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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What is your favorite shade of Purple?
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