The color we have for today is the result of a mixture of red and blue, the two colors we discussed earlier. If you still do not know what color it is, we tell you that we are referring to violet.

Below we explain the meaning and symbolism of the color violet.


There are about 40 shades of this color. Being the product of the mixture of two colors that are often considered opposites, violet symbolizes ambiguity or ambivalence.

It is not exactly one of people’s favorite colors, but in other times it was assigned an important place because it was the color of rulers and powerful people. Often we do not notice this detail because many people refer to this color as purple, but it is good to know that it is the same and not different colors.

Many historical characters, kings and queens were represented with purple clothes as a way to make it clear that they were relevant characters.

Note: There is purple violet (which leans more to blue) and purple red (which leans more to red).

Purple or violet was also a symbol of eternity, hence it was also related to theology and magic. It is a color widely used by bishops in their bras. It is the color of faith.

Continuing with the ecclesiastical symbolism of violet, we cannot fail to mention that it is a symbol of sobriety and penance. In the first case, it is due to the beliefs that many people had about the effects of flowers and precious stones that were of this color; while in the second case, it is due to the fact that in the Church this color is used in funeral rituals and confessionals.

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Nowadays, that violet is the color of humility and faith is a thing of the past. Nowadays, especially when it comes to clothing, this color is a symbol of extravagance and rarity.

Violet is a symbol of vanity and sinfulness. In this color all the opposite elements are combined: love and abstinence, sensual and spiritual, power and humility… Since it unites the feminine and the masculine, it is not surprising that it is also the color of homosexuality.

It is the color of immoral sexuality, fashion and frivolity. In addition, because it is considered a feminine color, violet is widely used as a symbol of feminism. It is also associated with spinsters.

Positive aspects associated with violet

  • Power
  • Royalty
  • Sobriety
  • Eternity

Negative aspects associated with violet

  • Immorality
  • Ambiguity
  • Frivolity
  • Vanity