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50 Shades of Purple & 5 Facts about the Color Purple- Color Crazy

  1. Purple dye was difficult to obtain and expensive to produce, so the color became the royal color in many parts of the world and is traditionally associated with royalty and power. That’s probably also why this color is one of the rarest flag colors on national flags.
  2. Purple is the hardest color for the eye to distinguish.
  3. Purple is the color for epilepsy awareness because of it’s association with lavender, which is a traditional herbal treatment for the disease. The 26th March is Purple day, a time to get people talking about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and raise vital funds.
  4. Forbidden City in Beijing, China is actually called “The Purple Forbidden City”, which is a reference to a secret purple area in heaven, thought to be centered somewhere near the North Star.
  5. Porphyrophobia is fear of the color purple.

See also:

50 Shades of Blue

5 Facts About Blue

  • Did you know any of these facts?

    • 1. Most of them
    • 2. Some of them
    • 3. None


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Written by ellie925


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  1. With the title I was expecting something a little closer to the new Virily ads.

    imagine my disappointment 🙂

    The forbidden city and the color purple have long been linked.
    I did learn something new i did not know purple was the hardest color for the human eye to distinguish!

    • The interesting thing is that I have used such titles for years, but just now people are starting to notice it, hehe.

      Purple can be confusing indeed – is it purple, is it violet, is it lavender, lol.

      • ah the scientist in me says that is easy, as each of them is different on the spectrum.

        as one that enjoys seeing art and expression in the world, i have no idea! plus, purple is not on my list of favorite colors.


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