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COLOR STUDY: PURPLE HAZE


Purple 
is the color of the imagination and spirituality

Unlike the color red, which represents our outer most self and the physical world, purple is an introspective color. It allows us to get in tune with our subconscience and spirituality. Purple is a mixture of blue and red and it contains the energy and strength of the color red and the integrity of the color blue. It is the perfect balance between the body and the soul creating a union between our physical and spiritual energies. I would confidently say I am a personality color purple. It was my favorite color since I was a child up until recently when I kind of got sick of colors in general lol. I relate a lot to the below aspects of the color


Purple & General Traits
Purple is all about spirituality. It inspires psychic ability and represents the future and imagination. At the same time, it keeps us grounded. Purple promotes a harmony of the emotions and the mind, creating a good balance and mental stability, a sense of peace and it links thought and activity. It is a popular color for meditation.

Purple inspires selfless and pure love. It encourages compassion, sensitivity and it silences the ego. It encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one to follow the crowd.

Too much of the color purple can promote or aggravate depression in some. It is one color that should be used extremely carefully and in small amounts by those who are vulnerable to these depressed states.

Some negative aspects of the color purple include immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber.






Personality Color Purple
People with the personality color purple are the leaders of the pack. They are innovators, humanitarians and they definitely stand out from the crowd. They love the unconventional and it will often show in their art or personal style. They inspire others with their creative thinking and their ability to deal positively with adversity.

People are naturally drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy. You are very intuitive and maybe even quite psychic. You are a visionary, with high ambitions, dreams and desires, and a compulsion to help humanity and to improve the planet earth. You often hold positions of power because you are visionary, but you delegate to others all the minor details that you aren't interested in.

Purples are natural lovers who are sensitive, compassionate, understanding and supportive. They are the ones who everyone comes to for advice. Being needed motivates them, although that can often lead to them being taken advantage of.

You dislike responsibility and have difficulty dealing with real day-to-day problems

Purples are free spirited, gentle people. They feel very deeply and can be very sensitive to negative comments from others although they would never show it. A personality color purple means you have a peaceful and tranquil energy and a quiet dignity about you. You are more often introverted than extroverted and can come off as shy, even if that is not the case.

Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people.

You are a good judge of character and sum others up quite quickly and accurately, although you usually see the best in everybody.

Time means little to you and you are often late for everything. You trust the flow of the Universe to take care of everything.

You need to be careful not to take on too many projects at a time as you can become quite scattered in your thinking, resulting in stress and confusion.

Meditation is a good activity for you to help you become centered and balanced.

You can sometimes appear arrogant and conceited if operating from a negative perspective.

You can be selfish and self-indulgent as you don't like being imposed upon by others beliefs and regulations.

Sidenote: As I’m doing my research and writing these things down I’m getting goosebumps from how spot on this relates to my personality. There’s something so empowering about understanding yourself and why you are the way you are.

The deepest need for a personality color purple is to seek spiritual fulfillment and the meaning of life. You need emotional security and to create order in all areas of your life, especially your spiritual life. You also have a deep needs to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.

If you dislike the color purple the following is probably true about you:

You are a realist with feet planted firmly on the ground.

You live in the present rather than the past or future.

You may not be artistic, but like to be a critic!

You prefer to conform to society's ideals rather than be individualistic.

You are more interested in the present or the past than the future.

You may be finding it difficult to express your creativity.







Purple & Fashion
To give you guys a little historical context of the color, purple was the first man-made dye which was discovered accidentally by William Henry Perkin in 1856. For a long time, it was an extremely costly color dye to get your hands on so only the royal and noble were seen wearing purple colored clothing. In ancient times, the Caesars wore purple robes. Therefore, the color purple is specifically associated with royalty and the nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance. 

The color takes on different meanings in other cultures. In Thailand, a widow mourning her husband wears purple. In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred to Teh Buddha. In the U.S. military, the Purple Heart award represents courage. In egypt, it siginifies faithand trust.

In business purple has the strongest connection with the 18-25 year old market as they see it as sexy and rebellious. Innovators connect purple with sophistication and power. It is most often used by businesses in creative fields such as designers, graphics, psychics and cosmetics. 

Wearing purple clothing will always appear more elegant than red or other colors. Red purples tend to look better on darker skin and blue purples tend to look better on light skintones. I offset these feminine over the knee boots and with casual jeans and a throback windbreaker. Yall know I love my tomboy meets girly girl vibes.




I hope you enjoyed this read! Would you say you identify more with purple or red?

What I'm Wearing
Windbreaker (Vintage) // High waist denim jeans (Zara)
Purple Lycra OTK boots (Similar here & here)


Photography by Elizabeth Malave

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