Smashing Sunday – January 12, 2014

“Challenge” Eighteen – Favourite Colour

This isn’t a challenge. This doesn’t even require a second thought, and therefore, it seemed a little too boring to just do picture(s) of my favourite colour. So here’s a little bit more on the actual thought process behind my favourite colour: Purple.
(I know, you’re INCREDIBLY shocked, right?)

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Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind…and is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday’s color is purple.

But it isn’t all positive:

Purple is the color of the imagination. It can be creative and individual or immature and impractical.

Purple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious and self-assured, the leader.

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.

I’ve even seen suggestions against painting rooms purple, as it can lead to insanity. Well, it’s favoured by the nobility and after all their inbreeding, this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

All I know is that purple is and has always been the colour which calms me the fastest. My wardrobe over the years has ALWAYS consisted of a large portion of purple clothes (outnumbered only by black, much to my mother’s chagrin), and it’s making a big appearance in my apartment. It’s even in my birthstone, Amethyst.

Fun story, I used to wear purple so much as a kid my Grade 3/4 teacher used to call me “Chloe Purple”, instead of Chloe Brown. I adored Mrs. Moniez, even if she didn’t recognize me when I went back to visit her years later.

Challenge complete!
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