What is purple?

  • (noun): A chromatic color between red and blue.
    Synonyms: purpleness, empurpled
    See also — Additional definitions below


Purple is a range of hues of color occurring between red and blue. In additive light combinations it occurs by mixing the primary colors red and blue in varying proportions. It is a secondary color because two colors (blue and red) make up this color. In subtractive pigments it can be equal to the primary color magenta or be formed by mixing magenta with the colors red or blue, or by mixing just the latter two, in which case a color of low saturation will result. Low saturation will also be caused by adding a certain quantity of the third primary color (green for light or yellow for pigment).

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Some articles on purple:

Purple - In Culture - Video Games
... In the Borderlands series, purple weapons are the second rarest ... In the MMORPG World of Warcraft, items of an "Epic" quality (extremely rare items) are the color purple, and are often referred to as "Purples" ... of the Milky Way galaxy called The Purple Void ...
Cherry Plum
... Numerous cultivars have been developed, many of them selected for purple foliage, such as 'Atropurpurea' ... These purple-foliage forms (often called purple-leaf plum), also have dark purple fruit, which make an attractive, intensely coloured jam ... has bright red foliage which darkens purple ...
One Eye To Morocco - Recording
... In spring 2008 there was a gap between Purple's World Tour, as bassist Roger Glover's mother had died, so Gillan returned to Buffalo to do something new ... was mixed and engineerd by Nick Blagona, who has previously worked with Deep Purple and mixed Purple's reunion album Perfect Strangers, as well as The House of ...
Knightmare Frame - Britannian Models - Mass-production Models - Gloucester
... Although normal Gloucester models are painted a flat, dull purple, Cornelia's aides sport a more vibrant deep-purple color scheme which is sometimes referred to as a Commander Type ... Its color is a lighter, more vibrant purple, and its cape is white ...
Hay Lin - Powers
... When she transforms, she wears a teal tank-top, purple waist-cloth that covers her front and back, a blue cord with matching beads around her waist, green and sky blue stockings that reach her ... longer and her pigtails held in place by purple bands ...

More definitions of "purple":

  • (noun): Of imperial status.
    Example: "He was born to the purple"
  • (verb): Become purple.
  • (adj): Of a color midway between red and blue.
    Synonyms: violet, purplish

Famous quotes containing the word purple:

    This great purple butterfly,
    In the prison of my hands,
    Has a learning in his eye
    Not a poor fool understands.
    Once he lived a schoolmaster
    With a stark, denying look....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
    Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
    There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
    And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green.... If we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don’t deserve to survive, and probably won’t.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)