50 shades of purplePurple is a mighty color that is not only powerful in its striking appearance, but in meaning too.

Its warm mix of calming blue and intense red creates a vibrant tone that has a strong meaning in society on many levels.

It is often associated with royalty, so has an air of power, indulgence and authority about it. In religion, it’s a symbolic color that has different meanings across multiple faiths, while on the other side of the spectrum, it also represents sexuality.

But what other powers does this alluring vixen of the color world have?

It Enhances Creativity And Meditation

The great Leonardo da Vinci once wrote that meditation and prayer is ten times more powerful when done to the warm flicker of a lavender or purple-colored light in the background.

How often he meditated or the type of practice he followed we don’t know, but we do know that he produced some pretty magical stuff, suggesting that the power of purple is a creative force to be reckoned with.

It Stimulates Emotions

Different shades of purple symbolize various meanings. Light purple creates romantic feelings and sensuality, whereas the darkest of purples are associated with death and funerals (and is the color of mourning in some cultures). Bright purple, on the other hand, represents playfulness, which explains why 75% of young children will choose purple over other colors.

In Feng Shui, It Represents Children, Wealth And Love

In feng shui, the power of purple reigns supreme as it’s considered to be the “feng shui beige” – being the only color that is suitable in any direction.

Purple is also said to enhance kids’ imaginations, so splash a lick of purple paint on your child’s bedroom wall to tickle their mind. To bring out their creative streak, paint the west wall purple. To improve their health, get the paint rolling on the east wall. Also the color of recognition, a purple south wall is said to act in the favor of young aspiring artists or actors.

For us adults, royal purple is the color of prosperity and lavender is good for your love life. To stimulate its power within your home, paint your southeast wall or the corner of your living room purple. For luck in business deals and job opportunities, wear purple in meetings or interviews, and equally – watch out for salesmen wearing this color!

Given its luck and good chi (energy), purple also stimulates romance for both couples and singles. To attract more action in your bedroom, buy lavender bedding and spray it with lavender water, and wear purple underwear to send out the green (or in this case – purple) light to the potential love interests.

To encase your relationship in longevity, place pictures of you and your beloved in purple frames and have a purple amethyst in the southwest corner of your room.

Do you feel the power of purple? Tell us if you’re drawn to its mystery and radiance and purposely place it in your home or office to generate luck, wealth or love.


Deanna is a writer for FinerMinds and a traveller of the world. She makes any place home with her wonderful charm, her keen interest in local heritage and, of course, her Aussie ways.