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25 Things That Are Violet

 , updated on October 05, 2023
Violet things are mostly flowers and fruits, particularly berries that are close to black by virtue of being dark violet. Violet is a spectral color that results from short wavelengths of light. It is remarkably absent in nature and people therefore perceive it as odd and unusual. Historically, it was difficult to produce violet colors with dye as violet dyes such as indigo are easily washed out to become bluish. As such, there is not much traditional culture surrounding violet colors. The following are common violet things.
Acai berries
Amethyst
Artichokes
Beets
Black currants
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bruises
Eggplant
Elderberries
Figs
Grapes
Lavender
Lepidolite
Lilac
Mangosteens
Morning glories
Mulberries
Orchids
Passion fruit
Plums
Purple cabbage
Purple potatoes
Purple sweet potatoes
Violets
Violet is a spectral color and purple is essentially a simulation of violet that is created by mixing blue and red. For example, digital screens can't typically display true violet but simulate it with purple.
Violet was so historically uncommon that the first purplish dye known as Mauve became a huge fashion trend in the 19th century, particularly in the 1890s that have been referred to as the mauve decade.
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