The meaning of colours: violet
Emanuela Brumana - 12/11/2015

There is one colour that makes up for the fading natural world, typical of autumn: violet. This colour has in it the strongest energetic charge in the visible spectrum. What’s more, being made up of red and blue, it encapsulates the best of this contrasting pair of colours. Red’s fiery charge is balanced by blue’s more contemplative nature. The result is a colour capable of transmitting energy, but which also has a strong spiritual charge. You only have to think that a great man like Leonardo da Vinci affirmed he felt closer to the divine when he found himself praying in a church with light filtering through violet-coloured glass windows.

Violet, overall, is a colour that encourages meditation and creative intuition using our imagination, yet without leaving us defenceless in a state of passive contemplation.

It’s the perfect colour for anyone wanting to reach an objective, but who needs to think thoroughly about their next moves.

Even at a physical level, violet has a calming effect: it slows cardiac activity, regulates the appetite, and relaxes the nerves and muscles. It is therefore, great for cramps and seems to provide excellent support against insomnia.

Immersing yourself in violet-coloured light, then, has the double effect of relaxing you, but also leaving you ready to act.
Due to its strong introspective charge, violet is not recommended for those susceptible to depression.

Additionally, we can enjoy sampling some excellent, deep violet-coloured foods, such as fresh aubergines and bunches of dark grapes (the latter especially in October): these provide a good supply of magnesium and are therefore, useful in encouraging cerebral activity.

Emanuela Brumana
Graduate in Phylosophy, currently works as an editor in the publishing industry and writes texts for web. Painter and illustrator under the pseudonym ebmela.