What Does the Color Purple Represent?

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The color purple is mainly used to represent royalty and luxury. It can also represent more spiritual ideas such as imagination, spiritual fulfillment and a balance between one’s physical and spiritual soul.

Purple is a secondary color created by blending the colors red and blue. It is a very rare color in nature and in a spiritual sense, combines the stability of blue with the high energy of red. This concept of uniting also helps purple represent a kind of balance between the mind and the body. Lighter shades of purple can represent romantic or nostalgic feelings, while darker shades can represent more negative traits, such as gloom, sadness and frustration.