Color has no voice, yet it speaks loudly. Color evokes emotions, putting them on display for all to see. It is a well-known fact that we express ourselves through color. These expressions are visible through home décor, conference rooms, beauty products and clothing. Colors are representative of success, innocence, tranquility and peace. Simply put, the psychology of color matters and Tyrian is one of those colors.
This summer and coming fall, let color speak for you in your garden areas, guest bedrooms, and even your foyers. Purple flowers such as Summer Snapdragons exhibiting a lavender hue, and Wave Petunias with pink to purple blooms, in a garden exudes nobility. As a matter of fact, Tyrian also known as purple, originated in the ancient Phoenician trading city of Tyre, now modern day Lebanon. The dye fabric traders used was obtained from small mollusks found near the Mediterranean Sea region of Tyre. Purple fabric was so expensive that only monarchs or reigning emperors could afford this shade. Purple represents royalty, power and wealth.
Did you know that during the Elizabethan era (1558-1603), the Sumptuary Laws of Queen Elizabeth I forbade anyone who were not close relatives of the royals from wearing the color purple? This demonstrates how much color is a representation of who we are, and how powerful the people wearing it can be.
Ladies with green, hazel and brown eyes, top makeup artists recommend shades of purple eye shadow to make them pop. Gentlemen, purple is for you too. Statistic show that women find men who wear purple more attractive.
Not fond of the color purple yet? Purple comes in many shades, from light lavenders to deep violets. Give your guests the royal treatment; decorative pillows in soft shades of lavender on their bed, lavender scented oils and candles are another way. For a welcoming touch in your foyer, a Purple Orchid Plant or a lavender ribbon tied around a plain crystal or white vase can do the trick.
Find a shade of Tyrian you like and make a powerful statement. What emotion or statement are you displaying today?