I'm not really sure what else I can say about my love for this particular color, so here are a few facts about purple you may or may not have already known.
- Purple is a range of hues between red and blue, which is why you must have some red and some blue to create purple.
- The color purple is often associated with royalty. This is because, there is very little purple that naturally occurs in nature, so, long ago when dyes were made from natural products, purple was very difficult and expensive to create. Therefore, only the wealthy and the royal could afford purple cloth.
- Originally, the color came from the mucus glands of a tropical sea snail known as the murex. (Gross!!!) The Latin name of the murex is purpura, which is where the word "purple" comes from.
- According to colormatters.com, purple is the most powerful visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy. I'm not really sure exactly what the means, but it sounds very scientific, huh?
- In some cultures such as Thailand and Brazil, purple is a color of mourning.
- Purple is a very uncommon color for flags. Also according to colormatters.com, there are only two nations flags that contain the hue. However, according to thefactsite.com, only one country, Dominica, uses the color in their flag.
- The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to American soldiers for demonstrating supreme bravery.
- The film Purple Rain, released in 1984, won an Oscar for Best Song Score. The film, The Color Purple, released in 1985, was nominated for 11 Oscars, but didn't actually win any.
- March 26th is Purple Day. The day was created by a nine year old Canadian girl in 2008 because purple is the color that represents Epilepsy Awareness.
- It has been said that there are no words that rhyme with "purple," but that is incorrect. "Curple" is the strap under the girth of a horse's saddle and "Hirple" means to walk with a limp. (Let it be noted, though, that if you try to type either of these rhyming words, autocorrect will repeatedly change them to "purple." Repeatedly.)
- Samuel L. Jackson said, according again to The Fact Site, that he would only play the part of Mace Windu in Star Wars if he could have a purple light saber.
- New Hampshire's state bird is the purple finch.
- Do you remember these well-known purple children's characters?