I’m looking forward to the new lavender season – Hitchin Lavender Farm will open its gates on 27 May 2017.
Hex colour reference: #926eae
A colourful note: this colour is named simply after the violet flower, but has also long been linked with royalty and majesty. Roman emperors were known for their purple togas; during the Middle Ages the colour was worn by bishops and university professors; and violet has often been used in art to depict the robes of the Virgin Mary.
Strictly speaking, purple and violet are different colours, with violet having its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, whilst purple is a combination of blue and red. Interestingly, in Chinese art, purple shades are used to represent the harmony of the universe because of the combination of red and blue, or yin and yang.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 March 2017
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