Personality Colors:  Purple Lavender is a Shade of Violet

Personality Colors: Purple Lavender is a Shade of Violet


Purple and its lighter lavender  shades has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious.

While purple is the color of royalty, lavender is the color of feminity. It’s a grown up pink.

Purples are often rulers. Spiritual mastery is also under purple: those who strive for enlightened perfection do so under its influence. Also found here are the visionaries, working with the highest levels of thought , and seeing and hearing without using physical sense. Those under purple use its psychic perception on an everyday basis. They can be seen as mysterious and powerful.


Lavender purple (purple

mountain majesty)

This color was the color called lavender in Crayola crayons before 1958, when Crayola switched to calling the color shown above as lavender pink as being lavender. The another name for this color is lavender purple.Displayed at right is the color purple mountain majesty, a Crayola color since 1993. This color may be regarded as a medium lavender gray.

This color is a representation of the way mountains look when they are far away.

The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are considered delicate and precious.



The term lavender may also be used in general to apply to a wide range of pale, light, medium, or grayish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors. In paints, the color lavender is made by mixing violet and white paint.

The first recorded use of the word lavender as a color term in English was in 1705.

~ ~ Wikipedia


Difference Between Purple

and Lavender


Purple is a very popular color used in fabrics all over the world. The name purple has been derived from the Latin purpura that seems to have come from a dye obtained from the mucus secretion of a type of snail. Purple is a color obtained by mixing red and blue colors. It is a magical and mysterious color, used by not just the royalties but also the pieties. The color purple has been used not just by the Roman Emperors but also Catholic Bishops.

Violet is the color that is visible in the color spectrum and mixing red and blue actually gives violet. However, when the shade is such that it is nearer to blue than red, we are talking about purple shade. Violet is the color that is closer to red than blue.


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Lavender has long been a favorite flower and color of genteel ladies. This shade of purple suggests refinement along with grace, elegance, and something special.

Lavender is the name of a kind of flowers. It continued to be applied to these flowers till recent times. It was in 1930 in the Dictionary of Color that the name was first used to refer to a color that was a pale variety of violet. There are many groups of hues that appear reddish blue, and lavender is one of these hues. In fact, it would be better to categorize lavender as pale purple. The thing to remember with lavender is that blue tone dominates rather than red, so it appears to be bluish than red. There can be many different shades in the range of lavender that can be made by increasing red or by increasing blue in the color.

Lavender Fields in Provence, France


Lavender vs Purple

Purple is one color that has traditionally been associated with the royalty and nobility. It is a color that symbolizes power and wealth. It is easy to see why influential political leaders around the world wear purple colored neckties. There are other hues that are similar to purple such as lavender, violet, lilac, and so on, confusing lots of people. People find it hard to differentiate between purple and lavender because of their similarities. However, despite some overlap, the two shades have differences, and this article intends to highlight the differences between purple and lavender.

• Purple is a color that is one of the hues that are obtained by mixing red and blue colors.

• Lavender is the name of a type of flowers but also used to refer to a pale shade of purple.


• In fact, lavender is the hue obtained by mixing white with violet color.

• Lavender has richer blue tone than purple that appears darker because of richer red tone.

• Purple is the color traditionally used by the royalty and the nobility.

• Today there are many variations of lavender color available on the color chart.  



 This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane,” who never notices anything sordid and who is always impeccably and beautifully dressed. Lavender people may be on a continual quest for culture and the refined things of life, high and noble causes but without the necessity of getting their hands dirty. A Lavender person is usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.

These gentle, childlike personalities are highly sensitive and unusually creative. The Lavenders’ innate ability to use their fantasy-oriented imagination makes them extraordinarily unique. Lavenders are simple free spirits who have a hard time following rules or fitting into society’s systems. They live by their feelings and intuition, rather than by their intellect. They want to be free to move in whatever direction feels right at the time, and their directions change as often as the clouds do. Using common sense, logic, and reason is not easy for these quiet and gifted spirits.

In power (positive qualities), Lavenders can be very entertaining and enlightening. Through their visual arts and imaginative styles, they can take people beyond this realm into other worlds filled with possibilities. Lavenders have the ability to transform their imaginings into works of art, as long as they stay focused and grounded in their bodies.

Out of power, Lavenders can feel lost and confused. They are typically unrealistic, irresponsible, and spacey. They like to dream and fantasize, but don’t usually follow through with their ideas. They would rather spend time daydreaming or watching clouds float by. They prefer to escape this reality with all its harsh demands and responsibilities.

Lavenders need to be with people who can see the potential in their creativity and lofty ideas; people who are capable of formulating plans and taking action to help them bring their ideas to market. Lavenders need very loving and patient partners. If treated with gentleness and kindness, Lavenders are gracious and dedicated mates. Partners can ultimately find the Lavenders’ innocence and creative imaginations endearing and lovable.

Using Lavender:

Use the color lavender to suggest something unique or extremely special but without the deeper mystery of purple. Lavender may be a good choice when you are targeting women and want to invoke feelings of nostalgia or romance.


Using Lavender with Other Colors:

Pink with lavender is extremely feminine.

A minty green with lavender is a cheerful, Springtime look.


Pink with lavender is extremely feminine. A minty green with lavender is a cheerful, Springtime look. Blues with lavender are cool and sophisticated combination or warm it up with reds. For a contemporary earthy palette try lavender with beige and light browns.

Lavender blue cool and sophisticated combination

Lavender blue-red




This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.

Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.


Purple people are highly psychic, attuned to the emotions and moods of others and very sensitive. People who have a predominant amount of purple in their Aura are seen as mysterious and secretive.

The Purple Aura individual possesses a philosophical, enquiring and intuitive mind. They love to learn and never stop exploring and enquiring into new subjects and areas that interest them. Because this they tend to be extremely interesting and knowledgeable people.

The Purple Aura individual does not have a wide circle of many friends. But the friends they do have are held close and are respected, admired and loved. People with a predominant purple Aura tend to be unlucky in love but once they have found their perfect soul mate is loyal and loving for life.

Purple Aura people connect well with animals and nature. They are attuned to animals and can sense their emotions and feelings. Purple Aura people tend to take in and care for strays as their loving and caring nature makes it difficult for them to turn strays away.

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.

Note:  Lavender Purple is the  

Shade of Violet 



Positioned between red and blue, can easily be shifted one way or the other, and has no clear identity.

The Color Violet / Purple

The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

While the violet is not quite as intense as purple, its essence is similar. Generally the names are interchangeable and the meaning of the colors is similar. Both contain the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. This is the union of body and soul creating a balance between our physical and our spiritual energies.

Purple or violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment – it expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness. For this reason it is associated with transformation of the soul and the philosophers of the world are often attracted to it.

In the meaning of colors, purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.

The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality.

From a color psychology perspective, purple and violet promote harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity. Violet and purple support the practice of meditation.

The color violet inspires unconditional and selfless love, devoid of ego, encouraging sensitivity and compassion. Violet can be sensitive to all the different forms of pollution in the world today, whether it be air pollution, noise pollution, visual pollution or the pollution in our food chain. This sensitivity makes violet susceptible to illness and allergies, vulnerable to its everyday surroundings.


Violet encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are all inspired by violet and its magic and mystery.

When Violets are in power (positive qualities), they are compassionate and inspirational. It is the color of humanitarian. They trust their inner visions and are focused on accomplishing their dreams and high ideals. They teach and inspire by example. Combining wisdom and power with sensitivity and humility, violet can achieve a lot for those less fortunate.

When Violets are out of power, they lose faith in themselves and their life purpose causing them to become scattered and confused. This often leads to depression. Violets can also become narcissistic, arrogant, and judgmental, thinking that they are better than everyone else. They can become impatient and critical of other people’s apparent lack of vision.

Violets desire partners who are inspirational equals who will soar with them and support their grand idealistic plans. Violets need passion and honest communication, and partners who are willing to travel.

Positive and Negative Traits of

Purple and Violet 

Positive keywords include: unusual and individual, creative and inventive, psychic and intuitive, humanitarian, selfless and unlimited, mystery, fantasy and the future.

Negative keywords include: immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber.

The Color Purple/Violet


Inspiration: Original and sound ideas are created with violet – use it when looking for inspiration during brainstorming sessions.

Imagination: Violet inspires creativity with intellect – it is also stimulating to dream activity.

Individuality: Violet is unconventional, individual and original. It hates to copy anyone else and likes to do its own thing.

Spirituality: Violet assists us during prayer and meditation, helping us to get in touch with our deeper subconscious thoughts. Churches often feature violet in their stained glass windows. From a negative perspective it can relate to the cult follower.

Effects of the Color


Empathy: Compassion, kindness and a love of humanity are positive qualities of Violet.

Controlled emotion: Violet is passionate, like red, but inclined to display it in private only.

Respectable & distinguished: The darker shades of violet particularly are linked to the origins of purple where it was only available to royalty and the wealthy.

Impractical: Violet can be impractical, with its head in the clouds rather than having its feet on the ground. It tends to see life as it imagines it, rather than how it is.

Immature: Violet can be immature, encouraging fantasy and an idealism that is often difficult to achieve in real life.

Dignity: Violet exudes a quiet modest form of dignity which is often appealing to others.

Cynical: This is a negative side of violet.

Variations of the Color


Lavender: Lavender is a light purple color with a bluish hue, a light violet color. It is a color that is attracted to beautiful things. It has a fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability to it.


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Lilac: Lilac is a pale muted violet color with a slightly pinkish hue. It implies immaturity, superficiality and youthfulness. It is extroverted and enthusiastic, inspiring glamour, romance and vanity.


Mauve: Mauve fits somewhere between lavender and lilac. helps us to make the best choices and decisions; it is concerned for justice to be done and always does the right thing. On the other hand it can indicate a degree of commonness, the social climber aspiring to higher ideals.


Amethyst: A mystical color, amethyst opens intuitive channels. It protects the vulnerable and assists the humanitarian. It is the color of the evolved soul.


Plum: Plum is a reddish purple. An old-fashioned color, plum is honorable and linked to family traditions. It is also prudish and narrow-minded, always preaching at you.


Deep Purple: Dark purple is related to higher spiritual attainment. A powerful color, it can also indicate arrogance and ruthlessness.




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