Russian Violet is a dark shade of the violet colour.
Violet is the colour at the end of the visible spectrum of light between blue and the invisible ultraviolet.
In history, violet and purple have long been associated with royalty and majesty.
The emperors of Rome wore purple togas, as did the Byzantine emperors.
During the Middle Ages violet was worn by bishops and university professors and was often used in art as the colour of the robes of the Virgin Mary.
In Chinese painting, the colour violet represents the “unity transcending the duality of Yin and yang” and “the ultimate harmony of the universe”.
In Hinduism and Buddhism violet is associated with the Crown Chakra.
According to surveys in Europe and the United States, violet is the colour people most often associate with extravagance and individualism, the unconventional, the artificial, and ambiguity.
The first recorded use of Russian violet as a colour name in English was in 1926.
Hex code on mom2B stock: #32174D
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