Purple is also the most powerful wavelength of the rainbow – and it’s a color with a powerful history that has evolved over time.
Purple tends to be a color that people either love or hate.
Among Mediterranean people, purple was reserved for emperors and popes. The Japanese christened it “Imperial Purple”
Purple is the color of mourning or death in many cultures (U.K., Italy, Thailand, Brazil)
Purple is not a common flag color. Only two flags contain purple.
The “Purple Heart” is the American award for bravery.
Purple is a symbolic color for the gay community in many Western cultures.
Purple is the color of popular children's television characters – "Barney" and "Tinky Winky" (the purple Teletubby from the BBC).
In Italy most performing artists would not go on stage if they have to wear anything purple.