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    RED - Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

    Energy, strength, passion, eroticism, cheerfulness, courage, element of fire, career goals, fast action, lust, desire, blood, vibrancy, driving forces, risk, fame, love, survival, war, revolution, danger, aggression, strength, power, determination, emotional intensity, sex, provoking, dynamic, stimulating, courage, bravery, good-tasting, force, leadership, drama, excitement, speed, heat, warmth, violence, attention, generosity, romance


    How the color red affects us physically
    - Increases enthusiasm
    - Stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate
    - Encourages action and confidence
    - Provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety

    Red: The color of the base or root chakra
    - Red is the color fo the base or root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies.
    - First chakra, base of the spine. Groundedness, trust, belonging, lessens feelings of mistrust.
    - Gemstones that will aid the Root chakra include lodestone, ruby, garnet, smokey quartz, obsidian, hematite and onyx.

    Red around the globe
    - Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures, including Russia.
    - In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions and the four seasons. Red was associated with fire, south, and summer.
    - In Japan, the color red is associated closely with a few deities in Shinto and Buddhist traditions, so statues of these deities are often decked in red clothing or painted red.
    - In Sweden, Falun red (red based on the pigment from the Falun mine) was reserved for the privileged class.
    - In China, red is associated with good luck and fortune.
    - In Greece, Easter eggs are dyed red and the Greek expression "piase kokkino" ("touch red") is said when two people say the same thing at the same time. It is believed that such an occurrence is an omen that the two will have an argument in the future, which can only be broken when the two touch the closest thing that is red.
    - In Jamaica, a popular slang term for someone who is under the influence or drunk is "red."
    - In England, red phone booths and red double decker buses are national icons. Standard British pillar boxes (mail boxes) have been painted red since 1874.
    - In India, a red mark on the forehead is said to bring good luck.
    - To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.
    - Islamic, Hindu, and Chinese brides traditionally wear red.
    - Cochineal red, discovered by the Aztecs, was made using the female cochineal beetle. A pound of water-soluble extract required about a million insects. For the Aztecs, Indian red dye was considered more valuable than gold! However, it was the Spaniards who introduced the crimson color of Cochineal red to Europe in the 1500s.
    - In Aztec culture, red was connected with blood.
    - Red amulets were worn in many cultures to prolong life.
    - In Singapore, the color red traditionally symbolizes joy.
    - Chinese New Year is celebrated by wearing red clothing and decorating the house with red. Red envelopes with "luck money" are given to unmarried children to bring good fortune to them for the rest of the year.
    - In Israel, kosher clothing stores banned the color red and sell only loose-fitting apparel for women.
    - The belief in the protective power of the color red can be traced back to the old Chinese folklore of the Nian, a man-eating beast of ancient China who used to feed on human flesh. Discovering that the creature abhorred loud noises and the color red, the people made liberal use of the color not only in their firecrackers, but also in home decorations and clothing to protect themselves from the Nian.

    Political associations with red
    - The color red represents the U.S. Republican Party and beginning with the 2000 presidential election, states that favored the Republican candidates began being referred to as "red states," while those that favored the Democratic candidates were referred to as "blue states."
    - Red is the color most associated with the Soviet Union during communist reign.

    Interesting information about red
    - Red is the highest arc of the rainbow.
    - Red is the first color you lose sight of at twilight.
    - The longest wavelength of light is red.
    - Eric the Red is the Norwegian Viking credited for colonizing Greenland...he earned his nickname from his bright red hair and beard.
    - Feng shui recommends painting the front door of a home red to invite prosperity to the residents.
    - According to "The Language of Stained Glass" at Armstrong Browing Library at Baylor University: When Dante spoke of the Seraphim - the first of the nine choirs of Angels - the color that "glows" was the pure orange vermilion which his fellow citizens and brothers-in-spirit (the painters, illuminators, and glassmen) knew as red. So, it may be said that pure red is the color of divine love, the Holy Spirit, courage, self-sacrifice, martyrdom, and all the warm impulses that belong to the great-hearted everywhere.
    - Bees can't see the color red, but they can see all other bright colors. Red flowers are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies, bats, and wind, rather than bees.
    - Red is the color that means "severe" in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.

    Red in athletics and sports
    - There are several American teams that use red as their primary color.
    - Baseball teams include the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
    - Basketball teams include the Chicago Bulls.
    - Hockey teams include the Detroit Red Wings.
    - Thanks to a reminder from reader D.A. I want to mention the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Their team motto is "Go Big Red", their mascot is "Lil Red" and in her words "the stadium full of fans it is known as 'The sea of red' as fans always wear red." Go Huskers!

    Red as a signature color
    - Frank Lloyd Wright
    - Bodacious Woman Mary Foley

    Red and good causes
    - American Red Cross
    - American Heart Association
    - The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness.
    - The Red Ribbon Campaign is a drug prevention program
    - Product Red
    - Leonard Cheshire International
    - Girls, Inc.

    Popular phrases that include red
    - Red carpet treatment: giving privileged treatment to an important person
    - Caught red-handed: clearly guilty
    - Red in the face: to become embarrassed
    - Seeing red: to be angered
    - Red flag: a warning of danger
    - Not worth a red cent: having no value
    - Red letter day: a memorable, joyful day
    - Red tape: excessive formalities in governmental process
    - In the red: a term to describe an economic loss

    Quotes about red
    - "Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." -- Eugene Delacroix
    - "If one says 'Red' the name of color and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different." -- Josef Albers
    - Of all the hues, reds have the most potency. If there is one electric blue, a dozen reds are so charged. Use them to punctuate white, burn into bronzes, or dynamite black." -- Jack Lenor Larsen
    - Painters use red like spice. -- Derek Jarman
    - Perhaps blue, red, and yellow strike the mind more forcibly from there not being any great union between them, as martial music, which is intended to rouse the nobler passions -- Sir Joshua Reynolds

    What it says about you when you buy a red vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a vehicle that is Vibrant Red: Sexy, speedy, high-energy, and dynamic.
    - If, however, your vehicle is a Burgundy or Blue-red, you give a similar message but far less obvious

    Red in the garden
    - Red is considered a warm color in landscape design. Its appearance in the garden has an energetic effect.
    - Red flowers and foliage give the illusion of coming forward in the landscape, helping to make a large garden feel cozier.
    - Red plants attract the eye and are a good choice for areas you want to draw attention to.
    - Red's complimentary color in the garden is green.
    - Write mystery into your garden plots by combining deep reds, such as burgundy, maroon, and russet, with equally dark purple and chocolate brown. Such sultry combinations create the illusion of depth and hidden distances. --Better Homes and Garden

    Red and our sense of taste
    - Red fruits are flavorful and nutritious. Although not seen as frequently, there are also red vegetables. A few of my favorite red foods are listed below.
    - The warm scent and flavor of baking apples is a sure sign that fall is just around the corner.
    - The fragrant, sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal; it is no wonder they are the most popular berry fruit in the world.
    - Fresh cranberries, which contain the highest levels of beneficial nutrients, are at their peak from October through December, just in time to add their festive hue, tart, tangy flavor, and numerous health protective effects to your holiday meals.

    Red and our sense of smell
    - "Red is a color associated with poison, passion and seduction" -- Aromascope
    - "Gallica Roses come in crimsons, deep pinks, mauves, and stripes and splashes. They are most often described as having Old Rose fragrances, which can be intense and spicy." -- American Rose Association
    - AromaPod, a scented lifestyle tool, uses the color red with the scent that provides energy.
    - "Cherry" was the original scent of the red colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color red became "cedar chest."

    Light red : joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, love, indecision
    Dark red : willpower, rage, wrath, tenseness, vigour, anger, leadership, courage, yearning, malice, wrath
    Maroon : Yang, indecisiveness
    Last edited by nora; 08-05-2009 at 04:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nora View Post
    - Islamic, Hindu, and Chinese brides traditionally wear red.

    I don't know about the Hindus and the Chinese, but never in my life have I seen or heard of a Muslims bride wearing red...

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    Quote Originally Posted by janoubi View Post
    How about Olive nora?
    well... bheb kel l green palette w khsouse l olive green, bas l feset2e ma fiye ti2o
    p.s: Olive green is the traditional color of peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by nora View Post
    well... bheb kel l green palette w khsouse l olive green, bas l feset2e ma fiye ti2o
    p.s: Olive green is the traditional color of peace
    Cool, olive green is my favorite color =].

    Can you post info about it like you were doing to the other colors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by janoubi View Post
    Cool, olive green is my favorite color =].
    Quote Originally Posted by janoubi View Post

    Can you post info about it like you were doing to the other colors?
    I can post few things since olive green is a shade of green after all hehe
    so
    Olive Green - traditional color of peace, camouflage, classic, adventure
    International significance - Military
    meaning of olive green in our dreams - The olive green color symbolizes natural wisdom and Zen. You need to achieve peace in your environment.
    clothes / men - Dependability and honesty are projected by conservative colors in varying degrees: navy, dark brown, black, charcoal grey, deep
    olive green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbel View Post
    Black... like the black hole that sits instead of my heart!!!
    still waiting for the color black!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbel View Post
    still waiting for the color black!
    kif still waitin ye3ne? go back to page 1
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    BLUE - is the overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.

    The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. However, not all blues are serene and sedate.

    Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring.

    Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.

    Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women.

    good fortune, communication, wisdom, protection, spiritual inspiration, calmness, reassurance, gentleness, fluidity, water, sea, creativity, peace, calming, higher thoughts, mystery, sky, formality, travel, devotion, progress, quiet wisdom, freedom. betterment of humanity, love, trust, loyalty, intelligence, reassurance, artistry, compassion, inner strength, devotion, depression, sadness, tranquility, stability, unity, truth, understanding, confidence, acceptance, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, comfort, cold, technology, devotion, harmony, depth, faith, heaven, piety, sincerity, precision, intellect, sadness, consciousness, speech, messages, ideas, sharing, cooperation, idealism, sincerity, empathy, relaxation, affection, inspiration, friendship, patience, contemplation, infinity, harmony, non-threatening, dependability

    How the color blue effects us physically
    - Calms and sedates
    - Cools
    - Aids intuition

    Blue: The color of the throat chakra
    - Blue is the color of the Throat Chakra, also known as Visuddha.
    - This chakra is located in the throat. It is linked to the throat, neck, hands, and arms.
    - The Throat Chakra is connected with speech and hearing, and encourages spiritual communication. Opening the Throat Chakra is said to improve clairaudience.
    - Gemstones that will aid the Throat Chakra include turquoise and aquamarine.

    Blue around the globe
    - In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. Blue was associated with wood, east, and spring.
    - Blue, blue-green, and green are sacred colors in Iran, where they symbolize paradise.
    - In India, paintings of the god Krishna often depict him as having blue skin.
    - In the United States, post office mailboxes are typically blue.
    - In Mexico, blue is the color of mourning.
    - In Aztec culture, blue symbolized sacrifice.
    - In Greece, the color blue is believed to ward off "the evil eye." Those who believe in this Greek superstition often wear a blue charm necklace or blue bracelet for protection.

    Religious & mythological associations with blue
    - Several mosques are referred to as the Blue Mosque:
    The Blue Mosque of Tabriz in Tabriz, Iran
    The Blue Mosque of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt
    The Blue Mosque of Yerevan in Yerevan, Armeni
    Rawze-e-Sharif in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
    Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
    - The Catholic religion associates blue with the Virgin Mary.

    Political associations with blue
    - Blue represented the Union (North) during the American Civil War.
    - The color blue represents the U.S. Democratic Party and beginning with the 2000 presidential election, states that favored the Democratic candidates began being referred to as "blue states," while those that favored the Republican candidates were referred to as "red states."
    - In the U.S. Congress, the Blue Dog coalition is a caucus of conservative Democrats.

    Interesting information about blue
    - President Martin VanBuren is credited with introducing blue into the decorating scheme of the White House in 1837 and since then, there has been a "blue room" in the White House.
    - Blue is one color that means "low" or "guarded" in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.
    - Blue is the favored color choice for toothbrushes.
    - IBM's Deep Blue became the first computer to win a chess tournament against a reigning world champion chess master. Deep Blue had 32 processors and processed about 200 million chess moves per second in its historic six-game match against Garry Kasparov. Today, Blue Gene is the fastest supercomputer in the world and the descendent of Deep Blue. It uses 131,000 processors to routinely handle 280 trillion operations every second.
    - The blue ribbon has been widely recognized as a national symbol of child abuse awareness.
    - Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
    - Over the past decade, scientists have reported the successful use of blue light in the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems, including addictions, eating disorders, impotence, and depression.
    - People are often more productive in blue rooms.
    - The highest quality ultramarine blue is made with powdered lapis lazuli from Afghanistan.
    - The 1993 film "Blue" consists entirely of the color blue with narration and soundbytes.
    - "Alice Blue" is a light blue-gray or steel blue color that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt; it sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.
    - Mosquito's are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
    - In ceramics, a variety of ingredients -- including cobalt oxide, copper carbonate, and iron oxide produce the blue colors. The different variations are produced when each ingredient is combined with other materials or with each other. The application, thickness of the glaze, how it is applied, and the type of clay used also have an impact on the final color after firing. Unlike paint, raw glazes look nothing like their final appearance after firing.
    - Blue Tigers (Maltese Tigers) have been sporadically reported in the mountains of the Fujian province in China. They are described as bluish-grey or slate-blue with white patches on the face and black stripes.
    - Pablo Picasso's "Blue Period" refers to a series of paintings in which the color blue dominates and which he painted between 1901 and 1904. The Blue Period is a marvelous expression of poetic subtlety and personal melancholy and contributes to the transition of Picasso's style from classicism to abstract art.

    Blue in athletics and sports
    - In auto racing, a blue flag signals the start or resumption of a race, as well as advising a car to yield to faster traffic behind.
    - Dr. Jigor Kano, founder of Judo, created divisions among students using Belt colors, in order to give students recognition for certain achievements. The Blue Belt symbolizes the blueness of our skies. In reaching this plateau of martial arts, one must not become complacent seeing one's knowledge as high as a tree, but instead, realize that this is not an end; one should reach still higher to the very blueness of the sky. Like the sky which engulfs and embraces us, knowledge should transcend the height of the trees so it may spread all around us.

    Blue as a signature color
    - Blue Man Group

    Companies or brands identified primarily with blue
    - Blue Cross Blue Shield
    - Ford
    - The Gap
    - IBM
    - Intel
    - Pepsi
    - Tiffany & Co.
    - Bank Rakyat Indonesia

    Popular phrases that include blue
    - Out of the blue: unexpected
    - True blue: to be loyal or faithful
    - Once in a blue moon: an event that occurs infrequently
    - Blue ribbon: first place; to describe something as being of the highest quality
    - Blue blood: an aristocrat
    - Blue law: laws about morality issues
    - Blue comedy: jokes about socially taboo subjects
    - Blueprint: a detailed design of an object or idea
    - Blue plate special: a special priced meal at a restaurant
    - Bluestocking: a woman with strong scholarly interests
    - Feeling blue: to feel sad or unhappy

    Quotes about blue
    - "There is no blue without yellow and without orange." -- Vincent Van Gogh

    - Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight. -- John Ruskin

    - Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones...it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color pink. -- Raoul Dufy

    - I have broken the blue boundary of color limits, come out into the white; beside me comrade-pilots swim in this infinity. -- Kasimir Malevich

    - If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.-- Paul Gauguin

    What it says about you when you buy a blue vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken, but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a vehicle that is Dark Blue: Credible, confident, dependable.
    - If, however, your vehicle is a Light or Mid-Blue, you give a different impression: Cool, calm, faithful, quiet.

    Blue in the garden
    - Blue is one of the cooler colors in landscape design and it brings a soothing element to the garden.
    - Blue plants visually recede, helping to make a small space appear larger.
    - Blue's complimentary color in the garden is orange.

    Blue and our sense of taste
    - The color blue is the least common color in the foods we eat.
    - Blueberries are the favorite of blue foods and they have been touted in recent years for their health benefits.
    - Blue Moon ice cream is the name of a bright blue-colored flavor of ice cream, available almost exclusively in the mid-west United States.

    Blue and our sense of smell
    - "Blueberry" was the original scent of the blue colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color blue became "new car."
    - AromaPod, a scented lifestyle tool, uses the color blue with the scent that provides focus.
    - "Fashion house Boudicca developed a blasphemous application method for its soon-to-be-released Wode: the perfume creates a blue stain when you spray it on. It eventually evaporates, but the point is made - the physical dimension of fragrance is no longer terra incognita." -- House and Garden Magazine

    Pale Blue : ethereal, delicate, calming, health, healing, tranquility, understanding, softness

    Aqua : freshness, pristine, vigour, movement, dramatic, confidence, strength, individualism, eccentricity, humour, fearlessness, festivity

    Royal Blue : richness, superiority, cold Dark blue : depth, expertise, stability, credibility (especially with gold), intellect, wisdom, corporate colour, warmth, knowledge, power, integrity, seriousness, knowledge, health, decisiveness, law, order, logic, dependability, serenity

    Turquoise : calming, emotional healing, protection, refreshing, sophisticated Turquoise is equally popular with men and women.

    Light Turquoise : feminine

    Teal : sophisticated

    p.s: turquoise is one of my favorite cologhs...
    Last edited by nora; 08-05-2009 at 04:12 AM.
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    PURPLE - Purple embodies the balance of red's stimulation and blue's calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined, at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone. With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

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    How the color purple affects us physically
    - Uplifts
    - Calms the mind and nerves
    - Offers a sense of spirituality
    - Encourages creativity

    Violet: The color of the crown chakra
    - The Crown Chakra, also known as the Sahasrara, is located at the top of the head.
    - The Crown Chakra is linked to the crown of the head, the nervous system, and the brain, and is representative of pure thought.
    - This chakra connects one with the infinite consciousness. Opening this chakra will help tap into a deep spiritual understanding.
    - Gemstones that will aid the Crown Chakra include amethyst and clear quartz.


    Purple around the globe
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    In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband's death.
    - The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in action.
    - In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.
    - A man with the rank of Roman Emperor was referred to as "The Purple" -- a name that came from the color of the robe he wore.
    - In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.
    - Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.
    - In pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian form of egg dying, purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience, and trust.
    - Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.
    - In Tudor Britain, violet was the color of mourning, as well as the color of religious fervor.
    - Traditionally, in Iran, purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looks purple during an eclipse is an omen of bloodshed within the year.

    Religious & mythological associations with purple
    - Purple is representative of "pride" in Christianity.
    - In Christianity, purple is associated with Advent and Lent.
    - Catholic priests wear purple vestments before performing Reconciliation.

    Political associations with purple
    - In the United States, a state with equal distribution of Republicans and Democrats is referred to as a "purple state."
    - Julius and Augustus Caesar, Emperors of Rome, both decreed that only the Emperor could wear purple. When Nero became Emperor, the wearing of purple and even the sale of purple was punishable by death! By the time of Alexander Severus, who was Emperor in Rome from 222 to 235 AD, all the workers who made Imperial Purple worked for the Emperor. Later, magistrates were allowed to wear togas decorated with purple ribbons.

    Interesting information about purple
    - Purple was the color of the first dye made by man. It was called "Mauveine" and was made out of coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856.
    - Purple represents the planet Jupiter.
    - February is the month associated with the color purple and the birthstone for those born is February is amethyst.
    - Purple Stones: Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Lavender Jade, Sugilite, Selenite, Iolite, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite
    - The Byzantine emperor signed edicts in purple ink.
    - Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases ten times when done in a purple light, as in the purple light of stained glass.
    - In 1999, formal Moral Majority spokesman Reverend Jerry Farwell came out publicly against the children's show Teletubbies. He believed that its character "Tinky-Winky" was gay, stating that he was purple - the color of gay pride - and that his antennae was a triangle - the symbol of gay pride.
    - The poem "Warning" by English poet Jenny Joseph begins with the line "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple..." The poem and its famous purple line has become a tongue-in-cheek reference to a woman's struggle with aging.
    - Purple is the color of Madison Square Garden and seating for VIP's was once covered in purple.
    - Purple is the color of the highest denomination poker chip = $5,000
    - During the Silver Age of comic books, those with purple on their covers sold better.
    - In stained glass, the color purple or violet is seen as uniting the "wisdom" of blue and the "love" of red and symbolizes justice and royalty.
    - The "Purple Orchid Three" is a sweet potato grown by its Hainan developers from seeds taken into space in 2005 on China's "Shenzhou VI" rocket.

    Purple in athletics and sports
    - Basketball teams include the L.A. Lakers.
    - The Colorado Rockies are the only team in Major League Baseball to use purple. Their team colors are Purple, black and silver. Coors Field, home of the Rockies, has one row of purple seats, designating an altitude of 5,280 feet - "A Mile High". "Purple Row" is very popular Rockies fan blog.

    Popular phrases that include purple
    - Purple prose: an elaborately written poem or paragraph in literature
    - Purple heart: a medal awarded to a U.S. soldier wounded in battle
    - Born to the purple: a person who is born into a noble or royal family
    - Lay it out in lavender: very cool, relaxed, and in control

    Quotes about purple
    - "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." -- Alice Walker

    - "Born in the scientific purple." -- George Howard Darwin

    - "But, luckily, he kept his wits and his Purple crayon." -- from Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

    - "Oh, I love red. I'm very loyal to my colors. I love violet." -- Elizabeth Taylor

    - Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme. -- Derek Jarman

    What it says about you when you buy a purple vehicle
    -
    There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a Purple vehicle: Creative, individualistic, original.

    Purple in the garden
    -
    Purple is considered a cool color in landscape design. Its appearance has a calming effect in a garden.
    - Purple plants visually recede in a garden, helping to make a small space feel larger.
    - Purple's complimentary color in the garden is yellow.
    - Purple is a hot color in garden design right now.

    taste of purple
    - Purple is a very trendy color and gourmet chefs are always looking for a new vegetable color.
    - The "Purple Orchid Three" is a sweet potato grown by its Hainan developers from seeds taken into space in 2005 on China's "Shenzhou VI" rocket.
    - "Purple Haze" is the only imperator-shaped purple carrot.
    - Eggplant, deeply purple and glossy, adds unique texture and flavor to the taste of purple.
    - Purple grapes include all grapes of this color, one of which is the Concord grape. Concord grapes are native to North America and are of the slip-skin category, whereas most grapes are of the European varieties whose skin is attached to the meat. This allows the latter varieties to be stored in cold rooms, shipped to fresh markets, and eaten as table grapes.

    Purple and our sense of smell
    - Lavender: The soft scent of fresh-cut Lavender. The scent of Lavender is said to be stress reducing. A wonderful scent for all year round. Aromatherapy benefits: Balancing, soothing, gently clarifying, normalizing.
    - "Grape" was the original scent of the purple colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color purple became "lilac."
    - For perfume makers, "lavender is a plant which in and of itself has an outstanding olfactory quality." It certainly appears that lavender counts as one of the most ancient elements used in perfumed products.
    - Lavender was immensely popular during the 19th century and introduced men to the world of perfume, heretofore reserved for women, with classic lavender waters such as English Lavender by Atkinsons and Old English Lavender by Yardley.
    - Nothing can compare to the delicious scent of sweet violets in the spring.
    - Wisteria: Romance lingers in this mysterious hanging garden. This scent is remarkable. Great for all year, though especially intoxicating during spring and summer. Very romantic. Aromatherapy benefits: Romantic, sensual, calming, relaxing, anchoring.

    Lavender : Yang, sexual indecision, malleability, romance, nostalgia, feminity
    Dark purple : gloom, sadness, frustration, royalty, richness
    Mauve : Yang, world consciousness
    Violet : Meditation, creativity, concentration, quietness, creative force, beauty, inspiration, artistry, music, chivalrous love, excellence, ethereal, sensuality, responsibility, sacrifice
    Blue purple : mystical
    Red purple</B> : sensual, quirky
    YOU CAN KILL A MAN BUT YOU CAN'T KILL AN IDEA. -Medgar Evers.

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