in 1672.
The Bezold-Bruke shift occurs when Violet becomes more blue as light intensity increases.

Shades of Purple include: Crocus, Imperial Purple, Lilac, Mauve, Orchid, Prune, Violet, and many more. In fact, there are hundreds of shades of Purple.

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Imperial Purple www.sealedwithlove.com I
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What is your favorite shade of Purple?

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References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple
http://www.ehow.com/list_6608648_names-purple-shades.html#page=0

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  1. Beautiful color! I have a couple of friends (a mother and daughter) whose senses overlap: taste, touch, sight, smell, etc.. In other words, orange is Wednesday, blue is Monday, and so forth. I think the same goes for numbers. They also picture the entire calendar as an oval, where as I can picture only one month at a time. I can’t think of the name of this “gift,” as I call it; but I’m wondering if you experience the same thing?

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