Red is hot and spicy, like standing too close to the fire. Orange is warm and smooth, a velvet curtain heated by the sun. Yellow is buttery and rich, like sunshine on your face. Green is earthy and comforting, the smell of fresh pine needles. Blue is cool and crisp, like dipping your foot in a lake in October. Purple is dark and rich, a baritone sax bellowing jazz. Brown is healing and ancient, the smell of earth on the forest floor. source here.
Purple smells like grape in my mind… Purple is not warm… it is not cold… it is cooling and sedate.
it has as many variations and mediums as the human mind…
violet, mauve, indigo, periwinkle, lavender, lilac and plum are all married to it.
When surrounded by darkness it absorbs the black… keeping part of it for itself… as it if it has something to learn from it before graduating to the light for the most vibrant color of an orchid… The difference between cold and hot… the many flavors between sour and sweet can all be found in purple.
The “Purple Heart” is the American award for bravery. Purple is often associated with royalty… or spirituality…
It is no wonder that the universe is painted with it.
This beautiful image of that prompted me to wonder how I would describe it if I couldnt see it was nicked from the amazing Light and Shade Challenge!