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The color Byzantium is a dark shade of purple. The shades of the color Byzantium are used to represent the Byzantine Empire.
In art, purple is the color on the color wheel between magenta and violet and its tints and shades. In human color psychology, purple is also associated with royalty and nobility (stemming from classical antiquity when Tyrian Purple was only affordable to the elites). The purple triangle was a Nazi concentration camp badge used by the Nazis to identify several unorthodox non-conformist religious groups known as Bibelforscher, mostly Jehovahs Witnesses.
Wisteria is a pale tint of violet, named after the Wisteria flower. Crayola introduced this color in 1993.
Thistle is a pale purplish color resembling the thistle plant. It closely resembles the color Wisteria. The color thistle is associated with Scotland because the thistle is the national flower of Scotland and Scotland's highest state decoration is the Order of the Thistle.
The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the "Mauve Decade", because William Henry Perkin's aniline dye mauveine allowed the widespread use of that color in fashion. When Perkins accidentally discovered that he was able to chemically make the color purple (mauve), he began the world's search for other colors through chemistry. Now, many colors are chemically made instead of taken from natural sources. Chemistry also became a more profitable career. Mauve is a commonly used color in stage lighting to represent sunsets.
Eggplant is a dark purple or brownish-purple color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants. Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine (the French and British-English word for eggplant). The grayish-purple color was introduced by Crayola in 1998.
Heliotrope is a pink-purple tint that is a representation of the color of the heliotrope flower. Another name for this color is vivid Lavender.
In academic dress, lilac symbolizes a doctoral degree in dentistry. The color lilac is sometimes associated with lesbianism and bisexual women.
Periwinkle is a desaturated color in the blue-violet family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb which bears flowers of the same color.
According to the theosophical metaphysical system of the New Age Prophetess Alice A. Bailey, the violet devas are in charge of maintaining the etheric forms that are the etheric matter duplicates of the objects on the physical plane. Each of the four types of violet devas that are said by Bailey to function on the four etheric subplanes of the seven subplanes of the physical plane are supposed to be colored a different shade of violet. The devas that function on the highest subplane of the physical plane, the first etheric plane (also called the atomic subplane), are said to be colored lavender.
United States Patriots who are advocates of gay liberation point out that if you mix together red, white, and blue, you get lavender.
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