Purple is a deep rich shade between crimson and violet. It was the colour worn by emperors and bishops, having always been associated with royalty and piety. The Amethyst is a variety of quartz used in jewellery, its colour ranging from pale violet to deep purple, and believed to prevent intoxication.
For purple interiors, there are the pretty lilacs, but if choosing stronger purples, try mixing with silver, black and white for an opulent look.
Purple, aubergine or the softer lilac – I cover the range within my design collection. The ‘Tropical Panther’ purple placemats and coasters bring a colourful rich design to your table. Also, the Panther and Zig Zag pattern transports well onto greeting cards and the geometric shapes work well as a dramatic patten on a mouse pad. The pastel lilac and purple appear in my delicate ‘Floral Flight’ art print as a fantasy scene of hummingbirds, making a pretty addition to a room.