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Rank:3
Crayon: Purple Heart
Family:Purple
Swatch:
Intro Year:1997
Original Box:True Blue Heroes

Unique Color Information

Personality Traits
majestic, magical, visionary, royalty, intuitive, mystery, intrigue, highly creative, generous, charming, witty, spirituality, imagination, fantasy, playfulness, power, sentimentality, wisdom, introspection

Cultural Meanings
Western cultures believe purple is associated with royalty. Women in Thailand wear purple to mourn the death of their husbands. The Native Americans believe the color purple to mean wisdom, gratitude, and healing.

Fun Facts
A Purple Heart is an award given to soldiers who were wounded or died in battle.

History
Cleopatra loved the color purple and had her servants soak 20,000 Purpura snails for more than a week to get an ounce of purple dye.

Music
Richard Wagner composed his operas in a room with a purple light. This was his color of inspiration. “Purple Rain” (Prince), “Purple People Eater” (Austin Lounge Lizards)

Contrasting and Complementary Colors
The contrasting color of purple is yellow. Purple works well with other cool colors such as blue and green.

Movies
The Purple Heart (1944), The Color Purple (1985)

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No.3 Purple Heart
No.3 Purple Heart