If there's any color that conjures deep emotions more than blue
, it's purple
. Purple is the highest visible color on the human light spectrum, just before the (technically invisible) ultraviolet. It is also a color that can be simulated in painting by combining red and blue paint
. Purple as a color has symbolized royalty since antiquity, though in many cultures until recently it wasn't considered a separate color from red
. In modern times, purple is a very exotic and powerful color, while at the same time not being very subtle
. Besides pink
, purple is considered one of the most symbolic colors of the LGBT community, and occasionally associated as a color of solidarity between gay people and their straight allies.