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Violet

is a mixture of red and blue. It has two sides, the dark blueish violet, where the blue overruns the red and the much warmer reddish violet, which is also called purple. This mixture merges several contrasts: warm and cold, matter and mind, going out and turning inwardly. Maybe that and its expensive origin makes it to the symbolic colour of mysticism, spirituality and exquisiteness. The holder of power were the ones in western society claimed this colour for themselves. Many years later, after the discovery of its artificial production the alternative parts of society took this colour as theirs. Important to consider the hue of this colour. During the movement of emancipation it was a blueish violet being uplifted by white, having then the fragrant colour of lilac.

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