Purple Passion: Origins and Meanings Behind The Colour Purple March 25, 2016 12:00

In nature, purple is a relatively rare colour, and only occurs naturally in a handful of flowers and plants. Perhaps this is why we think of it as having some sort of supernatural and magical property.

Purple has lots of meanings, depending on the brightness and shade. Lilac is thought to be feminine and romantic, while a dark shade of purple can convey a deep level of thinking and knowledge. In fact, of all the colours, purple has the most variation in its meanings.

purple flower

Here we have selected some of our favourite purple products, to explore the meaning of the colour further.


As we already mentioned, the colour purple doesn't occur very often in nature, especially here in the UK, which is why our ancestors thought of purple as having a sacred meaning. Flowers such as lavender and violets are considered precious and delicate.

Our product pick: Purple Paradise Tea lights. These candles combine purple and gold, for an extra special and sacred look.

purple paradise tealights


Royalty & Wealth

Historically, purple clothing was only worn by royalty, as the fabric dye was so expensive to produce. In Roman times, the dye was made from shellfish, and thousands of these were needed just to be able to dye a single item. Today, purple is still associated with wealth and luxury.

Our product pick: Our Golden Paradise wine glasses will certainly make you feel like royalty!

Golden paradise wine glasses


The third-eye chakra is associated with the colour purple, which means that it has a variety of effects on the body. Purple can help create feelings of spirituality, energise the body, and help oneself reach a higher level of consciousness, and alignment with the universe.

Our product pick: Majestic Violet tealights, which can be used during your meditation practice.

Majestic violet tealights


Imagination & Creativity

Purple contains a lot of blue tones, which represent clarity and wisdom. So purple can help improve your imagination and creativity. Purple is a very complex colour, and different shades and tints can have different meanings.

Our product pick: Our Purple Ivy mug will help fuel your creativity.

purple ivy mug


Magic & Mystery

Purple is a mysterious colour, connected closely to different types of cosmic rays, which gives it a sense of the supernatural. Wizards and magic people are often portrayed in film and literature as being dressed in purple.

Our product pick: Our Aladdin's Dream candle is inspired by magic and mystery.

Aladdin's Dream candle


Energy & Power

Purple is the most powerful colour in terms of electromagnetic energy. The wavelength of purple light is close to that of ultraviolet radiation, which we associate with the sun and the cosmos. Because purple is also made up of red and blue, it takes on the characteristics of these colours too.

Our Product Pick: Our Violet Blaze candle set contains both red and purple, for a truly powerful combination.

Violet blaze candle set


We have a range of different products to suit all occasions, and you can view the full collection here. All of our items can be personalised with a name or initial, date, or a personal message. You can also choose your own colours to match your home.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and if you have any questions regarding any of the products we have mentioned today, please contact us by using our contact form and we will get back to you as fast as we can!

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